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Academic Courses » Physical Education Courses

Physical Education Courses

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & MCJROTC PATHWAYS
 
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Del Mar High School offers the following Physical Education and MCJROTC courses*.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & MARCHING BAND
Physical Education
Grade 9-12; A-G Requirement - Physical Education**; UC/CSU Designation - None
This course includes both individual and team physical education activities. The content of physical education includes the effects of  physical activity upon dynamic health, mechanics of body movement, aquatics, gymnastics and tumbling, individual and dual sports, rhythms and dance, team sports, and combative. All courses are conducted in a co-educational, inclusive manner. Emphasis is placed on coordination, balance, speed, endurance, reaction time, cardiovascular endurance, and teamwork. ** Completion of 20 units of physical education is necessary to graduate.
 
Physical Education - Elective
Grade 11-12; A-G Requirement - General Elective; UC/CSU Designation - None
Students who have successfully completed two years of physical education may take Elective Physical Education. This class focuses on lifelong fitness, recreation activities, and weight training with emphasis on strength building and conditioning.
 
Prerequisite: Two years of physical education.
 
Sports Physical Education
Grade 10; A-G Requirement - Physical Education; UC/CSU Designation - None
This course is available to sophomores who satisfy all of the prerequisites listed below. 10th Grade students enrolled in Sports PE are expected to participate in two school-based CIF approved competitive sports during their sophomore year in order to receive 10 units of credit towards their Physical Education graduation requirement. Sports PE students must maintain eligibility—earning a 2.0 GPA.
 
Prerequisites:
• Sports PE candidates must have participated on at least two competitive school-based CIF approved sports teams during their freshmen year. 
• Students must have earned a ‘C’ or higher in their 9th Grade Physical Education class. 
• As a freshman, must have passed 5 out of 6 standards of the Physical Fitness Test (PFT).
 
Marching Band Physical Education
Grade 10-11; A-G Requirement - Physical Education; UC/CSU Designation - None
This is a course designed for sophomores that satisfies the physical education requirement for one of four semesters required for graduation. In order for a student to receive credit for a full year of PE, they must first satisfy the prerequisites listed below. The a student must successfully complete two marching band seasons (fall semesters) during the sophomore and junior years. The Marching Band is a competitive field show group consisting of musicians (wind and percussion instruments) along with a group of students that make up the color guard. They rehearse 7-12 hours a week after school and on Saturdays. They also compete in at least four major competitions during the fall semester.
 
Prerequisites:
• Participation and satisfactory completion of Marching Band in 9th grade.
• Students must take and successfully pass a freshmen PE class earning a 2.0 GPA or higher and pass 5 out of 6 standards of the Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
 
MCJROTC - MARINE CORPS JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS
MCJROTC (Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) is a four-year program that is offered as an alternative to PE class. It gives students who do not want to join the military an appreciation for military leadership, while giving those who chose to join, an advantage over their peers.  Learn more about Del Mar's MCJROTC Program HERE.
 
Military Science I
Grade 9-12; A-G Requirement - Physical Education; UC/CSU Designation - None
This is the first course in the Military Science program.  This course develops leadership skills, self-discipline, teamwork, individual initiative, citizenship, and respect for our government and country.
 
Military Science II
Grade 10-12; A-G Requirement - Physical Education; UC/CSU Designation - None
Military Science II includes the effects of physical activity upon dynamic health, mechanics of body movement, aquatics, gymnastics and tumbling, individual and dual sports, rhythms and dance, team sports, and combative skills.
 
Prerequisite: Military Science I
 
Military Science III
Grade 10-12; A-G Requirement - Physical Education; UC/CSU Designation - None
Military Science III cadets begin to use their leadership training as they assume positions of increased authority and responsibility within the Del Mar High School program. Detailed instruction on personal finances is presented, as well as other preparation for life beyond high school.
 
Prerequisite: Military Science II
 
Military Science IV
Grade 10-12; A-G Requirement - Physical Education; UC/CSU Designation - None
Cadets continue to use their leadership training as they assume positions of increased authority and responsibility within Del Mar High School.
 
Prerequisite: Military Science III
 
 
* For more specific course details, please refer to pages 75-77 of the 2018-19 CUHSD Course Catalog. Should you require additional information, please speak with your PE or MCJROTC Teacher, or your Guidance Counselor.