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Physical Education

Program Goals

The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.


To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual:

  • Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities.
  • Knows the implications of and the benefits of involvement in various types of physical activities.
  • Participates regularly in physical activity.
  • Is physically fit.
  • Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle



Student Expectations

         Be “R.E.A.L.

Respect – Students are expected to show respect for themselves, their classmates, their teacher, & any PE equipment/facilities at all times.

Effort – Students are expected to be on time, prepared, and participate to the best of their abilities each and every class.

Attitude – Students are expected exhibit a cooperative and positive attitude consistent with the school’s Student Behavior Code & Citizenship standards.

Listening – Students are expected to be attentive and to follow teacher instructions at all times.


Grading Policy

The grading policy is largely based on a daily points system. Students can earn 10 points each class (see rubric below). The daily points are divided as follows:

  • 5 points - Participation & Effort
  • 5 points- Uniform, sportsmanship, conduct

In addition to daily points, students will be assessed periodically for proficiency in and understanding of movement/sports concepts, and fitness components.

**Students with legitimate absences may complete a make-up assignment to earn points for days missed. Students who do not complete the make-up will earn 0 points for that day. Students have one week upon their return to school to complete the assignment. ** 

Daily Grading Rubric

  • Participation & Effort (5 possible points)


5 - Always participates and puts forth best effort

4 - Regularly participates, needs occasional push

3 - Participates approximately 50% of the time

2Sometimes participates, needs regular push

1Rarely participates and puts forth minimal effort

0 - Does not participate

  • Sportsmanship & Conduct


A student who has a cooperative, positive attitude, and is meeting all behavioral expectations will earn points.


  • Uniform

Student is fully dressed out in AMS PE shirt, AMS shorts or sweats, and supportive athletic shoes with laces to earn uniform points. There are no partial points.



1st & 2nd non-suit=3 point deduction

3rd, 4th , 5th  non-suit=4 point deduction

6th non-suit and any subsequent non-suits=5 point deduction


**TOMS, UGGS, ballet flats, etc, are not suitable for PE and will result in a non-suit.**

**In addition to a loss of points, students with 5 non-suits, will automatically earn a mark of "N" in citizenship. Non-suits beyond the 5th result in a "U" mark for citizenship.

Ms. Singh's Google Classroom Code:
Make Up Assignments: