The SCH physical education program is designed to provide each girl with the opportunity to find success at her own level.
Our comprehensive curriculum provides students the opportunity to develop body awareness, explore movement, discover cooperative games, improve sport-specific skills, and experience team sports. We value the team experience and the life skills one develops while being a team member. Through these activities, students learn how to have fun, to win and lose, to show good sportsmanship, and to develop discipline and responsibility. Our physical education program supports the development of a well-balanced individual by providing the opportunity to develop not only physically, but also socially, emotionally, and mentally.
At SCH Academy Lower School for Girls, the physical education program is centered around SHAPE America’s 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.”
SHAPE America’s National Standards define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a quality physical education program. States and local school districts across the country use the National Standards to develop or revise existing standards, frameworks, and curricula.
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.
To learn to move and to move to learn: the development of neuro-muscular coordination, fitness, and physical growth through a sequential program of physical activity.
To apply movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills.
To encourage a physically active lifestyle.
To achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
To develop responsible personal and social behavior (teamwork, sportsmanship, grace in competition) in physical activity settings.
To demonstrate understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.
To understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.
To integrate with other educational areas such as math, science, language, technology, and music.
To learn about the structure of the heart and how to maintain a healthy heart.
~ National Association for Sport and Physical Education
“NASPE believes that a sound body enhances a sound mind, which improves a child’s mental alertness, academic performance, readiness to learn, and enthusiasm for learning.”