2020-2021 Advanced PE Course Overview

Title:  Advanced Physical Education

Location:  Gym

Instructor:     Nathan Padgett:  nathan.padgett@bcsemail.org

                        Website:  http://www.buncombe.k12.nc.us/Domain/6299

            Phone:  828-686-3852                   

SMART Lunch Check-in:  TBA

Planning Period: 1st & 2nd 

Description:  Advanced Physical Education is a combination of team and individual sports along with introductory weight training activities/fitness concepts.  This course is designed to develop the students knowledge and athletic performance in a wide variety of physical education activities.  Sportsmanship and leadership concepts are introduced along with gameplay strategies.  Student will also understand the importance of the Sport Education Model which includes the creative of tournament brackets, round robin play, officiating, etc. 

Course Evaluation:

To successfully complete this course, students must demonstrate competency of instructional objectives and proficiency in implementing techniques and strategies to improve fitness.  Student learning will be invited through the use of active group participation, small group discussions, presentations, independent research, whole class discussion, and teacher lecture and demonstration.

The successful student will be expected to:

  1. Attend class regularly
  2. Complete all work and projects on time
  3. Invest in their work
  4. Be punctual and prepared for class
  5. Be respectful and courteous to all members of the class
  6. Give 100% effort

Grading:

Grading Philosophy of Owen High: The focus of grading at Owen High School is to give students accurate and meaningful feedback that supports and encourages student learning.  Student grades are based on mastery of course content. Grades are based primarily on summative assessments (tests, performances, projects, etc.), with little weight on formative assessments ( homework, etc.).  The purpose of daily practice and homework is to learn, receive feedback, and have the opportunity to clarify or correct errors in thinking or understanding.

The state of North Carolina requires that final grades be reported as a number grade on a 10 point scale for all students.

A = 90 - 100        B = 80- 89    C = 70 - 79     D = 60 - 69      F = below 60

Grading-Course Specific:

1st nine weeks – 37.5% Performance and demonstration of skills, movement concepts, safety, group assignments, pre-assessment and mid-term assessments.  Standards based grading; daily grade issued for completion of skill based learning targets. 

2nd nine weeks – 37.5% Performance and demonstration of skills, movement concepts, safety, group assignments, pre-assessment and mid-term assessments.  Standards based grading; daily grade issued for completion of skill based learning targets. 

Final Exam – 25% Written and Physical Assessment

SMART Lunch Tutoring expectations:  Students with a grade below 70 at any time in the 9 week grading period or who are directed by a teacher are expected to attend SMART Lunch tutoring and will receive an administrative referral if they do not attend.  Students not required to attend tutoring are allowed to participate in activities of choice during SMART Lunch.

Behavioral Expectations:

Owen High School has adopted a Positive Behavioral Intervention & Support.  Our school promotes these characteristics for all students in all situations:  

    I - Integrity        A- Attitude        M-Maturity

Teachers recognize students for their positive behaviors and try to redirect students from negative behaviors both through modeling and establishing consequences and rewards.

*All students will adhere to Owen High School’s cell phone policy at all times during class unless otherwise instructed by teacher.   

*Athletic clothing must be worn at all times. 

*The use of tobacco products is prohibited. 

*No food or drink in PE areas (water with a lid is fine). 

Attendance Policy:  Buncombe County School Board policy states that a student may only have a total of five absences per semester per class. (A student must be in class for 2/3’s of the class period to be counted present.)  Once a student misses more than 5 days, the student is required to make up the days through After-School Attendance Makeup, Saturday school, or Summer Attendance School.  

Materials needed for PE:  School issued computer, internet access, pens or pencils, combination lock, athletic clothing and shoes, shower supplies (if applicable)