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Course Offerings
Competitive Sports

This class is designed for those interested in competing in team sports. Emphasis will be placed on cardiovascular development, knowledge of the rules, improvement of basic skills and concentration on teamwork and strategies.


Health

In Health students will be taught the essential knowledge and skills they need to become "health literate." Health classes will encompass health-enhancing choices and avoid behaviors that can damage their health and well-being. Students will explore and learn about the following topics: Drugs and Alcohol, Tobacco Use, Nutrition, Family Health, HIV/AIDS Education. Units in each topic will include projects as well as guest speakers.


Lifetime Fitness

This class is geared at students who do not enjoy the traditional PE experience: Team sports and Individual sports. The class will focus on team building and cooperative activities.
Adventure in Project Adventure means trying something new, that you don't think you could do. It is the excitement of playing, of having fun or solving a problem with a group of people.

The goals of Project Adventure are to increase the participants sense of personal confidence and to increase cooperation, respect, and support within a group Students are challenged to go beyond their personal comfort zones, try new activities, discover new ways of thinking, deal withy fear, and be willing to accept help and support form adults and peers.

With Adventure-based physical education programming, all students feel included in the activities. Activities are designed to guide students in processing their personal and group experiences to: communicate effectively, problem-solve (identifying problems, causes and solutions), set short- and long-term goals, develop action plans to work towards these goals, consider differing points-of-view, cooperate, compromise, deal with personal limitations and differences, respect and tolerance, as well as concepts of effective leadership, all within a non-competitive group environment.


Physical Education

In Physical Education we will be focusing on the five components of fitness which are muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition, and cardiovascular fitness. Unit assessments as well as the Presidential Fitness test will be used to assess students’ fitness level. Classes vary from dance, kickboxing, weight training, yoga, core conditioning, circuit training, to team based activities, recreation units, speed ball, team handball/handball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and games.  and more. Get ready to learn all the latest fitness trends and to learn many life-long fitness based activities.


Weight-Training and Conditioning

Strength training is an elective course designed to teach students the correct techniques of lifting weights.  The strength training program will also consist of performing plyometric and aerobic exercises in order to help strengthen the aerobic endurance as well as the muscular strength of each student.

Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate proper safety procedures and use of equipment in the weight room.
  • Understand basic strength training principles and terminology.
  • Be able to identify lifts used for developing specific muscle groups and body parts.
  • Be able to understand physical development resulting from a sound strength training program.
  • Demonstrate proper lifting and spotting techniques while using the weight room
Yoga 

Students will be introduced to a variety of yoga styles. They will learn many basic postures such as mountain pose, downward facing dog, upward facing dog, and the warrior poses. They will practice forward bends, backward bends, side bends, hip openers, arm balances, and inversions. Some classes will focus on alignment and holding postures, while other classes will focus on flowing movement through a series of postures. The meditation component focuses on the well being of the mind and body, and the integration of the breath with movement.  This class is open to all levels.

Zumba

Zumba is a fitness class held at ElRO thats specifically designed for all fitness levels. Zumba combines Latin and international music with dance moves. So you will be learning dance styles from salsa to swing and from reggaeton to merengue. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms and significantly strengthening our cardiovascular endurance. Get ready to move and groove to great international music during this energetic and exciting dance workout.  No dance experience required!