Spring 2017-2018 Weight Training Syllabus

Pebblebrook High School 2.0: Project-based; Problem Solved!

Department:  Weight Training                                                                               Spring Semester 2018

COURSE TITLE: Weight Training                                                                      INSTRUCTOR: Brittny R. Jones
EMAIL: brittny.jones@cobbk12.org                                                                      PHONE: 770-819-2521 ext. 059

PHS SCHOOL VISION: Empowering Students to Become Productive Members of a Global Community
PHS SCHOOL MISSION: Modeling and Developing Intellectual, Physical and Emotional Behaviors that Lead to Success for All

·        Increase the Graduation Rate
·        Increase rigor and student engagement (Project-based learning environment)
·        Increase community and parental involvement

1.  Each student will be trained in safety techniques and proper techniques for weight lifting.
2. The weight program is based on explosive movements and quick muscle fiber engagement.
3.  Sets and Reps are arranged in order to maximize the potential of each muscle group used for that specific lift.
4.  This class is designed to provide general knowledge for a life time skill of weight lifting.
5. Students will learn safety of weight training. Will learn human anatomy, sports physiology, and simple biomechanics of the muscle groups we use.


PEWTI1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a
variety of physical activities.
PEWTI2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics
as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

PEWTI3: Participates regularly in physical activity.

PEWTI4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

PEWTI5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in
physical activity settings.
PEWTI6: Values physical activity for health enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

Dressing Out – 25%                              Participation – 35%      
            Writing Prompts/Projects – 5%               Unit Tests/Performance evaluations -10%
            Common Assessment - 5%                   Final Exam - 20%


A - 100-90%
B - 89-80%
C - 79-74%
D - 70-73%
F - 69-Below

-        35% - Participation –Students must participate daily in physical activity (Performance Standard 3).  Each student must be engaged in all activities during the entire class period, while behaving in a respectful manner. Students cannot choose which activity to participate in.  Each student will either receive full credit or no credit for the day. Students will be graded daily for participation.

-          25 % - Dress Out – Students must wear appropriate clothing for every activity (Performance Standard 5). This should consist of tennis shoes, shorts/sweat pants and a t-shirt. Slides, flip flops, sandals, boots, leggings, compression shorts, tank tops, or sweat pants over clothing worn to school will not be accepted as appropriate clothing and will result in a zero (0) dress-out grade.  Students will be graded daily for dress-out.

-          15%- Unit Assessments –Students will be assessed on observable characteristics of skill proficiency (Performance Standard 1), Fitnessgram testing (Performance Standard 4), and given a written test based on the course material covered through-out the entire unit. Students will also be given performance evaluations (physical & written). During the performance evaluations students will be graded on using the correct technique for exercises  

-          5%- Common Assessments –Students will be assessed at the beginning, middle and end of the semester to determine student growth based on the content of the curriculum.

-          5 %- Writing prompts/Projects – Students will be given an assignment or set of instructions for an essay. They will explain, define, classify, analyze, compare, describe, convince, give an opinion, or choose a point of view about a particular topic.

-        20%- Final –An assessment will be given based on the content covered during the entire semester.

Grades will be given weekly based on a 100% of Dress out and Participation. All other grades will be posted by Monday of the following week. Students are encouraged to monitor their grades and make any queries where necessary. The grade given will be final once the week has passed.

35% . . . Participation
25% . . . Dressing out
        15% . . .  Unit Assessments  
5% . . . Common Assessments
                    5% . . . Writing prompts/Projects
      20% . . . Final


It is strongly encouraged that you keep your Synergy login information in a safe place and that you have access to the information when needed.  Parents should contact the Main Office (770.819.2521) in order to obtain their synergy password and access information.

Please note that when you are viewing grades in Synergy that a blank grade column for your child has no effect on their grade.  If the space is blank, then your student may not have turned in that assignment due to absence or the teacher may not have entered grades for that assignment at that time.  An “X” means that the student is exempt from an assignment at the discretion of the teacher.


