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Special Needs Students
While EMH is a fully inclusive PE program that is open to students with special needs, the child must be able to function in the class without hampering instruction or requiring assistance from the PE instructor. If directed by an individualized education program (IEP), EMH can provide one of our adaptive physical education instructors for one-on-one lessons or have the instructor assigned to shadow the student during a regular PE class. APE services must be approved through the child's homeschool charter and contracted with us before this service can be provided.
"Promoting Physical Fitness for Life"
EMH’s Offers Sports for Homeschooled Students - Building Social, Emotional and Physical Character.
The cornerstone of our PE program emphasizes, Fun, Fitness, and Friendship. EMH offers a higher standard of instruction by providing a comprehensive physical education program that encourages students to live active lifestyles and build healthy habits. We begin with activities that are suited to the student's strengths then gradually add variety to the lesson and increase the level of difficulty.
Our skill-based P.E. curriculum is designed and developed to meet the needs of the homeschool and charter school networks for grades PreK-12th. Parent involvement is encouraged with PreK students. See guidelines for PreK
Classes are conducted on a weekly basis and occur throughout the year. All activities are pre-planned and are taught by scope and sequence focusing on the physical, social and emotional development of each student. Our instruction encompasses Locomotor Skills, Psychomotor & Non-locomotor Skills which plays a critical role in developing a well-rounded physically fit student. Our students learn teamwork, peer encouragement and fitness.
*We have year-round sports classes. Something is offered every month as long as we have enough students interested.
*For most sports, there are four (4) meetings per sport class (once a week). Dates and exceptions are shown on your park page.
*Each class meets for one hour (60 minutes).
Curriculum-Based Lesson Plans - Physical Fitness is not recess or playtime, it is a lifestyle.
EMH Sports PE classes provide our participants the opportunity to experience the enjoyment of healthy movement in a fun and safe environment.
Each instructor follows a curriculum-based lesson plan that is designed to help each student develop the skills necessary to play the sport. Our goal is to make all students comfortable, no matter their skill level. Instructors will emphasize the knowledge and skills necessary to appreciate the planned activity. Students will develop valuable skills in order to perform a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. The classes will offer diverse, developmentally appropriate activities for both noncompetitive and competitive students. The lessons may also be modified to accommodate those students that are physically and emotionally challenged.
Our PE classes meet or exceed WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and/or State Educational Standards*. The program strategy is a design that allows high school students to achieve PE credits for graduation. It makes available a unique physical education system by putting in place the necessary components that are in compliance with state standards and takes into consideration the continuing health needs of a student. They will be exposed to athletics and recreational activities that can provide a lifetime of enjoyment and healthy movement.
*Taking ONE (1) EMH PE class a week fulfills 2100 minutes of Physical Education.
Our Class Divisions
EMH PE classes accommodate students from preK-12th grades. The classes are co-ed, and are usually broken out by grade level. We try to have at least 2 team divisions per location:
- PreK - ages 3 and 4 may be mixed in with lower primary grades, usually with a smaller teacher-student ratio. See guidelines for PreK
- Primary - K-2nd may have their own group or may combine up through 4th grade
- Elementary 3rd-5th could combine with lower or upper grades
- Middle 6th-8th are often combined with high school
- High School 9th-12th will have a separate team if there are enough older kids enrolled
The number of coaches and team levels at a location is determined by the number of students enrolled in a particular sport class at that location and could change throughout the year and for different sports. Our goal is to have a ratio of 1 instructor per 20 students with a minimum of 2 instructors working at a park location. Grades preK-4th will have 2 instructors if there are more than 20 students. Parent involvement is encouraged with our PreK ages.
Earned P.E. Credits
A certificate of completion will be provided to turn over to the school and/or district for recording after each P.E. class is complete.
EMH offers several types of PE services
- Open P.E. enrollment
- On Site PE programs
- Exclusive PE programs
- Adaptive Physical Education
- Fitness Gram
Open P.E. Enrollment
The open enrollment classes are held at various parks throughout California and Nevada and are open to all students who wish to register. The classes run for one hour and meet September through May. To find an existing PE Class in your area, please click on the Park Schedule. The dates and locations for each county will be listed when you click on the park names. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a promo in your area for your group.
On-Site P.E. Programs
EMH also offers On-Site PE Classes for those schools needing instruction at their facility. An EMH instructor/instructors will come to your location. Please contact us for more information about our pricing program.
Exclusive P.E. Instruction
EMH can also offer private instruction at a park location exclusively for your school. This is a signed contractual agreement designed to fit the needs of your student body. Please contact us for more information.
Adaptive Physical Education Instruction
EMH has programs/instructors available for Adaptive Physical Education needs. A certified instructor will utilize several assessments during the intake process. Modified approaches are used for students with specific IEP goals. Please see details on our Adaptive PE page or contact us for additional information concerning these special services.
EMH can conduct the Fitness Gram for your Charter or Homeschool group. The assessment can be conducted at the school facility or a park location. EMH will be responsible for all paperwork to be turned into the District for recording purposes.