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Courses: Jr Physical Education & Health, JR/SR Teen PEP



 Physical Education 


I.                    Course Description

Physical Education  is designed to be a coed class.  During this class, students will be given the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill a lifetime of physical fitness. PARTICIPATION IS ESSENTIAL TO PASS THE COURSE!!!


II.                  Course Objectives

In the following areas the students will demonstrate their knowledge and skills.


  1. Physical Fitness
  2. Resistance Training
  3. Recreational Activities
  4. Lifelong Fitness Activities
  5. Team Building/Problem Solving Skills
  6. Cardiovascular Fitness
  7. Team Individual Sports



III.               Proficiencies

Students must accomplish the objective with a 70% minimum proficiency.


IV.                Evaluation Procedures and Course Requirements

Student grades will be based on the following evaluation scale:

                Class Participation/Policies                                                60%

                Cognitive                                                                               30%

                Attendance                                                                           10%


Class Participation: Each student begins the marking with 0 points for class participation.  Each day in this class you may earn up to 10 points.  Points will be adjusted to the following scale:



  1. Prepared for class/full participation                                 10 pts
  2. Prepared NO participation                                                 0 pts
  3. Prepared ½ participation                                                    5 pts
  4. Late to class                                                                         8 pts
  5. Unprepared for Class                                                          0 pts
  6. Cutting class/ Referral to Office                                       0 pts
  7. Un-sportsmanlike Conduct                                               6-8 pts (teacher discretion)
  8. Wearing Jewelry                                                                   8 pts
  9. Food/Gum/Drinks (not permitted)                                   8 pts
  10. Inappropriate Language    (1st warning)                        8 pts
  11. Inappropriate Language    (2nd warning)                      6 pts
  12. Inappropriate Language    (3rd warning)                       2 pts (office referral)
  13. Cell Phones/ Electronic Devices (1st Warning)                8 pts (& put away)
  14. Cell Phones/ Electronic Devices (2nd Warning)               Office Referral (removal from class)
  15. Good Cooperative Effort                                                   2 pts (additional)
  16. Leading Stretches                                                                                2 pts (additional)


  • For safety reasons, students will not be allowed to participate when not properly dressed.  This results in a ZERO for the class period.


  • Continual ZERO’s will result in a FAILURE for PHYS ED.




Cognitive: The teacher will prepare test to know the students knowledge of history, rules etiquette, and etc.




Performance Assessment: The students will be assessed on various skills and techniques throughout the course. This includes but is not limited to the Fitness Gram Testing at the beginning of each marking period.




Attendance: The students will be accountable for ALL unexcused absences.  This includes but is not limited to: Internal Suspension & Daily Absences.




V.                  Additional Rules and Regulations


  1. Students will not permitted in the gymnasium at any time without teacher supervision.
  2. Before leaving the locker room, LOCK your locker with all of your personal belongings inside.  The Phys Ed Department is NOT responsible for stolen items.  If you want a teacher to hold onto your valuables, ask the teacher before leaving the locker room.
  3. Once in gymnasium, students are required to report to attendance positions.
  4. At the end of the period students are not allowed in the locker room until teacher is there to supervise.  Once in locker room they are to remain in locker room until the bell has rang to let them change classes.  If students leave the locker room with out permission it will be a discipline referral (leaving class w/o permission).
  5. No Food, Gum, or Drinks are permitted in the gymnasium at any time.
  6. Any student who is late to class will be assigned a teacher detention by the locker room supervisor, which will be 15 minutes long and must be served that day or the next school day.  Detentions are from 7:15-7:30 AM or 2:31-2:46 PM.




Physical Education Dress Code




  1. LAW requires all students to take and PASS Physical Education/Health program each year.  Students participation and proper attire are essential to pass.
  2. Suitable attire will be required for all physical education classes.  Suitable attire includes athletic/gym shorts, t-shirts (size appropriate), athletic socks, sneakers with laces designed for athletic use and appropriate undergarments.  Warm-up and sweat suits are acceptable.  Materials acceptable for Phys Ed are cotton, mesh, or nylon.  (Written in School Dress Code Policy)
  3. In keeping with the school district’s dress code policy, bare midriffs, see through clothing, short shorts, and tank tops are not acceptable.  Cut-Off and makeshift shorts will not permitted.
  4. Your Phys Ed clothes are to be a complete change from your school clothing.  If the teacher observes that your Phys Ed attire is not a complete change, you will not receive participation points for that day and will not have the opportunity to participate.  Upon the completion of the class, it is expected that you will redress into your school clothes





  1. Course Description

Health III is also known as Junior Health.  During this class, students will be given the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill a lifetime of healthy living.

