• Wellness

    Our mission is to empower students to make educated decisions regarding their overall health in order to enhance their lifelong wellness and to explore the medical sciences.
     
    Physical Education

    All students are required to earn four credits of Physical Education to fulfill their graduation requirement.

    Students in grades 9-11 can also earn two of their four credits via participation in outside competitive or performance-based activities (Students in grade 12 may choose to engage in any type of physical activity.  All other rules below apply to students in grades 9-12).  In order to receive credit, students must be enrolled in the Blackboard Independent Physical Education course, must submit (through Blackboard only) the Independent Physical Education Proposal on or before the due date to the Wellness Department Head, and must submit the Independent Physical Education Log Template to the Wellness Department Head (through Blackboard only) on the due dates listed.
     
    Interscholastic Sports Update:

    Effective July 1, 2019, Masconomet High School students will no longer be able to earn physical education credit counting toward graduation by participating in interscholastic sports. This change is required in order for the district to comply with state law and regulations. Students who earned such credit during the 2018-2019 school year, or in previous years, are not affected.

    Beginning July 1, 2019, students can earn their four Physical Education credits through school-offered physical education classes, including Yoga, Team Sports, Project Adventure, Freshman Seminar, and Fundamental Fitness, or by enrolling in an outside Independent Physical Education activity that meets our requirements as outlined in the High School Program of Studies.  Please note that students may only earn two of their four overall Physical Education credits through Independent Physical Education activities.  At least two of the four overall credits must be earned through Physical Education classes taken during the school day.
  • Program of Studies

