Health & Wellness
"We can work out together before class, and after school. Who would go off to a gym by themselves when he have such a magnificent facility right here?"
~ Greg '18
St Joseph High School believes in educating the whole student, spiritually, academically and physically. Health & Wellness offers physical activities that emphasize cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and agility and that students can participate in for a lifetime of health and wellness. Teamwork, positive attitude, good sportsmanship and interactions with classmates are emphasized.
The Health and Wellness curriculum encompasses topics such as cardio and weight training, basic human anatomy and musculature, nutrition and healthy eating habits, weight management, and program design and development. All classes will have practical applications through sporting and exercise activities including volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field, yoga, cycling, etc. with full access to the St Joe’s gymnasium, athletic fields and the new Health and Wellness Center.
A brief explanation of our academic level rating system follows. Please note, students schedules are dynamic and may include varying levels of courses.
Course scheduling at St Joes is individualized and dynamic. Your student's curriculum will be challenging and appropriate to his or her learning needs. Our academic placements are tailored to each student's strengths. Students may progress through our curriculum as his or her mastery dictates allowing students to diversify their course levels.
At St Joseph High School, it is our belief that learning is a collaboration between parents, students, teachers, counselors, and administrators. Each has a part to play in a student's success. It is our hope, that by the time a student graduates, he or she has become a lifelong learner. This maturation process takes time to develop as the right balance is struck between adult supervision and intervention and a student's ownership for learning. Younger students naturally need more adult supervision and advocacy. But as a student matures, it is expected that he or she will take responsibility for his or her learning. In the end, if a student is to succeed in college, the student must be responsible and accountable for his or her education.