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RACKET SPORTS           
Semester (four days per week) 
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                                                                         

This elective is designed to teach the history, rules, strategies and proper stroke mechanics for tennis, pickle ball, table tennis and badminton.  The students will learn correct warm-up techniques, proper stroke and speed drills.  Through drills, singles and doubles play, they will also learn proper serves, volleys, stroke mechanics, placement, spins, power and footwork for all four racket sports.   

AEROBICS THROUGH DANCE            
Semester (four days per week)
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                            

Students will explore the elements of dance through creative activities, learn many different dance steps and perform specific dances.  Additionally, they will gain an understanding of dance as an academic discipline and an important art form that can serve as a valuable lifelong social and recreational activity.

FITNESS AND WEIGHT TRAINING I                            
Semester (four days per week)
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                                                      

This elective combines classroom, weight training and cardiovascular fitness activities.  Improving students' health-related components of fitness through introduction to fitness concepts and their application are primary goals of the course.  Students will participate in activities to enhance cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.  The benefits of exercise and its effect on the systems of the body will be introduced.

FITNESS AND WEIGHT TRAINING II                                                              
Semester (four days per week)
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                                                 

This advanced course expands upon the information and techniques learned in Fitness and Weight Training I.  Students with a desire to improve and/or maintain their personal fitness level will have a particular interest in this course.  Teaching the necessary skills to attain and maintain fitness throughout life is a primary goal.  Students will design and implement a fitness program to meet individual needs by using a format that affords flexibility in choosing activities.

TEAM SPORTS                                                 
Semester (four days per week)         
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                                                                                                         

The Team Sports elective is designed to develop the basic skills, knowledge of game and rules, and strategies necessary to participate in each team sport.  The team sports offered in this class are softball, flat football, soccer, volleyball, team handball, ultimate-Frisbee, and basketball.  Students will be assessed based on changing for class in appropriate physical activity attire, level of participation during the activity, and attitude during class.  The course will encourage lifelong participation in sports for fitness and enjoyment.

SWIMMING III AND AQUATIC FITNESS                                                  
Semester (four days per week) (1st semester only)
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                                                                            

Students will explore the elements of Aquatics through activities designed for personal fitness, water aerobic strategies, water games and fitness, stroke mechanics, safety procedures, and personal safety.

SWIMMING IV                                                                                       
Semester (four days per week) (2nd semester only)
Grades 10, 11, 12                                                                                   

This second semester comprehensive program will prepare students for the rigors of life guarding.  Also, the students will assist in teaching a beginning swimming course.  Pool rules, regulations and procedures, pool maintenance, pool safety, administration policies, and public relations will be covered.

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