Physical Education

PE Beginning Dinghy Sailing class leaves the Santa Cruz Harbor

Physical Education offers students an opportunity to learn and improve skills in a variety of areas while gaining knowledge about the relationship between fitness and wellness. With these experiences, students are more equipped to make important choices leading to healthy lifestyles.

Regularly scheduled courses, which carry no academic credit but are recorded on your transcript, are available in a broad range of physical activities. Many classes are small, and all offer expert instruction and welcoming environments.

Most courses involve class meetings of one hour’s length, twice a week; but some consist of one and one-half hours twice a week or a single two-hour meeting per week.

Students may enroll in as many courses as they desire and are permitted to repeat any course.

While many of the courses are for students at the beginning level, some are designed for the more advanced student.

Subjects offered include swimming, scuba, sailing,rowing, kayak, basketball, racquetball, tennis, volleyball, ballet, folk dance, jazz dance, modern dance, fencing, soccer, tai chi chuan, strength training, fitness and conditioning, yoga, aikido, and more.

The Physical Education Department is supported by Measures 32 and 64.