Each grade is enrolled in a health class for one quarter of the year. Grade 9 students take health in quarter 1, grade 10 students in quarter 2, grade 12 students in quarter 3, and grade 11 students in quarter 4.
Physical Education provides a variety of individual and team activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.
Emphasis is placed on enabling students to become proficient in a variety of core activities.
Courses in the PE Department teach students the importance of incorporating activity into their daily lives.
Class of 2022 students are required to take a total of 2 credits in physical education during their four years. Students will be enrolled in their required 1-quarter class (.25 credit per class) for each of their 4 years at Coginchaug as well as one elective per year. They may choose to earn the remaining credit by fully participating in a variety of varsity and junior varsity sports (.5 credit per sport season). Students may also earn remaining credit by petitioning the Superintendent of schools to accept an activity that is supervised by an outside coach/instructor.
Class of 2023 - current students are required to take a total of 1 credit in physical education during their four years. Students will be required to take PE-9 and PE-10 (.25 credit per class). The remaining .5 credits will be taken in Physical Education electives based on the student's choice and interests.
Exceptions to this program are only to be made for medical reasons backed by a Physician’s explanation.