Courses Offered at El Rancho HS

Physical Education
Code Title Department Description

Body Conditioning Physical Education (semester course) 11th and 12th Grade Only Designed for total body conditioning. Emphasis on weight lifting, rope jumping, running, health, and nutrition. Elective credit and may not be taken more than one semester for credit.

Pepsters Physical Education Prerequisite: Grade qualification, tryout and selection.
The El Rancho High School Pepster course enhances the development of physical, mental, social, and emotional well being through physical education. The course supports students in developing a personal, lifelong commitment to physical activity for the long-range health benefits. Through the course, students prepare for cheerleading activities. They improve and expand their knowledge in all aspects of cheerleading including stunting, choreography, and tumbling. Daily exercise will include any of the following activities: running, sit-ups, pushups, stretching, dancing, tumbling, and stunting. Over the course of the school year, pepsters utilize skills learned to promote school spirit and involvement while representing El Rancho High School at athletic, school, and community events.

Physical Education Physical Education Required. Activities participation will be divided on a contact sport basis. Within a basic framework of sports activities, emphasis is placed on establishing lifetime habits and values relating to physical fitness and well-being. Fitness testing is included. One day per week is set aside for classroom activities.

Sports, Exercise and Health Science SL (IB) Physical Education Part of the IB International Baccalaureate program
Sports, Exercise and Health Science (SEHS) incorporates the disciplines of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology and nutrition, which are studied in the context of sports, exercise, and health. Students will study a range of core and optional topics, and carry out practical (experimental) investigations in both laboratory and field settings. This will provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply scientific principles and critically analyze human performance. Where relevant, the course will address issues of international dimension and ethics by considering sports, exercise and health relative to the individual in a global context. SEHS prepares students for courses in higher education related to sports fitness and health, and also for employment in sports and leisure industries.