• General Course Description

    Required Courses and Credits:

    • Each student in the New York Mills School District is required to participate in a full year of physical education from grades 7-12. To be eligible for senior graduation a student must complete 2 credits in physical education. Each year from grades 9-12 is worth ½ credit toward the graduation requirement. Students must pass each of these 4 years to gain the 2 needed credits for commencement.

    Physical Education at New York Mills is based upon the following goals: developing and maintaining positive attitude toward movement and sport; developing a higher level of competence in skills and knowledge of movement and sport; developing and maintaining an optimal level of personal fitness. The physical education curriculum is based on a program that includes individual sports, team sports, and fitness/wellness.

    Individual Sports

    Team Sports



    Table Tennis

    Track & Field

    Flag Football

    Field Hockey




    Floor Hockey

    Team Handball

    Cooperative Games


    Multicultural Games


    Presidential Fitness Test


    Personal Fitness




    Gymnasium- At the secondary level we will have the use of one (1) gymnasium to be shared by both boys and girls instructors. The gym has a divider that splits in the center.

     Athletic Fields- We will have the use of all athletic fields for physical education classes.

    Outdoor facilities include:

      • 1 Regulation Football Field
      • 1 Regulation Baseball Field
      • 1 Regulation Softball Field
      • 1 Regulation Field Hockey Field
      • 1 All Weather Track

     Time Allotment:

    • Each student will be scheduled to meet three times per week for physical education class. Class periods will last for 39 minutes. This includes time for changing, attendance , warm-up, instruction and skill development.