Additional PE Info
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PE Course Description
Exercise Variety Requirement

 

The state of Kansas requires one full credit of Health/PE for graduation. In eAcademy this is .25 credits of Health and .75 credits of PE. A combination of classroom and online work distributed over summers and/or school year semesters can be used to meet this requirement. This page will help you understand the online PE course. In addition to the information below you can download the PE Course Description Flier to the right.
eAcademy PE is delivered through the online course management system called Moodle. The PE course is composed of a combination of text work and exercise.  Students must attend a required Polar heart rate monitor (HRM) training session. Students wear their heart monitor while exercising After exercising in their Fit zone for a specified amount of time, then download their heart rate data to their Polar Flow account via the internet.  The monitor records date, time in and out of the Fit zone, and other information so there’s no cheating!  The following details are from the course syllabus.

  • Students are required to complete 24 workouts within the time frame of each Module (summer requirements vary). Moderate to vigorous levels of exertion is expected.
  • Students are not permitted to log more than one session in one day!  We are trying to develop a healthy habit of exercising on most days of the week.
  • Students are required to use the Polar A300 heart rate monitor during all exercise sessions.
  • Students will sync their exercise data onto their Polar Flow account weekly on the dates provided by their instructor.
  • To help you experience a variety of activities, you are required to participate in a minimum of 4 different exercise activities, for your exercise sessions.
  • Students take a final written exam when scheduled.
  • Students must have their exercise data on the HRM and synced to the Polar Flow web service to receive credit for the workouts.  No synced data = no credit.

eAcdemy PE is not an alternative to PE it is simply an alternate format.  It is a physically demanding PE course requiring mostly independent workouts, with some text-based assignments.

Should I take PE in the summer or during the school year? 
The Olathe District limits summer credits to .50 per summer so students may have to use a combination of summers or school year semesters to get the 1 credit of Health-PE required by Kansas for graduation.  eAcademy restricts the sequence in which these may be taken.  Students taking .50 or .25 credits in summer may take additional modules during the school year, following the module sequence, or the following summer (Modules A-B must be taken before Module C). Students taking this course during the school year will take it Quarters 2-3-4. The following table summarizes when the various modules are offered.
School -Year Option
Health Module A Module B Module C
Quarter 1 or even the next year
Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Students should start PE the summer after their freshman year and finish during their sophomore year or the following summer.  This gives them a chance to get acclimated to high school before starting online courses.
Students may take all of their PE and Health during summers or combine a summer and the school year.
Summer-Only
Option
Summer/ School-Year
Option
PE Modules A & B PE Module C & Health PE Modules A & B Health PE Module C
First Summer Second Summer First Summer 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
Summer Session PE: 
  • The summer session is eight weeks for students taking .50 PE credit.
  • The summer session is four weeks for those taking .25 PE credit, and four weeks for the .25 Health credit.
  • While you may be able to exercise on vacation, it probably won’t happen at Boy Scout Camp, Church Camp, or Dance Team Camp so taking this course over summer may not work out for you.
Enrollment Procedures:
School Year Enrollment Procedure:

  • Obtain counselor permission to enroll.
  • Complete a formal Enrollment Application online.
  • Complete the required training session given by your instructor.  Heart Rate Monitors will be distributed by your instructor at the training.  Your instructor will send an email to your school email account letting you know the date and time of the training.
  • All students and parents are required to complete a short eAcademy Orientation online in Moodle or the student will be removed from the program.

Summer Enrollment Procedure:

  • Come to the eAcademy Summer School registration night and bring your signed enrollment form and fee payment (check or cash).
  • Attend a scheduled PE Training Session.
  • Attend the required eAcademy startup meeting.
  • All students and parents are required to complete a short eAcademy Orientation online in Moodle or the student will be removed from the program.

Summer information is available on the Summer eAcademy page.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the eLearning Coordinator Randy Warner.

 

 

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Written By: Randy Warner Date posted: May 3, 2012