Sophomore Physical Education

The sophomore curriculum exposes students to lifetime activities including tennis, fitness consumerism, social dance and swimming. Tennis builds on the racket skills learned in freshman badminton while introducing the rules and strategies specific to the game. During the fitness consumerism unit, the students spend time in the classroom covering topics including health-related advertisements, supplements and how to be a successful consumer in the fitness world. Social dance allows students to utilize their rhythmic abilities to execute movement patterns in styles including swing, cha cha and salsa. 


All sophomores will spend one quarter in a swim unit. Students are grouped within the class based on their prior aquatics skill and experience. The beginning level swimmers are introduced to survival skills and basic strokes including treading, freestyle and back stroke. The advanced level swimmers refine their skills and work on interval workouts to improve cardiovascular endurance. Students have the ability to purchase swim caps and goggles from their instructor at the start of the swim unit.