• Academy Park High School

    Course Syllabus

    Fit for Life

     

     


    Course Information

    Teacher Information

    Credit Hour: .5

    Name: Mrs. Kate McCauley

    Marking Period: 1st and 2nd

    Phone: 610-522-4330 ext. 6265

    Class Location: Gymnasium

    Office Location: Girl’s Locker room

     

    Office Hours: 2:35-2:55pm daily

    Teacher Website: http://websites.pde.sas.org/kmccauley

    E-Mail: kmcauley@sedelco.org

     

    School Attributes

    The manner in which we prepare students at Academy Park High School is informed by four attributes: (1) Dedicated faculty who will hold themselves to, at minimum, to the same standards as the students we teach; (2) Positive relationships developed and nurtured between and among adults and students; (3) A high level of rigor included in instructional practices via standards aligned and contextually driven instruction; and (4) Connecting positive relationships with effective instruction for positive academy RESULTS!

    Course Description:

    8260:  Fit for Life - Grade 10, 11, 12   wt. 1 - .5 credit

    This course is designed for students interested in increasing their cardiovascular fitness level.  Specific areas will include: step aerobics, regular aerobics, dance, tae-bo, kick boxing aerobics, circuit training, weight training with hand weights, and jogging/power walking.  Students will actively participate in cardiovascular activities at their own level with the opportunity to set their own fitness goals including weight loss, toning, and overall fitness. 

     

    Course Competencies/ Learning Objectives

    Students who successfully complete FIT FOR LIFE will be competent in the following areas:

    ·          Demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

    ·          Demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts, principals, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

    ·          Participates regularly in physical activity.

    ·          Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

    ·          Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

    ·          Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

     

     

    Student Evaluation

    The grading system for the Physical Education Department at Academy Park High School is as follows:

     

    Prepared for class, Tests, Projects

     

     

     

    50%

    Quizzes, Classwork, & Minor Assignments

     

    20%

     

    Attendance & Class Participation

     

     

     

    20% (school wide)

    Homework

     

    10% (school wide)

     

     

     

     

    Attendance Policy

    Regular and prompt class attendance is an essential part of the educational experience. Academy Park High School expects students to exercise good judgment regarding attendance and absences. Students will accept full responsibility for ensuring their work does not suffer because of absences. All students are expected to attend every scheduled class on time. Exceptions may be made for illness and valid emergencies.

     

    Classroom Expectations

    1.  Be on time for class! No exceptions!

    2.  Be respectful to yourself, teachers, and peers at ALL the times!

    3.  Be responsible for your learning by being prepared for class and bringing all necessary materials to class.

    4.  Be able to follow ALL rules in the Student Handbook with fidelity.

     

    Class Requirements

     

    Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Integrity

    Plagiarism is the practice of copying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oral assessments without giving proper credit to the source. Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined by the teacher to be an individual effort. Both are considered serious offenses and will significantly affect your course grade. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct booklet for additional information.
     

    Academy Park High School

    Course Syllabus

    Wellness Fitness

     

     


    Course Information

    Teacher Information

    Credit Hour: .5

    Name: Mrs. Kate McCauley

    Marking Period: 1st and 2nd

    Phone: 610-522-4330 ext. 6265

    Class Location: Gymnasium

    Office Location: Girl’s Locker room

     

    Office Hours: Tues-Thursday 2:40-3:10pm

    Teacher Website: http://websites.pde.sas.org/kmccauley

    E-Mail: kmcauley@sedelco.org

     

    School Attributes

    The manner in which we prepare students at Academy Park High School is informed by four attributes: (1) Dedicated faculty who will hold themselves to, at minimum, to the same standards as the students we teach; (2) Positive relationships developed and nurtured between and among adults and students; (3) A high level of rigor included in instructional practices via standards aligned and contextually driven instruction; and (4) Connecting positive relationships with effective instruction for positive academy RESULTS!

    Course Description:

    8050:  General Physical Education – Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 wt. 1 - .5 credit

    Students will participate in physical activities including, team sports, cooperation activities, and physical fitness activities. Participating students will increase their fitness and learn activities designed for lifetime fitness.

