Health and Physical Education

ASD’s Health, Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education programs are modeled after the State of Connecticut Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Framework (HBLCF).  In addition, our curriculum aligns with the Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS) as well as the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Standards (NASPE).

Our scope and sequence connects with the Common Core State Standards, The College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards and the 21st Century Skills framework.  

Click here to view our ASD Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Framework. 

Health

Our Health curriculum is a sequential PreK -12 program that consists of 9 units designed to give students the tools needed to make educated decisions about their health, fitness, and wellness both now and in their future. Units include:


Dangers and effects of alcohol and other drugs
Community and environmental health
Injury prevention
Mental health
Nutrition
Personal and consumer health
Physical activity
Family health and sexuality
Dangers and effects of tobacco

Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education

Our Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education curriculum is a sequential PreK -12 program designed to give students the tools needed to make educated decisions about their health, fitness, and wellness both now and in their future. Units include:

 

Health-related physical fitness
Cooperative games
Movement exploration
Rhythm, dance and creative movement
Adventure education
Team and individual sports

Our Health Education program addresses the physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions of health.  It enables our youth to become healthy and productive citizens and helps to establish practices that promote health-enhancing behaviors over a lifetime. Our curriculum is designed to motivate our youth to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, reduce health-related risk behaviors and develop and demonstrate health-related knowledge, attitudes, skills and practices. 

Our Physical Education program provides psychomotor, cognitive and affective content and learning experiences that promote optimum personal development. Our curriculum and instruction, provided in a safe and supportive environment, offers meaningful, challenging learning opportunities for all students. Our goal is to facilitate the acquisition of skills, literacy, and the ability to understand concepts and develop plans for lifetime physical activity, health and wellness.
 
We thank you for your involvement and support in our children’s health and wellness.  

For more information, contact: 

Bill Halscheid, M.S. Ed.
Health, Physical Education, Adapted Physical Education and Recreation Director
bill.halscheid@asd-1817.org
860.570.2374

History of ASD

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Tiger Sports

Program featuring competitive teams in seven sports and membership in the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association.

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