Physical Education

  • Department Overview


    Physical Education is a California public high school graduation requirement. A student must have 20 credits (4 semesters) of Physical Education, or the equivalent -- Dance, JROTC, marching band and an Oakland Athletic League sanctioned school sport currently count toward a student's PE requirement. Please note that every 9th grade student must take Physical Education, but in following years Dance, JROTC, Marching Band, and school sport team participation can qualify for PE credit. For more information about school sports team participation click here.

    Skyline Physical Education focuses on fitness, with two 2-mile run days a week, and lifetime activities. Our curriculum covers: floor hockey, team handball, ultimate frisbee, speedball, lacrosse, volleyball, table tennis, pickle ball, tennis, whiffle ball, volleymushball, softball, football, soccer, basketball.

    Students are expected to dress in Skyline PE clothes daily, be on time and seated for roll call, participate in warmups and all activities, and do their PERSONAL BEST every day. We take off points for rule infractions, including use of electronic devices during class time. Only water is permitted in the gym and PE area.

    PE uniforms can be purchased during registration in mid-August and in the Skyline Student Store. The combo of shirt and shorts costs $25. Questions regarding acceptable PE attire should be addressed with the student's PE teacher.

    Here at Skyline we are committed to the knowledge and the benefits of fitness and health and how that positive value is sustained through all parts of a student’s life. We motivate and inspire students to appreciate, enjoy and actively engage in physical movement and healthy habits that have a positive impact on their social and emotional well being, fostering respect for self and others, a spirit of cooperation and fair play.

    The mission of the Skyline High School Physical Education Department is to encourage a lifetime of fitness through exercise, play, and self-assessment in cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility.

    Class schedule: Tuesday and Thursday are run days. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are activity days.

    Homework: Students are expected to do at least 3 sets of 10 push-ups and 3 sets of 10 abdominal curl-ups every night.