Physical Education

person jumping in the air in the SOM quad area

Physical education significantly contributes to students’ well-being; therefore, it is an instructional priority for California schools and an integral part of our students’ educational experience. High-quality physical education instruction contributes to good health, develops fundamental and advanced motor skills, improves students’ self-confidence, and provides opportunities for increased levels of physical fitness that are associated with high academic achievement.

PE teaches students how their bodies move and how to perform a variety of physical activities. Students learn the health-related benefits of regular physical activity and the skills to adopt a physically active, healthy lifestyle. The discipline provides learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of students. A standards-based PE program also provides an excellent opportunity to ensure that students develop positive social skills, cooperate with others, and accept responsibility for their own actions.

Past P.E. Fieldtrip

students attending the field trip to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista

Physical Education and STEAM teamed up  to attend a field trip to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. This facility is the only all warm weather sport training facility in the country. Students got to see Olympic hopefuls training in archery, weight training, track and field events, women’s rugby and the see new BMX courses. BMX (bicycle motor cross) was a new Olympic Sport introduced in the 2012 Olympics in China. It was a great experience overall and some buccaneers may even be feeling a sense of pride and an aspiration to achieve great levels of athletic greatness!

P.E. Teachers

Mr. Art Quesada

Mr. Sean Seibel

Ms. Kelly Whittaker