Health and Physical Education

Name / Class Phone eMail Web / Syllabus
Department Chair      
Fritz Fulton 326-3520 eMail  
Steven Cron 326-4466 eMail  

Clayton Ellis

 326-4729  eMail Web
Health & Activity for Life, Dance 4 Fitness, Swimming, Advanced Swimming, & Lifeguard Certification     Syllabus
Jacqueline Sowell

27076 (Girls PE)

   326-2870 (VM)    
Matt Zimmerman 326-4789 eMail  

National Physical Education Standards

  • Standard 1:  Demonstrate Competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  • Standard 2:  Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
  • Standard 3:  Participates regularly in physical activity.
  • Standard 4:  Achieves and maintains a health enhancing level of physical fitness.
  • Standard 5:  Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
  • Standard 6:  Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

Colorado Comprehensive Health Physical Education Standards

 The Colorado Academic Standards in comprehensive health and physical education are the topical organization of the concepts and skills every Colorado student should know and be able to do throughout their preschool through twelfth-grade experience.

 1.    Movement Competence and Understanding (Physical Education)

Includes motor skills and movement patterns that teach skill and accuracy in a variety of routines, games, and activities that combine skills with movement; demonstrates the connection between body and brain function; and creates patterns for lifelong physical activity.

 2.    Physical and Personal Wellness (Shared Standard)

Includes physical activity, healthy eating, and sexual health and teaches lifelong habits and patterns for a fit, healthy, and optimal childhood and adulthood; examines society, media, family, and peer influence on wellness choices; practices decision-making and communication skills for personal responsibility for wellness; and identifies the consequences of physical inactivity, unhealthy eating, and early sexual activity. Includes health promotion and disease prevention, and teaches responsibility and skills for personal health habits as well as behavior and disease prevention; sets personal goals for optimal health; examines common chronic and infectious diseases and causes; and recognizes the physical, mental, and social dimensions of personal health.

 3.    Emotional and Social Wellness (Shared Standard)

Includes mental, emotional, and social health skills to recognize and manage emotions, develop care and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, handle challenging situations constructively, resolve conflicts respectfully, manage stress, and make ethical and safe choices; examines internal and external influences on mental and social health; and identifies common mental and emotional health problems and their effect on physical health.

 4.    Prevention and Risk Management (Shared Standard)

Includes alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention; violence prevention; and safety; teaches skills to increase safe physical and social behavior in at home, in school, in the community, and in personal relationships; provides specific knowledge on avoidance of intentional and unintentional injuries; and practices decision-making and communication skills to avoid drug use, bullying, and dating violence.

National Dance Standards Grades 9 - 12

High school students need to continue to dance in order to develop their ability to communicate in a way that is different from the written or spoken word, or even from other visual or auditory symbol systems. They also need to respect their bodies and to understand that dance is the product of intentional and intelligent physical actions. Continued development of movement skills and creative and critical thinking skills in dance is important regardless of whether students intend a dance career.

1. Identifying and demonstrating movement elements and skills in performing dance

2. Understanding choreographic principles, processes, and structures

3. Understanding dance as a way to create and communicate meaning

4. Applying and demonstrating critical and creative thinking skills in dance

5. Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods

6. Making connections between dance and healthful living

7. Making connections between dance and other disciplines