• Health & Physical Education

    Health and physical education play a unique and critical role in helping to guide students in the journey toward health and physical literacy. Individuals who are health literate have the skills to gather, understand, and act upon information and knowledge to improve their health and well-being. Individuals who are physically literate move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments (land, water, air, snow, and ice) that benefit the healthy development of the whole person.


    All health and physical education courses meet every other day for one semester each. 

    The state graduation requirement for health education is a 1/2 credit. Each health course taken at CHS counts as a 1/4 credit.
    Our sequence of health courses includes:
    9th Grade: Choosing Wellness
    10th Grade: Healthy Decisions
    The state graduation requirement for physical education is 1 credit. Courses taken in physical education count as 1/4 of the credit needed for graduation.
    Our sequence of physical education courses includes:
    9th Grade: Fit for Life 1
    10th Grade: Fit for Life 2, Introduction to Strength and Endurance, and/or Strength and Endurance*
    11th and 12th Grade: Introduction to Strength and Endurance, Strength and Endurance*, Team Sports and Games, Lifetime and Recreational Sports, Greyhound Fitness*, and/or Independent Study: Personal Fitness*
    * Department approval required.

    Department Faculty
    Dave Brechin
    Phone: (314) 854-6625
    Email: davidbrechin@claytonschools.net
    Sarah Gietschier-Hartman
    Department Chair
    Phone: (314) 854-6671
    Email: sarahhartman@claytonschools.net
    Buddy Sodemann
    Phone: (314) 854-6679
    Email: charlessodemann@claytonschools.net