Progress High School Physical Education Department is committed to providing a progressive and innovative learning experience that will establish, promote, and support health-enhancing behaviors and life-long physical activity. Students will also learn basic fundamental skills, rules, rotations, procedures and strategies that a company each sport respectively. The P.E. department offers various opportunities to learn new skills with cooperative games, fitness, team sports, net sports, outdoor unit, and our state of the art fitness center.
The Fitness Gram is a health-related fitness assessment that is administered to the students each semester. The importance of the student’s fitness can be associated with increased academic performance, self-concept, mood, and mental health; the promotion of physical activity and exercise may also improve quality of life. The fitness gram provides physical educators with a tool that would facilitate communicating fitness testing results to students and to parents. The assessment measures three components of health-related physical fitness that have been identified as important to overall health and function: aerobic capacity, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility.
In our Fitness Center, students are learning about key areas of health and fitness. The main areas of focus include muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, power, flexibility and balance. Students will learn weightlifting techniques and ultimately have the knowledge to design a weight training and conditioning program that is realistic and attainable for their specific goals. The fitness center is equipped with treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals, free weights, and strength training machines.
The cooperative games unit allows us to teach our students the fundamental skills and techniques necessary to participate in team sports. Students will be able to work on these skills while participating in cooperative games that focus on strategies, tactics, team building and sportsmanship. The unit includes games such as Space Ball, Castle Ball, Speed Ball and Team Handball just to name a few. These games provide the necessary foundation for skill development required for the team sports unit. The students will continue to focus on their fitness goals in a fun and non-competitive way.
The team sports we offer are basketball, soccer, football, and wiffleball. During this unit, students will be taught to be good sports performers and exemplify great sportsmanship. They will learn about the skills, tactics, strategies, rules, rituals and scoring procedures necessary to be competent in all sports. Through this unit, sports are taught and played within seasons. Students will have the opportunity for both practice and competition, culminating in a final event that is exciting and rewarding for all.
Net sports are comprised of badminton, volleyball, and pickle-ball. Throughout the drills that lead up to the games, students develop agility, coordination, spatial awareness, and cardio endurance as they move around and work together to accomplish a common goal. Once the fundamental skills of the game are understood, students engage in peer competitions where sportsmanship is taught and expected to be maintained each lesson.
Our outdoor unit is centered around the Tennis courts, Handball courts, and Track and Field. During the spring semester, students get the opportunity to explore their interest and spend time honing their skills as the unit typically last six weeks.