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Mission Statement: The Media and Communication’s High School Physical Education Department is designed to educate minds, develop healthy bodies, and promote positive attitudes towards a lifetime of physical activity, fitness, and sports skills. In general, our units of study focus on preparing our students with an in-depth knowledge about personal health and fitness. Throughout our curriculum of study, our students develop a variety of abilities through an engaging and safe environment that promote their physical and well-being. They are taught the physical skills of individual and team sports. In addition, leadership, cooperation, and problem-solving are emphasized throughout our units. Students respect the differences inherent in each other and challenge themselves to work to their maximum potential with an ultimate goal of creating good sportsmanship and positive habits that can lead to a healthy and prosperous lifestyle.


SHAPE America's National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a highly effective physical education program. States and local school districts across the country use the National Standards to develop or revise existing standards, frameworks and curricula. The Media and Communication High School also uses the National Standards. 

Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2 - The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3 - The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 4 - The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.


Estándar 1: La persona físicamente alfabetizada demuestra competencia en una variedad dehabilidades motoras y patrones de movimiento.

Estándar 2: La persona físicamente alfabetizada aplica el conocimiento de los conceptos, principios, estrategias y tácticas relacionadas con el movimiento y elrendimiento.

Estándar 3: La persona físicamente alfabetizada demuestra el conocimiento y las habilidadespara lograr y mantener un nivel de actividad física para la mejora de la salud.

Estándar 4: La persona físicamente alfabetizada demuestra un comportamiento personal y social responsable que muestra respeto por sí misma y por los demás.

Estándar 5: La persona físicamente alfabetizada reconoce el valor de la actividad física para la salud, el disfrute, eldesafío, la auto-expresión y/o lainteracción social.