Health, Phys Ed, & Team Sports

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.

Ms. Kross – Assistant Principal
CKross@schools.nyc.gov
(718) 776-4728 ext. 1820

Physical Education Teachers
(718) 776-4728
ext. 1231 (for males) or 1210 (for females)

Mr. Smaragdas
Athletic Director
GSmarag@schools.nyc.gov
718-776-4728 ext 1573
 



Physical Education is a required class which you must take and pass for seven terms. You are required to take and pass one term of Health. Health is averaged into your grades and you will receive one credit upon successful completion. Upon successful completion of Physical Education you will have two credits.

The “Fitness Gram” is a citywide test that all of our students are required to take. It consists of curl-ups, push-ups, sit and reach, trunk lift and Pacer test. These scores along with the students height and weight are use to determine if the student is in the Healthy Fitness Zone. Each student will then receive a report card stating were they are in regard to each test.

Freshman Sports class is for all ninth graders. This class explores Fitness which includes the “Fitness Gram”. It also does the beginning skills for Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Team Handball, Basketball, Softball and Tennis.