The program also challenges students to raise their fitness levels and develop an understanding of the relationship between fitness and lifelong physical and mental wellness. Some students will choose to participate on an interscholastic sport or club team. Others will choose to fulfill their requirement through physical education, alternate activity and/or dance.
Interscholastic Athletics or Club Sports Team
Participation on one of Branson’s interscholastic athletic or club sports teams. In order to earn credit students are required to attend all games and practices as outlined by the Head Coach and Athletic Department. Leaving or being dismissed from an athletic team may result in Physical Education credit not being given for that trimester. Practice times shall not exceed two-and-a-half hours on weekdays and two hours on Saturdays. There is NO practice on Sundays. Fall athletes are expected to attend practices during August; winter and spring athletes are expected to attend practices and games scheduled during school breaks in their seasons. Athletes should note that, in many cases, full participation includes a commitment to the sport beyond the trimester of the regular season.
Alternative Activity Program (AAP)
The Alternative Activity Program (AAP) is an independent study program, designed to provide students opportunity to pursue organized classes of instruction outside of the School. For example ballet, equestrian, martial arts, competitive dance, etc. Students must select their AAP during the normal class registration period. AAP’s must be approved and monitored by the Physical Education Coordinator. Students will be required to submit a letter of agreement signed by their instructor and a log of the hours spent during the respective AAP. This course requires 36 hours.
Our Performance Coach offers Physical training. Students can elect to follow the Athletic Performance Training Track, which focuses on developing strength, explosiveness, speed and quickness needed in athletic competition or Physical Fitness program which provides general full body workouts to promote healthy and fit lifestyles. This course is 36 hours.
Students may elect Dance to fulfill the Physical Education requirement but cannot earn Arts credit simultaneously. If a student chooses to use a term of Dance to fulfill a PE requirement, he/she must inform the instructor before the start of the term.