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Physical Education in the City School District of Albany is an integral and required part of the total educational experience. Physical Education at Albany High School stresses individualized and lifetime fitness-centered activities. Our program is student-centered and focuses on participation in physical activity. Although physical activity is the centerpiece, other unique and worthy objectives are attained through a program that offers a variety of activities and experiences. Physical Education is much broader than sport as it includes physiology, theory, health, nutrition, activities and games. It uses sport as its mode to teach physical fitness and should meet the needs of all students. The goal is to expose students to a wide variety of activities so that they can use the ones they discover they enjoy as a vehicle towards achieving lifetime fitness and health. The primary goal is for students to make the connection between exercise and the role it plays in the quality of life.
Modified Physical Education
Modified activities are offered to those students with temporary or permanent disabilities as well as those students recommended by their Physical Education teacher. Instruction is based upon the individual needs of the student.
Varsity student athletes in grades 10-12 may opt out of regular Physical Education classes for one quarter per school year.
- Student athletes that choose the enroll in the Athletic Option Program (AOP), must be scheduled into study hall.
- If study hall requirements are not met daily, students will lose the privilege of being enrolled in the program.
- Student athletes who take advantage of this program must still be registered in Physical Education and assigned to a Physical Education teacher.
- If a student becomes injured in their athletic program, they must be put back into regular scheduled Physical Education class.
- The AOP coordinator will work with the student’s guidance counselor to reenroll in Physical Education.
- It is incumbent on the head coach to notify the appropriate parties for any students who quit or get dismissed from a team.
- Student athletes must have a minimum 90 Physical Education grade based on previous quarter or year average.
- Student athletes must have scored AHZ (above the healthy fitness zone) in all four areas of the Fitnessgram physical fitness test.
How to enroll
- Complete the registration form, signed by student and parent/guardian
- Take to coach to sign
- Take to Physical Education teacher to sign
- Take to academy principal to sign
- Take to counselor to be scheduled into a study hall by the appropriate deadline