Thornton Township High Schools District 205

Preparing all District 205 Students to be Competitive Leaders in our Global Society

DRIVERS EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

Program Description

The Driver Education, Health, and Physical Education program serves students with a wide range of physical and academic needs and interests. The program provides opportunities for students to develop decision-making, safe-driving, physical, and recreational skills that lead to healthy life-styles. The students will be prepared to assume responsibility for their wellness and citizenship.

 

Program Goals

1.   Understand and appreciate the physical development, structure, and functions of the human body and relate this understanding to healthy life-style choices.

2.   Understand and value the principles of nutrition, exercise, efficient emotional stress management, positive self-concept development, drug use and abuse, and illness prevention and treatment.

3.   Understand the principles of consumer health and safety, including environmental health.

4.   Develop the skills necessary to participate in a variety of lifetime activities.

5.   Understand the value of a personal wellness program.

6.   Understand a variety of basic lifesaving activities.

7.   Understand the importance of becoming a safe and defensive driver.

8.   Understand the importance of sportsmanship, team work, and appropriate social skills.

 

Course Selections


Adaptive Physical Education

Advanced Physical Education & Conditioning

Driver Education

First Aid/CPR/AED

Fitness and Nutrition

 

Health Education

Physical Education I & II

Physical Education III & IV

Physical Education Conditioning

Physical Education Exempt

 


 

R-1801/1803-I PHYSICAL EDUCATION I & II  FOR  9 & 10  1/2 UNIT  Students must pass physical education each semester they are enrolled in high school unless exempted from physical education under provisions of Board Policy. All physical education courses are divided into nine week segments. Students participate in new activities each quarter. The student is expected to dress in uniform and participate daily in physical education. Courses offered fall into the categories of team sports, individual sports and activities. PREREQUISITES: A physical examination on file in the nurse's office and a regulation physical education uniform and lock are required.

 

R-1805/1807-H PHYSICAL EDUCATION III & IV FOR 11 & 12  1 UNIT  Students must pass physical education each semester they are enrolled in high school unless exempted from physical education under provisions of Board Policy. All physical education courses are divided into nine week segments. Students participate in new activities each quarter. The student is expected to dress in uniform and participate daily in physical education. Courses offered fall into the categories of team sports, individual sports and activities. PREREQUISITES: A physical examination on file in the nurse's office and a regulation physical education uniform and lock are required.

 

R-1809-H ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR 9-10-11-12  1 UNIT  Students work at their own pace and concentrate on individual goals set up by the student, teacher, and perhaps, physician. Students may be recommended to enter adaptive physical education at any time. PREREQUISITES: Recommendation from student's doctor, school nurse, other physical education teachers, area chairperson or parents. Recommendation from student's physician requires that a student be placed in adaptive physical education. Referral by the school nurse, physical education staff, counselor, or special services, and approval by the physical education chairperson may also allow a student to be placed in adapted physical education.

 

R-1811-H DRIVER EDUCATION FOR 10  1/2 UNIT  This is an elective course which provides experiences that help a student to learn how to use a motor vehicle in a safe and efficient manner. The course consists of two phases: classroom - 30 hours of instruction including Rules of the Road information and other basic knowledge needed for safe vehicle operation; and behind-the-wheel - the actual on-the-street driving part of the course which uses the skills learned in the other three phases. This experience will consist of traffic and environmental settings. Successful completion of the above two phases enables the student to be able to take the driving portions of the Illinois Driver's License examination prior to the required age of 18. This course may be paired with one semester of physical education. PREREQUISITES: Student must be a minimum of 15 years of age, pass the state written test on the Rules of the Road, pass a state required vision test, complete the application for the learner's permit, pay fees established by the State of Illinois, and have a passing grade in at least eight classes during the previous two semesters.

 

R-1812-H HEALTH EDUCATION  FOR 9-10  1/2 UNIT  This course is designed to help today's young people develop a healthier life-style and avoid risks today and in the future. The course emphasizes a wellness approach to health. Curricular topics include: alcohol use and abuse, human growth and development, prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases (including AIDS), public and environmental health, mental wellness, nutrition, chronic disease prevention and personal health. This course replaces one semester of physical education.

 

R-1813-H  ADVANCED PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONDITIONING  FOR 10-11-12  1 UNIT  Students will work to develop muscular power, refine basic body mechanics and  movement patterns and develop muscular endurance and aerobic capacity. Students will learn nutritional habits as they relate to sports and conditioning. Students will learn the biomechanics of weight training as it relates to specific sports and speed training. Students will develop their own sport specific training schedule for in season and out of season training. This will be done with the aid of technology and other periodical resources. Students will learn and apply the difference between weight training and power lifting as it relates to their fitness program. This course will be offered as an elective for the first and second semester. Prerequisite: Students must have received a “C” or higher in P.E. Conditioning and must have the recommendation of a varsity coach. Transfer students must have the recommendation of a varsity coach and pass the written and practical final exam. 

 

R-1814-H  FITNESS AND NUTRITION  FOR 10-11-12  1/2 UNIT  P.E. OR ELECTIVE  This is an interdisciplinary course that will be team taught by members of the Physical Education Department and Family & Consumer Science Department. Students will learn to analyze their fitness, nutrition, and health risks. With the help of an individualized computer program, students will incorporate hands-on laboratory experiences in nutritional food preparation, exercise, and health behavior management, to attain personal goals. This course is designed to teach a holistic approach to wellness as a way of life.

 

R-1815-H  PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONDITIONING  FOR 10-11-12 1 UNIT  Students will work to develop muscular power, refine basic body mechanics and movement patterns, develop muscular endurance and aerobic capacity, and develop good nutritional habits, as they relate to specific sports or games. Students will learn to develop and utilize their own fitness/weight lifting program with the aid of technology. This course may be substituted for regular physical education courses. PREREQUISITES: Students must have been a member of an I.H.S.A. high school athletic team the previous year and be eligible for athletic competition the present school year. A coach’s recommendation will also be required.

 

R-1819-H  PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXEMPT  

 

R-1821-H  FIRST AID/CPR/AED PROGRAM  FOR 11-12 1 UNIT  The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Program is a first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training program to prepare students to respond to injuries and sudden illness that may arise at home, school, workplace and in the community. The purpose is to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Students who successfully complete this course will receive certification in standard first aid with AED (automated external defibrillator) and infant, child and adult CPR. This course is required of all students electing the Athletic, Sports and Wellness concentration. PREREQUISITE:  None

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