The physical education program provides all students with the opportunity to develop and
maintain a healthy level of fitness and personal development. Through physical education, each student will acquire personal values that encourage living a full and productive lifestyle.
Personal development also includes motor skills and movement patterns through games, relays, group activities, and traditional and non-traditional sports. Because classes are active by nature, physical education provides unique outcomes that will not be realized elsewhere in the Explorer West curriculum.
The program’s objectives allow each student to:
- Be introduced to a variety of sports
- Gain an understanding of and appreciation for human movement
- Develop social and intellectual skills such as cooperation and team building
- Increase their individual strength and balance
- Enhance their self image and esteem
Units included over both the first and second semesters:
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Flag Football
- Floor Hockey
- Track and Field
Other non-traditional games, relays, and fitness challenges are mixed in throughout each two-three week unit. All classes are planned for and held outdoors as often as possible, weather permitting.
Explorer West also provides students with the opportunity to participate in after school sports programs through out the year. Students develop skills, discipline, and leadership within each program. The programs are fun, inclusive and focusing on developing skills and teamwork! The sports we offer include:
- Co-Ed Soccer
- Girls Volleyball
- Boys and Girls Basketball
- Co-Ed Tennis
- Co-Ed Track
- Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee