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FRESHMAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Freshmen are offered team sports with an emphasis placed on skill development and fitness. Units are
offered in volleyball, basketball, football, soccer, cross country, speedball, Frisbee, swimming and Red
SOPHOMORE PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The Project Adventure Course is the core of the sophomore curriculum. This course involves concepts taken
from Outward Bound Programs. Also, the program encourages critical thinking/brainstorming through our many
group activities and low elements. Through our Full Value Contracts which are developed by students and
teachers, we emphasize the importance of respecting all individuals' opinions and beliefs. The outdoor rope
course encourages skills such as taking initiative, problem-solving and group games. Sophomores also take
swimming, CPR and First Aid. Students are tested on putting on a harness correctly and how to tie several
knots. In accordance with the school wide goal of literacy and preparation for the MCAS exam, students are
required to write a reflection essay after the majority of project activities.
JUNIOR & SENIOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Carry-over activities make up the senior/junior curriculum. Activities include tennis, racquetball,
volleyball, softball, floor hockey, jogging/walking, badminton, ping pong, fitness machines and weights,
pickleball, golf, walking and swimming. Junior students have three weeks of CPR & AED training while the
senior health students are required to do three weeks of health/wellness research papers or projects.
ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Students will participate in the following activities: whiffle ball, fitness, golf, modified pickleball,
beach volleyball, swimming, shuffleboard, bowling, kickball, modified badminton, weight training, nerf
soccer, games, country line dancing and basketball. This course is for students that need adaptation in
their regular physical education class.