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Life Fitness

Department Chairperson for Grayslake North: Tim Hough, though@d127.org 
Department Chairperson for Grayslake Central: Jason Schaal, jschaal@d127.org

Freshman

 

Sophomore

 

Junior

 

Senior

             

Freshman PE

 

Team Sports

 

Team Sports

 

Team Sports

             

Integrated PE

 

Integrated PE

 

Integrated PE

 

Integrated PE

             

Drivers Education

 

Individual Sports

 

Individual Sports

 

Individual Sports

             

Behind the Wheel

 

Dance I

(One Semester)

 

Dance I

(One Semester)

 

Dance I

(One Semester)

             
   

Aerobics and Conditioning

 

Dance II

(Two Semester)

 

Dance II

(Two Semester)

             
   

Strength and Conditioning

 

Aerobics and Conditioning

 

Aerobics and Conditioning

             
   

Leaders

 

Strength and Conditioning

 

Strength and Conditioning

             
   

Physical Management

 

Leaders

 

Leaders

             
       

Yoga and Conditioning

 

Yoga and Conditioning

             
   

Health Education

 

Physical Management

 

Physical Management

             
   

Adventure Challenge Education

I &II

 

Adventure Challenge Education

I & II

 

Adventure Challenge Education

I &II

             
   

Drivers Education

 

Drivers Education

 

Drivers Education

             
   

Behind the Wheel

 

Behind the Wheel

 

Behind the Wheel

 

Course Title

Prerequisite

Credit

Grade Offered

Freshman Physical Education^

None

1.0

9

Team Sports

None

0.5

10 - 12

Individual Sports

None

0.5

10 - 12

Integrated P.E.

Yes

0.5

9 - 12

Strength and Conditioning

None

0.5

10 -12

Aerobics and Conditioning

None

0.5

10 - 12

Dance I

None

0.5

10 - 12

Dance II

Yes

1.0

11 – 12

Yoga and Conditioning

No

0.5

11 -12

Physical Education Student Leaders

Yes

0.5

10 - 12

Physical Management

Yes

1.0

10 - 12

Health Education/First Aid*

None

0.5

9 - 12

Adventure Challenge Education I & II

None

0.5

10-12

Classroom Driver Education

Yes

0.5

9 - 12

Behind the Wheel/Driver Education**^

Yes

0.0

9 - 12

See course description for all prerequisites
* = Normally taken in the sophomore year
** = Student must be at least 15 years of age

^Indicates course fee

Physical Education Exemption Policy (District 127 Board of Education Policy 6:310)  

A student in grades 9-12, unless otherwise stated, may request the Building Principal to be excused from physical education courses for the following reason:

  1. Ongoing participation in an interscholastic athletic program only during season when student is competing (student must be in the 11th or 12th grade).
  2. If the student must use the time set aside for physical education to receive special education support and services, subject to the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Students must submit such requests in writing with as much specificity as possible.  Principals shall maintain records showing that they applied the stated criteria to the student’s individual circumstances.

 

Freshman Physical Education

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course is designed to introduce students to the four-year sequence in the Life Fitness curriculum.  This introductory course includes components of the Life Fitness classes offered to upperclassmen.  Through various team sports and team-building activities, students will be engaged in units that challenge them both mentally and physically, with an emphasis on individual fitness.  

Course fee: There is a cost of $16.00 for a heart monitor strap. This cost is included in the Freshman Registration Fee. In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: None   

Grade offered: 9

Team Sports

Credit: 0.5

This one-semester course offers an assortment of competitive team activities three days per week throughout the semester. Students choose between jogging, cardiovascular activities, aerobics, or cardiovascular sports to meet their fitness requirements in the Health Club.  Some of the team sports offered may include floor hockey, flag football, soccer, basketball, and softball.

Prerequisite: None  

Grades offered: 10-12

Individual Sports

Credit: 0.5

This one-semester course offers a variety of individual sport activities three days per week throughout the semester. Students choose between jogging, cardiovascular activities, aerobics, or cardiovascular sports to meet their fitness requirements in the Health Club.

Some of the activities offered are badminton, tennis, volleyball, and golf.  Approximately four different activities will be chosen per semester with different activities being offered each year.

Prerequisite: None   

Grades offered: 10-12

Integrated Physical Education

Credit: 0.5

This one-semester course offers a variety of individualized and team related activities including rehabilitation and varied fitness programs.

Prerequisite: IEP or doctor referral along with approval of parents, nurse, counselor, and department.

Grades offered: All students who, because of physical challenges, cannot take regular physical education

Strength and Conditioning

Credit: 0.5

This one-semester course is designed for students interested in strength/weight training.  Students will work on a weight lifting & conditioning program all five days per week.

Prerequisite: None   

Grades offered: 10-12

Aerobics and Conditioning

Credit: 0.5

This one-semester course is designed for students interested in aerobic training, with focus on muscle endurance, cardiovascular exercise and flexibility.  Aerobics classes (step, kick boxing, yoga, stability balls, weights, and bands) are held three days per week, with Health Club two days per week. 

Prerequisite: None  

Grades offered: 10-12

Dance I

Credit: 0.5

This one-semester course introduces the art of dance.  The class offers short condensed units of ballet, jazz, modern, tap and hip-hop.  During the semester students will study well-known dancers and learn the basic elements of each genre of dance.  Students will also engage in dance instruction three days a week with Health Club the other two days. Written and skill tests will be included in instruction.