     

    Course Competencies/ Learning Objectives

    Students who successfully complete Wellness Fitness will be competent in the following areas:

    ·          Demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

    ·          Demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts, principals, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

    ·          Participates regularly in physical activity.

    ·          Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

    ·          Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

    ·          Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

     

     

    Student Evaluation

    The grading system for the Physical Education Department at Academy Park High School is as follows:

     

    Tests, Projects, & Major Papers

     

    -

     

    50%

    Quizzes, Classwork, & Minor Assignments

    -

    20%

     

    Attendance & Class Participation

     

    -

     

    20% (school wide)

    Homework

    -

    10% (school wide)

     

     

     

    The above areas will be used as the basis for 80% of your grade per semester. The midterm and/or final exam will constitute the remaining 20% of your grade per semester.

     

    Attendance Policy

    Regular and prompt class attendance is an essential part of the educational experience. Academy Park High School expects students to exercise good judgment regarding attendance and absences. Students will accept full responsibility for ensuring their work does not suffer because of absences. All students are expected to attend every scheduled class on time. Exceptions may be made for illness and valid emergencies.

     

    Classroom Expectations

    1.  Be on time for class! No exceptions!

    2.  Be respectful to yourself, teachers, and peers at ALL the times!

    3.  Be responsible for your learning by being prepared for class and bringing all necessary materials to class (notebooks, pencils/ pens, & brain).

    4.  Be able to follow ALL rules in the Student Handbook with fidelity.

     

    Class Requirements

    Please add the necessary requirements for your course of study. If you would like to provide parents and student with additional information about student evaluation, please do so in this section.

     

    Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Integrity

    Plagiarism is the practice of copying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oral assessments without giving proper credit to the source. Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined by the teacher to be an individual effort. Both are considered serious offenses and will significantly affect your course grade. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct booklet for additional information.

     

    Methodology

    A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations, videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in this course. Grades will be determined by the satisfactory and timely completion of assignments. The grade of each assignment is based on the prerequisite given for each assignment. Below is an overview of topic/ units and major assessments/assignments for this course. Please note dates/timeframes are subject to change and are an estimate.

     

     

    Unit/ Topic

    Course Activities

    Assessments/Assignments

    Month/ Timeframe

    Fitness Testing

    Individual testing

    Journals, pre and post testing

    Twice each marking period

    Team building

    Cooperation small and large group, icebreakers

    Journals, participation, Rubrics

    Daily Grading, homework

    Team Sports

     Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Mat Ball, Ultimate Frisbee

    Journals, Participation, Rubrics

    Daily grading, homework

     

    Fit for Life exposure

     

    Yoga, walk it out, fitness stations

    Participation

    Daily

     

    One of my favorite quotes:

    I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

    -Michael Jordan

     

    Take a shot this year at something new or something you thought you couldn’t do! You might surprise yourself!

    Have a great year!!!!!!!

    Mrs. McCauley

     
     

    Academy Park High School

    Course Syllabus

    HEALTH

     

     


    Course Information

    Credit Hour: ½ credit (.5)

    School Attributes

    The manner in which we prepare students at Academy Park High School is informed by four attributes: (1) Dedicated faculty who will hold themselves to, at minimum, to the same standards as the students we teach; (2) Positive relationships developed and nurtured between and among adults and students; (3) A high level of rigor included in instructional practices via standards aligned and contextually driven instruction; and (4) Connecting positive relationships with effective instruction for positive academy RESULTS!

     

    Course Description:

    §  Recognize situations that require professional health service and where to acquire these services.

    §  Identify situations where research and medical advances have changed the outlook on health problems.

    §  Describe steps to resolve conflicts among individuals.

    §  Identify food choices that decrease risks of disease and promote achievement of health goals.

    §  Trace the importance of the immune system to prevent risk of disease.

    §  Recognize the importance of regular examinations and self-examinations in detecting and treating disease.

    §  Recognize the importance of prenatal care to both mother and child.

    §  Describe the short term and long term effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in individuals as well as adverse consequences on the community.

    §  Trace physical, mental, emotional and social changes that occur throughout life.

