Health & Physical Education

Philosophy
The health and physical education curriculum at Pope John XXIII High School gives each student an opportunity to develop athletic skills and to improve and maintain his/her level of physical fitness through exercise and nutrition; the course also prepares students to operate a motor vehicle safely and to administer basic emergency first aid care.
Course Offerings and Descriptions
With emphasis on skills, rules, team play, and sportsmanship, the 8th grade Physical Education curriculum introduces students to a variety of physical activities and sports, including badminton, soccer, and softball. The class meets 3 times per week. Students will have two quarters of general health instruction.
 
Credit: 3
Open to Grades: 8
Prerequisite: None. Course runs concurrently with Study Skills (3 days Physical Education/ 2 days Study Skills)
The health and physical education curriculum at Pope John XXIII High School gives each student an opportunity to develop athletic skills and to improve and maintain his/her level of physical fitness through exercise and nutrition. A wide variety of team and individual games are played. The course also prepares students to safely operate a motor vehicle and to administer basic emergency first aid care, CPR, and AED. Various health topics such as nutrition, anatomy, and cardiopulmonary lessons are included in the curriculum.
 
Credit: 5
Quality Point Group: I
Open to Grades: 9
Prerequisite: None
The health and physical education curriculum at Pope John XXIII High School gives each student an opportunity to develop athletic skills and to improve and maintain his/her level of physical fitness through exercise and nutrition. A wide variety of team and individual games are played. The course also prepares students to safely operate a motor vehicle and to administer basic emergency first aid care, CPR, and AED. Various health topics such as nutrition, anatomy, and cardiopulmonary lessons are included in the curriculum. Driver’s Education will be taught in 10th grade.
 
Credit: 5
Quality Point Group: I
Open to Grades: 10
Prerequisite: HPE 100
The health and physical education curriculum at Pope John XXIII High School gives each student an opportunity to develop athletic skills and to improve and maintain his/her level of physical fitness through exercise and nutrition. A wide variety of team and individual games are played. The course also prepares students to safely operate a motor vehicle and to administer basic emergency first aid care, CPR, and AED. Various health topics such as nutrition, anatomy, and cardiopulmonary lessons are included in the curriculum. Note: ONLY Juniors and seniors with a minimum CUMULATIVE GPA of 3.0 may opt to take a course in lieu of HPE 300/400.
 
Credit: 5
Quality Point Group: I
Open to Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: HPE 200