Mount St. Mary Academy
Physical Education and Health Education

HEALTH EDUCATION
CREDITS: 1/2
OPEN TO:  GRADES 9 – 12

 

This course is open to all students, but designed primarily for freshmen and sophomores.  Topics covered include units on health and wellness, fitness and healthy diet, nutrition, eating disorders, digestive system, muscles and bones, chronic and infectious diseases, and substance abuse.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
CREDITS: 1/2
OPEN TO:  GRADES 9 – 12

 

This course is open to all students, but designed primarily for freshmen and sophomores.  The emphasis of this course is on fundamental skills in team sports moving toward an emphasis on individual sports for life.  Activities include basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, dance, etc.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH BASKETBALL
CREDITS: 1
OPEN TO: 9th GRADE BASKETBALL PLAYERS

REQUIRED: FRESHMEN BASKETBALL TEAM

 

Fundamental skills in team sports as well as preparing for the basketball season are the focuses of this course.  In addition, all relevant health topics as outlined in Health Education are covered.

 

CONTEMPORARY HEALTH ISSUES
CREDITS: 1/2
OPEN TO:  GRADES 11 – 12

 

This course will fulfill the graduation requirement or may be taken as an elective.  Topics included are mental health and wellness, drugs as medicines, self defense and rape prevention, stress management, consumer health issues, aerobics and fitness, first aid/CPR certification and major adult health issues.  Activities may include guest speakers.

 

RECREATION FOR LIFE
CREDITS: 1/2
OPEN TO:  GRADES 11 – 12

 

This course is designed to fulfill the requirements for graduation or may be taken as an elective.  The main objective of this course is to stress the importance of lifetime physical fitness and to introduce primarily individual activities in which students can participate during their leisure time.  Included in the syllabus is a unit on spectator sports (football), bowling, tennis, golf, and a unit on leisure sports which includes badminton, pickleball, shuffleboard and table tennis.  In-class field trips may be taken to the bowling alley and putt putt.

 

MARINE CORPS JROTC (Zero Hour)
CREDITS: 1
OPEN TO:  GRADES 9 – 12

Course Overview: Leadership Education, more commonly referred to as Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC), is a nationally recognized program that has received accreditation by The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA). The CITA Alliance includes the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CEMS and SACS-CSMS). It is designed to instill in high school students the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of ethics and honor.

The MCJROTC Leadership Education Program emphasizes the development of self-discipline, leadership, honor, integrity, and the value of community service. Citizenship training is emphasized throughout the program and reinforced by using current events and activities occurring in the Little Rock area, the state of Arkansas, our nation and the world. In addition, students are acquainted with basic military subjects and Marine Corps traditions, customs, and courtesies.  Enrollment does not obligate a student to military service.  

The MCJROTC program produces successful students and productive adults while fostering a constructive and disciplined learning environment. Additionally the program makes substantial contributions to many community service projects and not-for-profit organizations.  The class meets for physical fitness on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Catholic High.  Academics are conducted on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:00 to 7:55 at Mount Saint Mary Academy.

Extra-curricular activity details may be found at this link, http://www.lrchs.org/academics/academic-departments/marine-corps/ and include:

Drill Team

Color Guard

Marksmanship Team

Orienteering Team

Physical Fitness Team

Cyber Defense Team

Academic Team

REQUIRED STANDARDS: Students desiring to become and remain cadets must maintain acceptable standards of school academics, discipline and conform to Marine Corps grooming/uniform standards while in uniform and during other designated events.  These standards may be found at the following link:

http://www.lrchs.org/academics/academic-departments/marine-corps/