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The Gunn Physical Education staff is committed to excellence and the development of each student by creating an atmosphere of fun, focus and friendship. The mission of the Gunn Physical Education Department is the development of the total student by offering a comprehensive program emphasizing health, wellness and lifelong learning through exercise, sports skill development and critical thinking. 

Gunn Athletic Teams/Preps/Sports Waivers and Independent Study Physical Education
Enrollment in Physical Education at Gunn and Paly are required during your freshman year (10 credits).  You must take another year of physical education during 10-12th grade.

Athletic Waiver (Prep):  Proper use of the “prep” period is strongly encouraged.  The “prep” period is a privilege and is meant to be used for studying and/or working with individual teachers.  You must be signed up for a PE class in order to request a waiver and use the Athletic Waiver Form.
Students are required to return to PE at the end of the season or if the student leaves the team in mid-season.  Unexcused absences may not be cleared if the student fails to follow the stated requirements (see prep form for more details).

Student Self-Evaluation Form: Student who participation in Gunn Athletics during a  sport season, must submit a Student Self-Evaluation Form in order to receive credit and a grade for PE. Please check the website for due dates as the grading period approaches for each sport season.

    For Fall Season: Due no later than Wednesday September 30th, 2015
    For Winter Season: Due no later than
For Spring Season: Due date TBD

Independent Study:  This semester long course is available to students who have completed their freshmen year of Physical Education at Gunn or Paly and passed 5 of 6 of the Ca Fitness Tests administered the prior spring (freshman year).

These criteria must also be met to be eligible for Independent Study:

  • The student has a minimum of three years of prior experience in the activity.
  • Qualifying experience is year-round instruction/training on a 5-6 days per week schedule.
  • Student trains a minimum of 15 hours per week under appropriate supervision of a qualified Coach.

Independent Study PE applications are available upon request from the Physical Education Instructional Supervisor during the first 2 weeks of the school year and the first two weeks of the 2nd semester.  They will be only be accepted during that two-week period for that semester.  Late applicants may re-enroll for the next semester.

Wed, 05/30/2012 - 11:33am

The English program at Gunn High School focuses on the traditional concerns of the discipline—literature, composition, language, and grammar.  Literature serves as a resource for both the study of ideas, culture, and values, and the development of composition skills. The study of composition and writing emphasizes the art and the craft, the organization and the support, and the clear and effective use of language in its written forms. Vocabulary, language, and grammar studies are integrated with the study of literature and composition.

The Gunn English program consists of a four-year required sequence of both required and elective semester-long courses designed to meet students’ needs in literature, composition, and language study at levels appropriate to their individual skills and abilities in English. The complete sequence includes required courses in American, World, Contemporary, and Western Literatures, as well as in communication skills and literary genres.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 11:43am


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