  1. Course Objectives

In the following areas the students will demonstrate their knowledge.


  1. First Aid & Emergencies
  2. Violence Prevention
  3. Stress Management
  4. Family Relationships
  5. Infectious Diseases
  6. Proficiencies


Students must accomplish the objective with a 70% minimum proficiency.

  1. Evaluation Procedures and Course Requirements:
    1. 40%        Classwork
    2. 10%        Participation
    3. 5%           Current Event
    4. 10%        Folder
    5. 10%        Quizzes
    6. 25%         Tests

Classwork: Any assignment that is given during the class period must be handed in to the teacher before the end of that class period.  Late work is NOT accepted.  All students must keep their GRADED work in their OWN folder.

Participation: It is expected that all students will participate in all activities, which include but is not limited to: Class Discussions, Question & Answering, and Group Work.

Current Event: Every week you must turn in 1 current event & worksheet that is related to the subject of Health. It may be from a magazine, newspaper, or internet.

Folder: You must bring your folder to Health daily. All students must keep their graded work in their own folder (all classwork, quizzes, & tests).  Spot checks will be done throughout the marking period and your folder will also be graded at the end of the marking period for a final cumulative grade.

Tests/Quizzes: The students will be given tests/quizzes to demonstrate their knowledge of the subject matter.

  1. Attendance:

Attendance requirements for Health III, if a student misses class, for ANY reason, it is up to that student to receive the work that they missed.


All students are required by LAW to take and PASS the Health Program each year that they are in High School.


Teen PEP



The Teen Prevention Education (Teen PEP) is a comprehensive, sexual health program that utilizes peer-to-peer education to increase students´ knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors associated with healthy decision-making.

The program model is designed to:

  • Give peer educators the information, communication skills, and confidence to be effective sexual health advocates and leaders among their peers
  • Equip students with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to avoid STIs, HIV and unintended pregnancy
  • Provide parents/guardians with the knowledge and skills to appropriately discuss sex and sexuality with their children

Teen PEP is implemented in high schools as a credited course that meets daily. Carefully selected junior and/or senior students are enrolled in the Teen PEP course and provided with educational training that addresses a range of topics related to sexual health. The peer educators, in turn, conduct a series of structured workshops with groups of younger peers, faculty, and parents.

Teen PEP is a voluntary program that is implemented across New Jersey and North Carolina. The program was developed in 1995 through a collaboration of the Princeton Center for Leadership Training, HiTOPS, Inc., and the primary sponsor, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.


  • Application and 2 Part Interview Process prior to being accepted into the program
  • Mandatory 2-Night Retreat, in the Spring prior to class starting, to promote teambuilding, understanding basic sexual health, & trust activities
  • Perform & facilitate a Family Night, to promote open communication with parents and children about sexual health
  • Mandatory 1- Night Retreat, in the Winter
  • Spring (prior to HS graduation) an all day Passing the Torch Activity where the students in the program “graduate” and pass the program on to the new students who have been accepted

The Teen PEP curriculum is designed to enable high schools and community-based organizations to use a peer education approach to provide students with medically accurate sexual health information and equip them with the skills they need to make healthy decisions. The Teen PEP curriculum uses a hands-on, activity-based structure which provides students with opportunities for discussion and skill development. The Senior Teen PEP program is provided to the 9th graders at Salem High School.

Specific skills addressed throughout the Teen PEP curriculum include:

  • Decision-Making
  • Resisting Peer Pressure
  • Communication with Peers
  • Communication with Parents
  • Communication with Partners
  • Problem-Solving
  • Negotiation and Refusal Skills
  • Competence in Interpersonal Relationships
  • Self-Management
  • Active Listening
  • Team Building

The curriculum includes two primary resources:

Core Curriculum


  • Building Our Foundation
  • Understanding Gender
  • Postponing Sexual Involvement
  • Human Reproduction
  • Pregnancy Prevention
  • Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Family Night
  • Understanding & Preventing HIV/AIDS
  • Alcohol, Other Drugs, & Sexual Decision-Making
  • Closure & Celebration


  • Let's Wait Awhile: Postponing Sexual Involvement
  • Later, Baby: Pregnancy Prevention
  • Don't Pass it On: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Talk to Me: Family Night
  • Break the Silence: Understanding &Preventing HIV/AIDS
  • Sex on the Rocks: Alcohol, Other Drugs, & Sexual Decision- Making