In the 7th and 8th grades, various team and individual activities are introduced. Our focus is on incorporating physical fitness and health as a lifetime endeavor. This is accomplished through offering a new selection of classes beyond team sports, such as weights & fitness and cross-fit. The primary objective (besides having fun!) is to expose students to various activities in the hope they will choose to participate in athletics and healthy physical activities in the future. Volleyball, basketball, flag football, soccer, racquet sports, and baseball are some of the more competitive sports taught during Middle School.
During the high school years, Denver Academy’s Physical Education courses focus on lifetime sports and fitness activities. Our hope is to instill the value of lifelong fitness and health into our students. We accomplish this by offering a variety of activities. Lifetime sports, such as yoga and weight lifting are very popular courses. The continuation of team sports that incorporate leadership, team building, and cooperative learning are also emphasized. These include challenge course, Ultimate Frisbee, football, basketball, tennis, floor hockey, and team handball.
Health courses at Denver Academy are structured to inform and help students lead a healthy and happy life. We offer physical education classes to our elementary students that are infused with a health curriculum. For Middle School and High School students, nutrition, fitness, healthy choices, and effective communication are just some of the topics covered. When students reach adolescence they learn about anatomy, age-appropriate adolescent growth topics, and the physiological effects of drugs and alcohol, all within the context of their courses.