Physical Education classes are required in grades 9 and 10 and elective in grades 11 and 12.
The core PE program stresses development of skills in a wide variety of activities to encourage students to find ways to enjoy physical activity in leisure time and to develop awareness of the importance of personal fitness.
Every student is evaluated on progress in the following areas:
Effects of physical activity on dynamic health
Mechanics of body movement
Gymnastics and tumbling
Individual and dual sports
Rhythms and dance
Combatives (may include self-defense)
Each spring, students in grade 9 take a Fitnessgram test, with results reported to the California Department of Education.
Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.
Click the link to view academic content standards for Physical Education, adopted by the California State Board of Education: