Physical Education and Health and Safety

  • Policies and Procedures for Medically Excused Absences, Grades and Option II

    In order to keep students who have been medically excused from class connected with the goal of life-long wellness and a healthy lifestyle, students must complete assignments when they are excused from participation in Physical Education classes. For both short-term and long-term Medical Exclusions, students will be assigned to a section of Online Physical Education. During the normally scheduled PE period, the medically excused student will complete and submit work that fulfills the Core Curriculum Standards for Physical Education.

    Option II

    Recognizing that our scholar athletes are involved in rigorous academic and athletic programs, the MLHS administration and PE department have designed an option for scholar athletes to be exempt from PE classes while in season.

    Policy Stipulations:

  • Option II PE is available only to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

  • Students must report to an assigned, supervised study hall in lieu of PE class.

  • Students cannot substitute another course for PE/Option II.

  • Students cannot be exempt from Health Education.

  • Should a student leave a team for any reason during the season, he or she must notify the Physical Education Lead Teacher. Failure to do so could result in loss of future Option II privileges and possible Loss of Credit in PE class.

  • Should a student have three or more free periods (including lunch), that student will not be eligible for Option II.

  • Students who fail physical education for a marking period are not in good standing for the privilege of Option II.

  • Physical Education
    Grade Level 9 - 12
    3 Credits - 3 Quarters

    The program in physical education strives to develop a sense of importance and enjoyment of physical fitness in each student. The course utilizes both individual and team activities. The development of physical fitness, coordination, knowledge of rules, confidence, cooperation and enjoyment of activity are all important aspects of the program. Project Adventure activities are utilized to develop a feeling of mutual trust, group initiative, and problem solving.

    Grade 9 Health: Human Development
    1 Credit - 1 Quarter

    Topics in Human Development include human growth and reproduction, abstinence, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, acquaintance rape, teen pregnancy, and drugs.

    Grade 10 Health: Driver Education (Theory)
    1 Credit - 1 Quarter

    This course consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction in the fundamentals of driving. The course stresses safety, courtesy, driving laws, insurance, and awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving and proper driving techniques. The student will take the written test for his/her New Jersey driving permit in class. Upon completion of the course, the student may take 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction with the Easy Method Driving School.

    Grade 11 Health: Current Health Issues
    1 Credit - 1 Quarter

    Topics in Current Health Issues include disease, lifestyle, drugs and environmental concerns.

    Grade 12 Health: Human Relationships
    1 Credit - 1 Quarter

    Topics in Human Relationships include marriage and family living, contemporary issues in human sexuality, and drugs.