Each student will be actively engaged in the following units:

  • Circuit Training
  • Speed/Agility
  • Plyometric Training (Jump Training)
  • Nutrition/Supplements And Steroids 
  • F.I.T.T. Principle
  • Introduction to Sports Physiology & Biomechanics


·        Notebook
·        Pen/Pencil/Highlighter
·        Physical education attire (Sneakers, T-shirt, Shorts or Sweat Pants). NO LEGGINGS, OR NO SPAGHETTI STRAP TOPS!
·        Combination lock for locker (Theft can occur and we are not responsible for stolen items that are left unsecured.)
      *Pebblebrook reserves the right at any time to remove a lock from a locker*


Even If you decide not dress for class on a particular day you are still required to participate in the daily workout or activity. Those who do not comply will be insubordinate and subject to administrative referral. You will not sit out without consequence. All or Nothing. Students must dress out in locker room. Students may not dress out in the weight room or in the gymnasium. All students are expected to be in compliance with all class room expectations.


Students with no more than one excused absence may qualify to exempt one of their final exams.  Students with a course average of 80 or higher may exempt one final exam of their choice.  Students with a course average of 79 or below may request that ten percentage points be added to the final exam grade.  Towards the end of the semester, students who qualify may submit an Exam Exemption Form to the classroom teacher of their choice.  Teachers must verify that the student qualifies for the exemption.


Class participation is an important component of the physical education curriculum. Much can be learned from the exchange of ideas that occurs during class discussions. Frequent absences SERIOUSLY jeopardize your success in this class. The participation grade will be based on the degree of student involvement in the learning activities, including attention to and participation in written and oral exercises, class discussion, preparation for class, and all physical activities.  Non dressers will be required to participate, but will lose dress out points for the day. If a student chooses not to participate in an activity he/she will be asked to do an alternate assignment during the activity (walking, or a written assignment), or a referral may be given if student refuses to participate in the alternate assigned activity.  A doctor’s note is required for non-participants due to illness or injury. To reiterate:  If you do not participate, you will not receive a passing grade for that activity.


If a student is absent and does not have an excused absent, he/she will not be allowed make up work. If the absence is excused by the attendance office the student will have one (1) week to complete make up work. If a student is absent from class but is seen on campus, he/she will be considered skipping class and will be given an administrative referral.


If a student turns in late work, he/she would only be allowed to get the maximum of 89% out of 100


To avoid being counted tardy, students must be seated and ready for class when the bell rings.  School policy states that students may receive Saturday School, In-School Suspension, and Out-of-School Suspension for repeated tardies. 

Afternoon Session:

Days: Monday
Location: Women’s basketball office (Location: Jackson Gym)
Time: 3:45pm - 5:00 pm


As per the school’s policy, cell phones are not to be used during class time unless directed by the teacher for instructional purposes. Students will receive a discipline referral after one warning to put away any electronic device (unless the device is being used for instruction). Students are allowed to bring certain technologies to class (iPad, laptop, Kindle, etc.), but it should NOT interfere with the teaching or other’s learning.


Cheating is considered a serious matter.  Any student who is involved in cheating/plagiarism will receive a grade of zero on the material, an unsatisfactory in conduct, and his/her parents will be notified.

For this course, cheating is defined as, but is not limited to, the following acts:

  • Copying anyone's answers to questions, exercises, study guides, class work or homework assignments
  • Taking any information verbatim from any source, including the Internet, without giving proper credit to the author, or rearranging the order of words and/or changing some words as written by the author and claiming the work as his or her own, i.e., plagiarism.
  • Looking onto another student's paper during a test or quiz.
  • Having available any study notes or other test aids during a test or quiz without the teacher's permission.
  • Collaborating on assignments when independent work is expected.


Students who score 69 or below on the course unit assessment are allowed to retake the assessment.  The grade will not exceed a 70 for the unit assessment.


Throughout the year, students are expected to use the classroom blog daily. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to check the blog and come prepared to the next class. All handouts, assignments, updates and information will be posted daily to the blog.

My blog: Visit the Physical Education section of Pebblebrook High School’s webpage.  You will find the blog to this course under Brittny Jones.  http://coachbjones.blogspot.com/

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.  Have an amazing school year!



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