Cardio Health

Mr. Montoya

(530) 885-4581 ext. 7158


Welcome to Cardio Health. This is an eighteen week course. It is a required course for all freshmen and meets the Placer graduation requirement and state guidelines regarding personal and public health and safety. This course is designed to introduce you to the knowledge, skills and behaviors to assist you in becoming “Health Literate” individuals with a lifelong commitment to healthy living.


The textbook for this course is Lifetime Health. This is an in-class book that can also accessed online by students. (no www)

login = placercardio

password = placercardio


Areas of learning which may be covered include but are not limited to:

Health and Your Wellness (health, wellness, stress, abuse)

Health and Your Body (physical fitness, nutrition, weight management, eating disorders)

Drugs (medicines, alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs)

Diseases and Disorders (infectious diseases, non-infectious diseases, disabilities)


Assignments: All assignments are due on the assigned date. If a student is absent, that assignment is due at the beginning of the next class meeting. If a student comes to class without the assignment complete, they can turn it in the next class for half credit. After that it becomes a zero.


Tardies: Tardies will take points off your grade. Be on time and prepared.


Method of instruction: Students are responsible for taking daily notes and taking part in class discussions. Quizzes and tests will be given during each unit. Class presentations and projects will also be required.


Grading: All grades are converted into percentages and in turn changed into the following grades:

A=100%-90%, B=89%-80%, C=79%-70%, D=69%-60%, NC=59% and lower. 60% of the grade is health, 40% of the grade is cardio.

Class needs: Students are required to dress in the appropriate physical education clothing and participate in all physical activity to the best of their ability. Each student is expected to have a notebook or binder, pens, pencils, and papers. Colored pencils will also be helpful. They are expected to bring these items each day to class. All students need to be prepared and responsible for their work and supplies.