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WEST AURORA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC PHYSICAL EDUCATION (APE) Dear Parent / Guardian: Athletic physical education is a section of physical education at West High School where student/athletes lift weights and perform sports-specific drills during their PE period. This allows the students to maintain a consistent training program during their rigorous class and after-school practice schedules. The skills and information covered in Athletic Physical Education will also be helpful to the students in maintaining long healthy lives. Athletic Physical Education will also be a venue for completing physical therapy in cases where prescribed workouts are provided by a health care professional. GRADING There are six units and a final exam upon which the students are graded. Almost every unit has three components; 1) participation, 2) written knowledge/skill, and 3) skill. The table below lists the units and the points values attached to each unit. The units are: UNIT PARTICIPATION WRITTEN TEST SKILL POINTS 1. Safety Concepts 50 25 25 100 2. Strength Concepts 50 25 25 100 3. Physiological Effects 50 25 25 100 of Exercise 4. Muscle Function 50 25 25 100 5. Nutrition 50 25 25 100 6. Fitness/Fitness Tests 50 50 (2 Projects) X 100 ***7. Personal Workout 8. Homework X X X 100 + 25 9. Final 75 points/15% of 100 / 15+% of X 100 total grade semester total *** There may be one additional unit covering how to write a personal program 800-900 + 25 points 1. PARTICIPATION (50 points) The students will receive 50 participation points for a fourteen-day unit. Absences or failure to dress in a proper P.E. uniform (West Aurora P.E. shirt, shorts or sweats, and proper athletic shoes) will result in loss of 10 points per day. The students must wear an entire uniform to avoid losing points. Unexcused absences also result in a loss of 10 points. 2. WRITTEN TEST (25 points) Each unit is accompanied by a written test that assesses the knowledge of concepts taught throughout the unit. Also, the students are tested in their proficiency of skills and techniques taught in the class. 3. SKILL/SPOTTING (25 points) The importance of achieving adequate skill levels in Athletic Physical Education is very important, especially for safety. Skill in weightlifting techniques and spotting will carry through to the students’ adult lives where they will apply those skills learned in athletic physical education. Their knowledge of weightlifting will aid them in becoming strong, healthy, and confident adults. Students will periodically receive skill rubrics to assist in their understanding of the teacher’s expectations of adequate skill. The students will be assessed in skill proficiency. The ability to “spot” will increase the overall safety of the class and will foster communication/feedback between students. The goal is to create an atmosphere of peer teaching and collaboration in addition to teacher-lead instruction. ATHLETIC PHYSICAL EDUCATION OBJECTIVES & RULES OVERVIEW A weightroom can be a dangerous place if certain rules are not followed. For safety and efficiency reasons, every student will follow the following objectives and class rules. Please read. A. ATHLETIC PHYSICAL EDUCATION OBJECTIVES After taking athletic physical education the students will: understand the body's response to weightlifting exercise. appreciate the need for proper technique. properly execute weightlifting technique. identify proper foods needed in their diet. calculate how much carbohydrate, protein, and fat they need in their diet. understand the muscles and their functions. demonstrate weightlifting knowledge by successfully completing written tests. value to need for weightlifting in becoming a better athlete and a healthier person. appreciate the need for good spotting. understand how to develop personal workouts that can be used for a lifetime. B. CLASS RULES - Failure to follow these rules will result in a loss of participation points. The students must: be on time to the locker room!!! not sit at any time during class unless instructed to do so by the teacher. not leave the class to go to the bathroom unless given permission by the teacher. follow the prescribed workout (unless special circumstances arise such as injury or a competition that day). The students need to discuss issues at the beginning of class. Communication is very important!! make up excused absences. Students "in-season" may write a one-page review of a topic covered in the course. An article must be downloaded from the internet and attached with the review. The season must be associated with West Aurora High School. Absences due to athletic participation or field trips DO NOT need to be made up. Also, half-days do not need to be made up. make up missed tests by scheduling an appointment with the teacher. dress in a West Aurora High School issue physical education uniform. follow the safety guidelines posted in the weightroom. maintain a portfolio of workouts and completed work throughout the semester. treat all West Aurora High School property with care and respect. bring a doctor's note if they will miss more than two days of physical education. Try to get permission to do rehab in class. ** Office intervention and parent contact will be utilized if behavior becomes an issue. ** If there are any questions about APE at any time in the semester, please or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Please fill out all of the information on the lines below. DO NOT CUT OFF THIS SECTION…return the whole sheet. Thank you. I understand the grading, objectives, and class rules in Athletic Physical Education. Parent/Guardian's Name (print first and last) ________________________________________________ Parent/ Guardian's Signature _____________________________________________________________ Student's Name (print first and last) _______________________________________________________ Phone #'s (Work) ___________________ (Home) __________________ (Cell) ____________________ E-mail Address ________________________________________
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