Athletics & Fitness

The mission of the Public Schools Athletic League is to provide opportunities for educating students in physical fitness, character development and socialization skills through an athletic program that fosters teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship.
The goal of the CHAMPS Middle School Sports & Fitness program is to improve student fitness levels and overall health by increasing opportunities for children to engage in physical activity, regardless of athletic ability. The program promotes health-related fitness through a mix of several after-school and before-school activities including traditional sports, non-traditional sports, and fitness activities. The ultimate goal is for students to grow to be CHAMPS — Cooperative, Healthy, Active, Motivated, Positive Students — for life.
The Charter School Athletic Association (CSAA) is a 501c3 non- profit organization supporting New York City charter schools. Through community and school partnerships, the CSAA works with New York City charter schools to develop and maintain inter-scholastic sports leagues and arts programs. By nurturing charter school students’ appreciation for the arts, sports, physical fitness, and nutrition the CSAA gives these students access to high quality programing committed to the values of cooperation, fairness, and respect.
Welcome to Our Physical Education Deparment!


Mr. Fred Golub, Assistant Principal

The mission of Physical Education at August Martin High School is to
educate and allow all students to learn and participate in lifelong
sports and activities, which will enable them to have a foundation of
knowledge to live a healthy, athletic and fulfilling life.

In order to accomplish this mission, all students must be willing to
participate in various elective Physical Education classes and put forth
their best efforts to accomplish these goals.

At August Martin High School we offer various elective Physical
Education classes based on Fall and Spring semesters. All incoming
9th grade students will receive Coed freshman Physical Education for
one year. After their freshman year, they may choose from one of the
following elective classes.

Requirements

Physical Education is a requirement of all August Martin Students. All
students must pass 7 terms of Physical Education and 1 term of
Health Education in order to receive a high school diploma.
In addition, all students entering the 9th grade as of September 2001
and after, now will have Physical Education courses AVERAGED into
their cumulative academic average.

Physical Education classes are now worth .58 of a credit. As a result
of this, all incoming 9th graders as of September 2001 must complete
44 credits in order to receive a high school diploma.
These additional 4 credits are a result of 7 terms of Physical
education multiplied by .58.

Courses

Aerobics- (P$A)

This course offers students the ability to build up their cardiovascular
endurance by participating in aerobic exercise to music. Students
enrolled in this course will have to be actively involved in the
choreography, music selection and composition of the exercises. This
class requires high impact exercise and should not be taken if one has
heart problems.

Bodybuilding- (P$B)

This course offers students the ability to increase their personal
fitness. By participating in various weight training, cardiovascular, and
aerobic exercises, students will have the opportunity to build up their
fitness levels and begin to appreciate the significance that sustained
exercise can have on their lifestyle and lifelong fitness.

Recreation Sports- (P$RS)

This course offers students a variety of activities which one can
appreciate and participate in for their entire lives. Activities include but
are not limited to are, Physical Fitness, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis,
Handball, Softball, Soccer, and Football.

Softball- (P$SB)

This course offers students the chance to learn, coach and play the
game of softball. Strategies of hitting, base running, defense and
strategy are part of the course. Students enrolled in this course
should have the ability to swing a softball bat. Successful completion
of this course may lead to the student participating on our Varsity
Baseball or Softball teams.

Tennis- (P$T)

This course offers students the opportunity to learn and appreciate
this lifetime sport. Students will learn and practice all aspects of the
game of tennis. Students will use our outdoor tennis courts.
Successful participation in this course can lead the student to
participate on our Varsity Tennis team.

Soccer- (P$S)

This course offers students the ability to learn the world’s most played
sport. Students will have the opportunity to learn strategy, skills, and
play the game. This course takes place on our outdoor Astroturf field.
Successful participation in this course may lead the student to
participate on our Varsity Soccer team.

Volleyball- (P$V)

This course offers the student the ability to learn this terrific lifetime
activity. This course covers volleyball from the basic skills to the more
advanced skills. Students enrolled in this course will also learn the
rules, and strategies that are involved in this sport.Successful completion in this course may lead to participation on either our Girl’s or Boy’s Varsity Volleyball teams.

Health Education- (PH1)

This one credit course is mandated for all students to complete and
pass in order to receive a high school diploma. Topics in this course
include Personality, Emotions, Mental Disorders, Relationships,
Nutrition, Growth & Development, and others.

Football- (P$FB)

This course offers students the chance to learn, coach, and play the
game of football. Students enrolled in this course, will learn the game
of football from soup to nuts. Game strategy and play development will
be an essential part of the course.Students need not have knowledge of the game of football to enroll. Successful completion of this course may lead the student to participate on our Junior Varsity or Varsity Football team.

Note

Any student who fails Physical Education in any semester will need to
make up these classes in either night school or summer school.
Students are not permitted to double up in Physical Education during
the school day. Once again 7 terms of Physical Education (4 credits)
is required for High School graduation.