KAA Physical Education
Our goal is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual:
• Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities.
• Knows the implications and the benefits of involvement in various types of physical activities.
• Participates regularly in physical activity.
• Is physically fit.
• Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle (Society for Health and Physical Education, 2013).
Elementary School PE classes focus on the development of motor skills and movement patterns through units on loco-motor, dribbling, throwing, volleying, cooperative games and aquatics. These units also emphasize responsible personal and social behavior through deliberate practice of these tasks with their peers. Finally, the elementary school students learn about health-enhancing levels of fitness and physical activity.
Middle School PE classes reinforce the motor skills and movement patterns learned in elementary school. They also focus on the application of concepts, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance. Students learn game strategies related to communication, targeting, transition, creating space, and reducing space. These skills are practiced in units on volleyball, basketball, soccer, and gymnastics. Game applications give students the opportunity to refine the critical elements of movement and performance in a physical activity environment.
High School PE classes focus on helping students recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction. Students earn PE credits by participating in after school activities of their choice. KAA offers sport participation opportunities in soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, and track. Students may also choose to participate in fitness activities such as: weight lifting, conditioning, track walk, dance, yoga, swimming, and more.