High School

Physical Education Curriculum

COURSE NUMBER 120 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

TEACHER(S): Mike Cheek, Tod Thomas
COURSE SYLLABUS – Cheek
COURSE SYLLABUS – Thomas
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADE:  9-10 (sophomore requirement)

This course includes instruction in seasonal team sports such as basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, speedball, wrestling, gymnastics, weightlifting, softball, field hockey, badminton, archery, aerial darts, cross country, and track and field events. Also included are physical fitness exercises and testing. Each student is required to have a clean blue uniform, white socks, tennis shoes, towel and soap. Locks are provided for individual lockers.

COURSE NUMBER 125 ATHLETIC PHYSICAL EDUCATION

TEACHER(S): Todd Thomas
COURSE SYLLABUS – Thomas
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  Student Athlete
GRADE:  10-12

This class will be offered to sophomore, junior, and senior athletes who are willing to work to improve their strength, flexibility, and overall agility.  This class will develop skills, knowledge, attitudes, and conditions important to proper weight training.  Strength training, flexibility, plyometrics, and cardiovascular conditioning will be emphasized daily through a fitness plan developed and maintained by the teaching staff.

COURSE NUMBER 112 HEALTH

TEACHER(S):
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADE: 9-10 (sophomore requirement)

Health is a condition of good living. Opportunities that promote healthful living will be explored. Instruction includes information on proper diet, smoking, drinking, drug use, precaution against common infections, first aid, etc. Other units cover community health, communicable diseases, grooming, dental health and mental health.

COURSE NUMBER 122 DRIVER EDUCATION

TEACHER(S): Todd Thomas
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ¼ (1 quarter)
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADE:  9-10 (sophomore requirement)

The objective of the driver education program is to teach students to be safe, courteous, and skilled drivers. Classroom concepts are illustrated in practice driving instruction. The classroom phase of the audio-visual aids. The driving phase consists of six clock hours of behind the wheel practice with a dual control automobile, which provides practical learning experiences for the student. With the passage of Illinois Public Law 88-188, any student enrolled in Driver Education must have passed eight academic credits over the previous two semesters. Law does not otherwise permit enrollment.  Also, with the passage of the Graduated Driver Licensing System in Illinois, parents must verify that their student has obtained a minimum of 50 clock hours of practice before a license will be granted. Additionally, student drivers must have held a learner’s practice permit for a minimum of 9 months. Questions regarding these new guidelines should be referred to any PCHS Driver Education teacher.