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To help your teen select appropriate courses and course sequences, refer to the High School Graduation Requirements.

Physical Education

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What your teen is learning

Physical Education 10

What is my body capable of? Through activities in the school and community, your teen will explore their physical abilities and improve their fitness level. They will understand that fitness impacts well-being and body image. Communicating with others, your teen will develop a sense of fair play and exercise their leadership abilities. They will discover the importance of safe, active living for life; set goals; and challenge themselves as part of an active, healthy lifestyle. Courses may be worth 3, 4 or 5 credits. For more about Physical Education 10, refer to the program of studies.

Exemptions from Physical Education
Exemptions from participation in physical education may be given for medical conditions, when a medical certificate from a doctor is presented to the principal; for religious beliefs, when a statement in writing from the parent is presented to the principal; and when access to facilities is prohibitive. When exemption is granted, activities consistent with the program outcomes should be substituted, where appropriate.

Physical Education 20 and 30 (OPTIONAL)

Fitness is fun and good for me. Through activities in the school and community, your teen will explore what they are capable of and improve their physical abilities. They will enjoy better fitness and well-being and an improved body image. Communicating with others, they will develop a sense of fair play and exercise their leadership abilities. Your teen will understand the importance of safe, active living for life; and they’ll set goals and challenge themselves as part of an active, healthy lifestyle. Want to know more about Physical Education 20 and 30? Refer to the program of studies.

How your teen is assessed

Learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask the teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you, your teen and your teen’s teacher about your teen’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well they are doing throughout a course. At the end of the course, your teen will be assessed and their achievement will be reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for the course.

Resources to help your teen

A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes many student and teacher resources that support learning and teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your teen. Visit LearnAlberta.ca to learn more about the resources your teen may encounter.

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