P.E./Health/Driver's Education

    • Driver's Education

      TBA

       

      Health

      Students will be able to apply essential skills to individually make decisions to enhance and prepare for a lifetime of health and wellness.

       

      Physical Education

      Students will be able to apply a variety of physical activity to learn and enhance individual well-being that can be applied to a lifetime of wellness.

       

  • P.E. for Freshmen (9800)(9802)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9

    Freshman physical education students will participate in team sports units to be selected by the teacher from the following list: basketball, floor hockey, lacrosse, miscellaneous games, softball, soccer, speedball, team handball, touch football, track and field, tumbling, ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball. The freshman Physical Education curriculum will emphasize the development of a personal fitness program and the skills learned through participation in team sports. A variety of individual and team activities are included in order to give students a well- rounded understanding of basic fitness principles, five components of fitness and team sport concepts.

  • Health (9801)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 10

    This state-mandated course is designed to positively affect the way students think, feel, and act regarding their personal, as well as societal health. Topics studied include consumer health, dental health, drug/alcohol use and abuse, human sexuality, mental health, nutrition, personal health, prevention and control of disease, public health, safety, and smoking. Students will receive American Red Cross training in CPR.

  • P.E. for Sophomores (9804)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 10

    Sophomore Physical Education students will participate in individual sports and activities that will develop athletic skills, knowledge of personal fitness plans and goal setting strategies. The Sophomore Physical Education curriculum will focus on the student’s development through participation in activities such as resistance training, weight training concepts and principles, cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility activities as well as individual and team sports.

  • Sports for Fitness (9806)(9807)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 11, 12

    The Junior/Senior individual and team sport for fitness class curriculum will build on the fundamentals introduced in the freshman/sophomore courses. Students will participate in team and individual type of activities and sports and students will continue to work on their personal fitness goals by completing personal fitness plans.

  • Athletic Strength and Conditioning (9810)(9811)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Athletic strength and conditioning physical education course is designed to increase athletic performance. This course will emphasize a rigorous fitness/weight training program along with the development of goal setting and leadership skills. A daily vigorous workout is both required and expected based on each individual student’s workout program. These workouts involve strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility to develop and increase functional athletic performance.

  • Outdoor Adventures (9812)(9813)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 11, 12

    Other Info: JHS only. Can be taken in place of one semester of PE.

    Outdoor Adventures is a fun and exciting co-ed physical education course. Students are taught life-long skills by using integrated curriculum of science, math, writing, critical thinking skills and computer technology. The focus is on outdoor activities such as: archery, hunting safety, boating safety, orienteering, survival skills, trip planning, fishing, hiking, backpacking, camping, outdoor cooking, and conservation/environmental issues.

  • Adaptive P.E. (9815)(9816)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: IEP team approval.

    The adaptive physical education program has the same objectives as regular physical education with adjustments made to meet the needs and abilities of exceptional students. Adaptations ensure safe, successful and beneficial participation for all students.

  • Group Fitness and Dance P.E. (9818)(9819)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 11, 12

    This course is designed to provide students with alternative activities for becoming physically fit and healthy. Students will be introduced to a variety of group fitness activities which include but not limited to yoga, Pilates, cardio kickboxing, Zumba, and basic dance routines. The goal of this course is for students to discover a form of exercise they can pursue outside of the school setting to attain and maintain lifelong fitness and wellness.

  • P.E. Leadership Training I (9826/9827)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 11

    Other Info: Application is required.

    This course provides leadership opportunities in the physical education class setting. Students will actively participate in and learn how to lead small and large group activities as well as improve their communication, organization and problem solving skills.

  • P.E. Leadership Training II (9828/9829)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 12

    Prerequisite: PE Leadership Training I.

    This course allows students to utilize the leadership techniques they learned in PE leadership I. The student will actively participate in and lead small and large group activities and assist physical education teachers in teaching, testing, officiating, and handling the managerial tasks associated with physical education instruction.

  • Driver’s Ed Classroom – Semester 1 + 2 (9820)(9821)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Other Info: Student must be 15 years of age by the start of class.

    The purpose of this course is to prepare students with the philosophies, concepts, and skills needed for the behind the wheel phase of Driver Education. Students will also develop an understanding of how drugs, distractions and alcohol affect the physical condition of a driver and the importance of wearing safety belts. This course meets the Illinois state requirement of 30 classroom hours of driver education.

  • Behind the Wheel (9824)

    Length: Minimum of 12 hours

    Credit: No credit awarded

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Enrolled in or already completed Driver’s Ed Classroom.

    Other Info: This course requires the payment of a user’s fee of $300 as well as the fee paid to the State of Illinois for a driver’s permit. No credit is given for this course.

    The basic classroom ideas and concepts are applied to the driving phase. Habits and skills are developed for residential, city, and highway driving with special emphasis on specific maneuvers. Six hours of driving instruction are necessary to meet the state requirement for applying for a driver’s license. Scheduling varies by school.

  • Flex P.E. 1-7 (9841-9847)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Must complete courses in sequential order. Must have a full academic course load.

    Other Info: This is a blended course. Students are required to use their own smart device and purchase their own heart rate monitor. First time enrollment costs $200 which includes the heart rate monitor. Sequential courses after cost $150.

    This course meets 1 day a week and then students are responsible to submit their workouts digitally. Students are required to achieve 60% of their max heart rate for every school day. Students are also required to complete cognitive lessons, discussions, projects and reflections online.