Our program is designed to be the new Physical Education for the 21st Century.
Our mission of Physical Education is to promote lifelong learning, recognizing the value of personal development in the physical, affective and cognitive domains. We strive for excellence, hoping that all students will create an individual activity program that meets their needs as they continue to be physically active for a lifetime.
Physical Education and Health Standards
The Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) define what all students in all Illinois public schools should know and be able to do in the seven core areas as a result of their elementary and secondary schooling. Taken from the Illinois State Board of Education website:
STATE GOAL 19: Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to engage in health-enhancing physical activity.
STATE GOAL 20: Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness based upon continual self-assessment.
STATE GOAL 21: Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity.
STATE GOAL 22: Understand principles of health promotion and the prevention and treatment of illness and injury.
STATE GOAL 23: Understand human body systems and factors that influence growth and development.
STATE GOAL 24: Promote and enhance health and well-being through the use of effective communication and decision-making skills.