     

    Course Competencies/ Learning Objectives

    Students who successfully complete Health will be competent in the following areas:

    • Demonstrate ability to discern when health situations require services and where to go to receive those services.
    • Describe current events related to the health field and their impact on an individual’s health.
    • Identify and explain steps to resolve individual conflicts.
    • Analyze factors that impact healthy nutritional choices.
    • Evaluate methods to prevent or reduce risk of disease.
    • Identify components of regular examinations and self-examinations and their importance in disease prevention and detection.

     

    • Explain components of a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy which may impact the mother and the unborn child.
    • Analyze prevention and intervention strategies in relation to adolescent and adult alcohol abuse, tobacco use, and drug abuse
    • Illustrate adverse health consequences of tobacco, alcohol, and drug use on the individual and the community.
    • Recognize and analyze factors that impact growth and development physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally throughout a lifetime. 

     

    Student Evaluation

    The grading system for the Health and Physical Education Department at Academy Park High School is as follows:

     

    Tests, Projects, & Major Papers

     

    -

     

    40%

    Quizzes, Classwork, & Minor Assignments

    -

    30%

    Attendance & Class Participation

    -

    20% (school wide)

    Homework

    -

    10% (school wide)

     

     

     

    The above areas will be used as the basis for 80% of your grade per semester. The midterm and/or final exam will constitute the remaining 20% of your grade per semester.

     

    Attendance Policy

    Regular and prompt class attendance is an essential part of the educational experience. Academy Park High School expects students to exercise good judgment regarding attendance and absences. Students will accept full responsibility for ensuring their work does not suffer because of absences. All students are expected to attend every scheduled class on time. Exceptions may be made for illness and valid emergencies.

     

    Classroom Expectations

    1. Please be in your seat and ready to begin when the late bell rings.

    2. Have a pen/pencil and notebook with paper every class.

    3. Participate to the best of your ability and follow the golden rule!! 

     

    Class Requirements

    1.      All school rules listed in the handbook will be in effect.

    2.      Late work will be accepted but points will be deducted for each day assignment is late.

    3.      If a student has an unexcused absence from school, they are not permitted to make-up the work they missed, including tests.

    4.      If a student has an excused absence, they have 3 days from the date of return to school to make-up any work. 

     

    Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Integrity

    Plagiarism is the practice of copying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oral assessments without giving proper credit to the source. Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined by the teacher to be an individual effort. Both are considered serious offenses and will significantly affect your course grade. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct booklet for additional information.

     

    Methodology

    A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations, videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in this course. Grades will be determined by the satisfactory and timely completion of assignments. The grade of each assignment is based on the prerequisite given for each assignment. Below is an overview of topic/ units and major assessments/assignments for this course. Please note dates/timeframes are subject to change and are an estimate.

     

     

    Unit/ Topic

    Course Activities

    Assessments/Assignments

    Month/ Timeframe

     

    Wellness

     

     

    Health Triangle, Lifestyle factors, health literacy

    Lecture, concept maps, class activities, quizzes, test.

    One Week

    Nutrition

    Food Pyramid and food labels, nutrient categories, dietary guidelines/energy needs

    Weight Control and Fad Diets, Eating Disorders

    Films, food diary, class activities, group work, writing assignments, quizzes, fad diet project, test.

    Approximately One Month

    Stress

    Stress in Life

    Managing Stress

    Coping with Loss

    Visualization, lecture, writing assignment, quizzes, test.

    Two weeks

    Addiction

    Use and abuse

    Psychology of addiction

    Codependency

    Concept Maps, lecture, films, quizzes, role plays, circles.

    Two weeks

    Substance Abuse

    Tobacco

    Alcohol

    Chemical substances

    Role Play, guest speaker, films, lecture, class activities, quizzes, circles, test.

    Three weeks

    Infectious Diseases

    Reproduction

    Pregnancy

    Common diseases

    STD’s

    HIV and AIDS

    Power Point Project, lecture, class activities, quizzes, test

    Three weeks

    Mental Health

    Emotions

    Self Esteem

    Suicide Prevention

    Circles, lecture, class activities, quizzes, writing assignment, test.

    Two weeks