Health and Fitness

HEALTH (½ year)

This class fulfills the state requirement for graduation. Through interactive discussions, activities, use of periodicals and the textbook, the following topics will be covered: nutrition, alcohol, tobacco, vaping, drugs, mental health, human sexuality including sexting, social media & teens’ on-line presence, HIV/STDs and other current issues. The state mandate for CPR training is met through this course of study.
This course is required for graduation.


The physical education program, together with the health education and safety education program, provides opportunities for students to achieve the skills, knowledge, and the attitudes that will allow them to attain an optimal quality of life and well-being. Physical education is taught within a curricular framework that focuses on the physical activities, skills, and attitudes that will prepare students to function effectively in a changing society.


Weight training and conditioning is open to those students who would like to gain muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Activity will include proper training in weight lifting techniques and muscular development. This course is designed to enhance physical muscular structure and cardiovascular conditioning. Workouts are designed for total body development and with a focus on overall fitness improvement. Safety and lifting techniques are the main focuses of instruction. Students who want to improve their overall fitness level or athleticism should sign up for this class.


This course will provide students with basic information on outdoor education and recreation. The students will learn about and participate in different activities that include xc skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking, water rescue, camping, archery, orienteering, project adventure and more. Field trips will be a possibility including BREOP trails, Mt Markham ropes course, and more. Students who choose this elective should be ready to go outdoors regardless of weather conditions and ready to participate in numerous events that they may have never been exposed to.


(Prerequisite: Students MUST have a driving permit BEFORE class begins.)
There are two sections of class: classroom and road. In the classroom section, six areas are covered: rules and regulations, seatbelt use, special driving situations, effects of vision and hearing on driving, buying and insuring a vehicle, car maintenance, effects of drinking and drugs on driving. In the road section of the class, students will prepare themselves and the vehicle for driving, normal city driving skills, country driving, highway driving, maneuvers, defensive driving, commentary driving, handling road emergencies, and preparing for the NYS road test.

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