Prerequisite: None   

Grades offered: 10-12

Dance II

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course offers a more in-depth study of the art of dance including ballet, jazz, modern, tap, swing, hip-hop as well as dance production.  Throughout the year students study well-known dancers and performances and perform original compositions in each of the dance forms. Students engage in dance instruction three days a week and the other two days are involved in Health Club.  Written and skill tests will be included in instruction.

Prerequisite: Dance I or recommendation from dance teacher

Grades offered: 11-12

Yoga and Conditioning

Credit:  0.5

This one-semester course is designed for students who are interested in Yoga, with a focus on flexibility.  The course will also strive to improve the students’ physical, social, emotional, intellectual and environmental health.  Yoga classes will be held three days per week, with the students participating in Health Club the remaining two days.

Prerequisite:  None

Grades offered:  11-12

Physical Education Student Leaders

Credit: 0.5

This one-semester course is open to any student in good standing with the Physical Education department.  Students are trained in assisting teachers with refereeing, teaching, stretching and setting up of equipment and fields.  Students will also train in assisting adaptive classes as a one-on-one aide, also helping with stretches and mobility. Upon completion of the course, students have an option of using the skills learned to assist freshman classes or be a one-on-one aide for adaptive classes.  Students receive physical education credit for volunteering in one of the two areas. After completion of the student leader experience, the student has been exposed to the different methods and styles of good leadership. The student also has a better understanding of the need for cooperation and working together in terms of successful leadership and following capabilities.

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation   

Grades offered: 10-11

Physical Management

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course consists of nutrition education and physical activity centered upon the theme of helping students to manage themselves better in terms of behavior strategies that can be helpful, towards lifelong fitness.  Besides providing structured activity opportunities geared toward the individual student, there is a great deal of encouragement and incentive offered to participate in portions of the program during non-school hours. In addition to administering the program, the physical education teacher works with the Counseling Department, school nurse and experts outside the school to better assist the student.

Prerequisite: Teacher and counselor recommendation  

Grades offered: 9 - 12

Health Education/

First Aid

Credit 0.5

This is a one-semester course that can be taken first or second semester.  The topics covered are mental health, mental disorders, stress, fitness, nutrition, the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and chemical substances, interpersonal relations, abstinence, marriage, reproduction, birth control options, sexually transmitted diseases, first aid, AED, CPR and consumer and environmental health.  Upon completion, the students will be better able to utilize good health principles and familiarize themselves with the concept of wellness. During the semester in which Health Education is taken, students do not participate in a physical education activity class.

Prerequisite: None  

Grades offered: 10-12 (normally taken in 10th grade)

Adventure Challenge Education I

Credit: 0.5

This one-semester course will teach students how to develop a community built on accountability, self-acceptance, personal empowerment, trust, and teamwork.  They will do this through a variety team initiatives that teach concepts such as problem solving, communication, leadership, creativity, self-esteem, decision making, risk taking, and fear reduction.  This is the foundation for the course and will be what most of the curriculum is developed around. This course will provide a different means of activity through the use of outdoor challenging activities.  Activities this semester will consist of Frisbee golf, kayaking, mountain biking, fire building, outdoor cooking, and geocaching. Units may be subject to change due to weather.

Prerequisite: None

Grades offered: 10-12

Adventure Challenge Education II

Credit: 0.5

This one-semester course will start by reintroducing the team concept, as this is what the curriculum is developed around.  The group will reestablish its sense of trust in one another and sense of belonging. This will be done through new team challenges (different ones than ACE 1) that the group has not seen before. Students will come to appreciate adventure and all that the outdoors has to offer.  This is so crucial in this day and age with all the advances in technology and how much time is spent inside. This course will be filled with life-long activities such as various survival skills, snowshoeing, rollerblading, broomball, orienteering, archery, knot tying, belaying, and rock climbing. Units may be subject to change due to weather. 

Prerequisite: None

Grades offered: 10-12

Classroom Driver Education/ Study Hall

Credit: 0.5

This is a one-semester required course covering all phases of the traffic environment: physical, social, psychological, moral, and legal. In order for students to qualify for an Illinois driver’s license at ages 16 or 17, they must successfully complete this course. The course is offered each semester and in the summer.  Students will receive 36 hours of instruction and have study hall days incorporated weekly throughout the semester, while behind the wheel lessons are taking place.

Prerequisite: A passing grade in at least eight courses the previous two semesters prior to the semester in which the student will be enrolling in Driver Education.

Grades offered: 9-12

Behind the Wheel/Driver Education

This is a six-hour skill and knowledge application course, taught in a school-provided automobile.  Students must successfully complete the course in order for them to get an Illinois driver’s license at age 16 or 17.  Behind the wheel will be scheduled on classroom study hall days or during the student’s lunch or study hall.

Course Fee: $350.00

Prerequisite: Enrolled in or completed Classroom Driver Education and must be at least 15 years of age, and a passing grade in at least eight courses the previous two semesters prior to the semester in which the student will be enrolling in Driver Education.  The fee must be paid prior to starting the course.

Grades offered: 9-12

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