Physical Education and Health 8

The students participate in the same activities in Physical Education that they did in the 7th grade, with continued emphasis placed on individual skill development. A four-week program in health education teaches human sexuality using the program Reducing the Risk: Building Skills to Prevent Pregnancy, STDs & HIV. Emphasis will also be placed on developing one’s self-esteem, improving interpersonal skills, and learning to make responsible decisions to develop a healthy lifestyle.


Robin Pettingell
Physical Education, Sports Medicine
“Consider that the mind is capable of an endless growth.”—Asa Burton, one of the founders, urging citizens of Thetford to establish TA in 1819
We set high expectations. We challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.
Our mission is to celebrate the unique worth of all students, to nurture their strengths, and to challenge them to fulfill their potential.