• Phone: 480-279-7300       
    • Office Hours: 7:15am-2:30pm
    • Location: Weight Room & Outdoor Facilities                                          

    UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS               

    • Students are required to change into athletic wear for class.
    • Students must purchase a Higley PE T-shirt from In-Touch.
    • Plain navy or black athletic shorts are required.
    • Tied, secured athletic shoes that are designed for physical activity are required. No dress shoes, sandals, crocs or any non-athletic shoes allowed.  
    • Students are only allowed to wear sweat pants and sweatshirts or jackets in winter months during outside activities.


    • Participation - 80% of overall grade.
    • PE (Exercise Testing) & Weights (Max Testing) - 20% of overall grade.
    • Every student begins the semester with an “A”. Students will lose points for the following reasons.
      • Excused and Unexcused ABSENCES (unless a make-up assignment has been completed) = -4
      • Not dressing out for class will also be a non-participation which = -4
      • Dressing out and not participating in class activities = -2
      • Lack of effort or poor sportsmanship = -1 or -2                      


    • A (0 to -15)
    • B (-16 to -23)
    • C (-24 to -31)
    • D (-32 to -39)
    • F (-40 or more)


    • Students will only be allowed to make up a total of 10 absent days per semester. The PE department requires students to be in class 90 percent of the time to successfully pass the course.
    • Make-Up Assignments




    30+ lbs. increase over all lifts combined = 100 pts

    25+ lbs. increase over all lifts combined = 100 pts

    20-29 lbs. increase over all lifts combined = 70 pts

    10-24 lbs. increase over all lifts combined = 70 pts

    10-19 lbs. increase over all lifts combined = 50 pts

    5-9 lbs. increase over all lifts combined = 50 pts

    0-9 lbs. increase over all lifts combined = 0 pts

    0-4 lbs. increase over all lifts combined = 0 pts


    1. Due to the performance-based approach to this class, make every effort to avoid absences.
    2. Excused and unexcused absences will result in a loss of the dress out and participation portion of your grade for that day. You may earn credit by completing the make-up opportunities on the teacher's page.
    3. Students must be dressed and in class on time or be considered tardy.
    4. All students that are tardy will lose points that day. Students with 4 or more tardy's will be assigned an office referral.

    Definition: An absence is defined as a student's non-attendance in the student's assigned classroom during an assigned period. The difference between an excused absence and an unexcused absence is parents have followed procedures to excuse a student by calling the attendance line. However, the accumulation of excused and unexcused occurrences will result in potential consequences. ALL absences accrue towards the limit of 10 per semester.

    Students that are absent for reasons such as school events and or approved athletic events will communicate with the teacher with regards to make up for these types of absences.


    A student will be considered absent from class if they enter the classroom more than ten (10) minutes after the designated start time. If the student has a valid reason and/or a pass to be late for class, it will be an excused absence. The absence will be considered unexcused if the student is late without being excused by the school administration or the parent signing in the child late. If you would like to receive attendance updates throughout the day, you have the option to sign up for ParentVUE notifications.


    All individuals have a right to an educational environment free from bias, prejudice and bigotry. As members of the Higley High School educational community, students are expected to refrain from participating in acts of harassment that are designed to demean another student’s race, gender, ethnicity, religious preference, disability or sexual orientation.


    • 1st Step: Student/Teacher Conference
    • 2nd Step: Student/Teacher Conference and Parent Contact
    • 3rd Step: Parent/Teacher Conference
    • 4th Step: Administrative Involvement/Parent Contact
    • Any excessive behavior that requires immediate administrative attention will bypass steps 1-3.  


    1. Strength & conditioning program design
    2. Cardiorespiratory activities
    3. Flexibility/Mobility exercises
    4. Exercise testing
    5. Weight room safety


    Locker Room: 

    • Dress out in the locker room.  You have 2-5 minutes depending on your instructor.
    • The locker room needs to remain clean and tidy. No gum or food allowed. You may be expected to help clean if cleanliness becomes a problem.
    • After class you will have 3-7 minutes to change. When you are ready, you must wait in the locker room until the bell rings.
    • Showers are not required, but recommended. You must have your own towel, soap, deodorant, etc.
    • No horseplay or fighting allowed in the locker room.


    • All students will be given a lock and a locker. Do not bring your own lock. Students who lose or misplace their lock will be charged $15.00. Please report lost locks immediately, as they are usually found and you will avoid a charge.
    •  Secure your belongings in your locker at all times. 
    •  Valuables may be locked in the teacher’s office.
    •  Do not share your combination with anyone.

    Heat Concerns:

    • You should bring water in clear, plastic containers. Sunglasses, sunscreen and hats are recommended if we are doing outdoor activities.

    Medical Excuses:

    • If you are injured, you must have a note from your parents stating why you must sit out, any modifications needed, and when you may return.  After 3 days you must have a note from a doctor. You will be given an alternate assignment. Students that have prolonged injuries over 2 weeks or medical issues may be changed out or issued no credit for class.
    • Those with asthma or allergies must let the teacher know immediately. Please make arrangements with the nurse if your inhaler needs to be brought to class.

    Additional Rules:

    • There is to be nothing in your mouth during class. 
    • No food or drink (except water) is allowed during class.
    • Only those enrolled in the class will be allowed to participate.
    • Students are allowed in the gym only with teacher's supervision.
    • Treat teachers, yourself, others, and equipment with respect.
    • *Profanity will not be tolerated.