REQUIRED FOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA: Phys Ed 10.
Students who complete PE 10 in summer school are ineligible to take any of the following courses.
Phys Ed 10 (3 or 5 credit) OR Phys Ed 10 (Personal Fitness) will provide the physical education requirement that will allow students to receive a high school diploma.
PHYS ED 10 (3 credit) - Students attend PE 2-3 times a week. This course is activity based and intended to foster the formulation of a healthy lifestyle while promoting social skills and values transferable to other areas of the students’ lives.
PHYS ED 10 PERSONAL FITNESS (3 credits) - Students attend PE 2-3 times a week. This course places an emphasis on physical activity, toning and sculpting, and experiencing fun ways to move your body. The course will aim to expose students to a variety of different activities such as yoga, barre, pilates, zumba, etc.
PHYS ED 10 (5 credits) - Students attend PE daily. This course is ideal for students who want to challenge themselves both physically and mentally. The student has the opportunity to explore a variety of activities.
PHYS ED 20 (5 credits) - Students attend PE daily, the focus on fitness is increased and the student has the opportunity to explore a variety of activities. PE 10 is a prerequisite for PE 20.
PHYS ED 30 (5 credits) - Students attend PE daily, this course is an extension of PE 10 and 20 and offers students experiences not available at previous levels. PE 20 is a prerequisite for PE 30.
Physical Education Options
IRON HAWK (Sports Performance) 10 / 20 / 30
Iron Hawk (previously called Sports Performance) highly emphasizes physical activity, strength and circuit training, and learning about leading a ‘healthy and active lifestyle’. Students will be evaluated on theory (written assignment and active participation components).
SPORTS MEDICINE 15 /25 /35
This course is for students who are interested in sport medicine, athletic therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, firefighting, EMT, coaching, pro-athlete, fitness instructor, etc. Students will learn about general health principles and modalities, human anatomy, how the body moves, coaching and more. There are opportunities for students to receive first aid certification and training in a number of health, wellness and sport career pathways. In addition, these courses will provide many opportunities for hands-on learning through taping, scenarios, field trips, and practical experiences.
YOGA 15 / 25 / 35
Students will experience the health benefits of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness while developing their well-being and personal management skills – skills which will help them to balance school, work and other life priorities. The course is designed to introduce students to basic postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation methods of yoga. Students will also learn the historical roots of yoga and the anatomy and physiology of the postures practiced during class.
High School Hockey Academy
St. Albert High School Sports Academy runs in the first semester. Athletes are able to earn 5 Physical Education credits and 2 Sports Performance credits.
Athletes are on the ice Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:00 A.M. – 8:55 A.M. Athletes get to the rink on their own in the morning and are bussed back to SACHS after the ice time.
Monday and Thursday mornings are sports performance classes at SACHS.