Our aim is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. KAA provides a well-rounded physical and health education focused on the following:
- Students learn the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities.
- Students know the benefits of involvement in various types of physical activities.
- Students participate regularly in physical activity.
- Students learn to be physically fit.
- Students value the participation in physical activity to achieve a healthful lifestyle.
Elementary School PE classes focus on the development of motor skills and movement patterns through units on loco-motor, balance, 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, 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. 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.