The Physical Education program at Piner High School
focuses on personal fitness, life long activities and a healthy lifestyle.
Team, individual and non-traditional sports are a component with an emphasis
on teamwork and cooperation. Both the first and second year courses have a
written component that covers a variety of health and fitness topics. These students
are required to keep a PE portfolio for all written work and assignments.
Students in our program have the opportunity to use our Fitness Lab giving
them the opportunity to learn how to properly use weight machines and different
types of cardiovascular machines. Students in the PE 1 program are required to
take the State Physical Fitness Test each year in the spring.
Our facilities include an all-weather track, artificial turf football/soccer field,
fitness lab, heavy weight room, tennis courts, outdoor basketball area, softball
and baseball fields, natural grass fields, gyms, and our own personal classroom.
Our elective classes are offered to those students who pass the first year of PE
with a grade C or higher, unless otherwise approved by the instructor. These
courses are sport specific and are semester long classes. The focus is on building
better skills, learning new strategies and improving personal fitness. We offer
Weight Training, Basketball, Soccer, Dance/Yoga and Net Sports.
Physical Education is a four semester/20 unit graduation requirement. We feel it
is important to every student's well-being that they engage in exercise every day.
It is the student's responsibility to dress for activity in the appropriate PE
clothing daily to participate. Students will be warned the first time they do
not dress, but thereafter, the student will be mandated to attend a Wednesday
after school PE session to earn points back for their suit cut and loss of points.
Students may attend these extra sessions for extra credit at any time during the school year.
Keep in mind that students who do not participate in class on any day due to various
reasons, are not awarded points. If a student is ill for more than three days, a
doctor's note is required. Students who are ill or injured for up to 4 or more
weeks may be removed from the course.