    • 1.
      • Wellness
      • EMT-B (H)
      • 2972
      • Are you considering a career in law enforcement, firefighting, or any other profession that may require you to manage a health emergency? Are you pursuing a medical career (physical therapist, physician, athletic trainer, etc.) that will require that you complete Patient Care Hours before being admitted into a college program? This course will prepare you to become a certified EMT, enabling you to work in hospitals and ambulances where you will assess and care for patients.
      • Opportunities to work with college EMS teams is an added benefit- many Masco graduates have been able to work on their college campuses, providing care, gaining experience, being paid and accruing Patient Care Hours during their undergraduate years. Topics include scene and patient assessment, airway management, CPR, sudden illness, trauma care, patient transport and much more. Students will perfect skills in patient assessment, taking vital signs and using the tools of EMS professionals.
      • Full Year - 5 Credits
      • 11, 12
      • H
      • STEAM
      • Senior
    • 2.
      • Wellness
      • Fundamental Fitness
      • 9107
      • Do you want to be stronger, healthier, build self --- esteem, and see your hard work pay off? Fundamental Fitness is the class for you! This course will expose you to a variety of functional exercises that will help you to build muscle and learn how to reach your fitness goals. You will have the opportunity to track and increase your overall fitness throughout the quarter.
      • Quarter - 1 Credit
      • 9, 10, 11, 12
      • CP
      • All years
      • C1, S1
    • 3.
      • Wellness
      • Yoga: Level I
      • 9108
      • Yoga I introduces students to stress relieving techniques. Students will learn to perform different asanas as well as a variety of meditation practices. This course will attempt to create some balance in your life while improving your strength and flexibility.
      • Quarter - 1 Credit
      • 9, 10, 11, 12
      • CP
      • All years
      • C1, S1, S2
    • 4.
      • Wellness
      • Team Sports
      • 9109
      • The Team Sports course will offer students a variety of ways to become physically fit while participating in team oriented sports. The course will help students develop appropriate movement patterns in order to increase speed, coordination, stamina, endurance, agility and accuracy. Students will be assigned team roles (i.e. coach, captain, equipment manager, etc.) that must be performed in order to help their individual teams succeed.
      • Quarter - 1 Credit
      • 9, 10, 11, 12
      • CP
      • All years
      • C1, S1, S2
    • 5.
      • Wellness
      • Advanced Fitness
      • 9110
      • Advance Fitness, introduces a safe but competitive edge to the strength and conditioning program. Students will focus on tracking and increasing their overall fitness using varied and functional exercises performed at greater intensity. Students will be assessed on the ten physical components of fitness as well as other more commonly used tools. They will then create SMART goals in order to increase overall fitness. Prerequisites: Fundamental Fitness
      • Depending on the season and equipment availability, students will learn and actively participate in flag football, soccer, basketball, rugby, floor hockey, speedball, ultimate Frisbee, badminton, and tennis. Successful Completion of Fundamental Fitness is required.
      • Quarter - 1 Credit
      • 10, 11, 12
      • CP
      • All years
      • C1, S1, S2
    • 6.
      • Wellness
      • Yoga: Level II
      • 9111
      • Yoga II is a quarter course that builds on the stress relieving techniques learned in Yoga I. This course introduces challenging core strengthening exercises while continuing to focus on increasing flexibility.
      • Successful Completion of Yoga I.
      • Quarter - 1 Credit
      • 9, 10, 11, 12
      • CP
      • All years
      • C1, S1, S2
    • 7.
      • Wellness
      • Interscholastic Sports
      • 9352
      • Earn PE credits by playing on a Masconmet Atlhletic team. This course is no longer offered.
      • Quarter - 1 Credit
      • 9, 10, 11, 12
      • CP
      • No longer offered
      • C1, S1, S2
    • 8.
      • Wellness
      • Independent Physical Education 12
      • 9405
      • Your activity must run for at least one semester. Students are required to submit an Independent PE Proposal at the beginning of the semester using the provided BLACKBOARD template and then must submit an Independent PE Log at both the midpoint and end of semester using the provided BLACKBOARD template. Students must communicate with their guidance counselor to ensure that they are enrolled in Independent Physical Education through Blackboard.
      • Quarter - 1 Credit
      • 12
      • CP
      • All years
      • S1
    • 9.
      • Wellness
      • Independent Physical Education 9-11
      • 9406
      • Your activity must run for at least one semester. Students are required to submit an Independent PE Proposal at the beginning of the semester using the provided BLACKBOARD template and then must submit an Independent PE Log at both the midpoint and end of semester using the provided BLACKBOARD template. Students must communicate with their guidance counselor to ensure that they are enrolled in Independent Physical Education through Blackboard.
      • Quarter - 1 Credit
      • 9,10,11
      • CP
      • All years
      • S1
    • 10.
      • Wellness
      • Project Adventure
      • 9203
      • The Project Adventure course will offer a challenging rope course with a series of individual and group physical skills. These challenges and skills will require a combination of teamwork and individual commitment. Project Adventure increases a student’s sense of self --- confidence, teamwork, cooperation, and decision --- making skills. This course meets every day for a semester.
      • Semester - 2 Credits
      • 9, 10, 11, 12
      • CP
      • All years
      • C1, S1, S2
    • 11.
      • Wellness
      • Freshman Seminar
      • 9101
      • The Freshman Seminar course will introduce students to a number of life --- long activities that encourage students to remain physically active. Students will engage in a fun, safe, and challenging environment while participating in adventure --- based activities, fitness --- based activities, and individual and team sports.
      • Semester - 2 Credits
      • 9
      • CP
      • All years
      • A1, C1, S1
    • 12.
      • Wellness
      • Comprehensive Health
      • 2923
      • Comprehensive Health and Wellness Issues is a one-semester course that provides an overview of issues relating to personal health and wellness. Topics include Disease (Disease Model, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, STDs, Depression, Eating Disorders), Substance Abuse (Alcohol, Addiction, Illicit and Other Abused Drugs, Steroids), Sexuality (Reproductive Anatomy/Function/Dysfunction, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Parenting, Conception and Contraception,
      • Postponing Sexual Activity) and Wellness (Stress Reduction, Mental Health, Sleep, Nutrition). Students will learn refusal skills, terminology related to health issues, methods of investigating health issues and resources via the internet, and the cause and effect nature of decision making on long and short-term physical and emotional health. Students will be challenged to understand their personal responsibility as independent decision-makers relating to health issues.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 10,11,12
      • CP
      • All years
      • A1, A3, A4, C1, S1
    • 13.
      • Wellness
      • Emergency Medical Responder
      • 2924
      • Emergency Medical Responder is an elective for students interested in learning advanced first aid skills. This course is well-suited for students wishing to pursue employment as lifeguards or in the ski patrol or for those considering careers in law enforcement, medicine, firefighting, or other occupations where advanced layperson medical care may be required. The course provides an overview of human anatomy, personal safety in emergency situations, legal considerations, and the care of sick and
      • injured patients. Students learn medical terminology, assessment of sick and injured people, and teamwork techniques when dealing with emergency scenes. Upon successful completion of the course, tests, and skill stations, students earn a BLS Healthcare Provider CPR card. Topics include bleeding, shock, wounds, fractures, seizures, scene safety and control, drug overdose, childbirth, sudden illness, poisoning, burns, airway management, infection control, sudden illness, and rescue.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • 9, 10, 11, 12
      • CP
      • STEAM
      • All years
      • A1, A3, C3, S1
    • 14.
      • Wellness
      • Introduction To Medicine (H)
      • 2993
      • How do we know what to believe about medicine and health when so many false claims are publicly presented? What rights should terminally ill patients have regarding their own death and dying? Should patients be forced to get treatment if they are “different”- psychologically or physically- if they don’t want it? How do medical professionals care for patients, and how often (and why) do serious mistakes get made?
      • Through dozens of cases studies, Intro to Medicine examines these and many more fascinating questions about how our physical and mental health issues are perceived and handled by our healthcare system. Nightly readings lead to lively discussions and debates as we examine how our own values and beliefs interact with the science of the human body to form a system that addresses human health- and the financial, political, social influences that affect that system.
      • Semester - 2.5 Credits
      • H
      • STEAM
      • All years