Physical Education

Physical Education is required of all students for four years.  All sophomore students are also required by the State of Illinois to take a series of four fitness tests. Students will be assessed each year on fitness related concepts including the pacer test, push-ups, planks, and the sit and reach.  Curriculum will focus on the health related fitness components of muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness.

General

Freshman Coed

This course introduces the cognitive and mechanical concepts of team, individual, and fitness activities. The concepts of fitness testing and weights are also introduced.

Semesters: 2           
Level: 9                                           
Credit: 1/4                                                          

Sophomore/Junior/Senior Coed

This coed course will offer a variety of individual and team sports.  The students will engage in sports such as basketball, volleyball, tennis, softball, badminton, pickle ball, team handball, soccer and other fitness related activities.  Students will also be assessed each semester on their physical fitness level be participating in tests related to muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance.

Semesters: 1
Level: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1/4 

Strength & Conditioning

This coed course offers a combination of weight lifting and varied conditioning activities.  Students will be able to design and implement a personalized resistance training program.

Semesters: 1              
Level: 10, 11, 12 
Credit: 1/4 

Advanced Strength & Conditioning

This coed course offers students an opportunity to build upon their successful experiences with the Strength and Conditioning course and apply their knowledge and skills towards individualized fitness goals.  Class topics include performance of a variety of exercises in the weight room and individualized programming based upon fitness goals.  Students will also be tested on various movements throughout the semester.  Throughout this course, students will use a combination of weight lifting and varied conditioning activities.

Semesters: 1
Level: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1/4 
Prerequisites: B or better in Strength and Conditioning and approval from the division leader.

Total Body Fitness

This course offers a personal fitness approach to physical education.  Students will be exposed to variety of activities and topics including: circuit training, aerobics, strength training & toning, yoga, Pilates, stress management, and nutrition.  Students will be taught and encouraged to include mindful wellness practices to their daily lives to help improve their health and wellness.

Semesters: 1      
Level: 11, 12
Credit: 1/4

Walking for Fitness

This coed course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing components such as cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition.  A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed.  The components of fitness will be met through structured individually paced fitness walking techniques and strength conditioning exercises.                         

Semesters: 1
Level: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1/4
Prerequisites: Approval of the division leader.

Adaptive Physical Education

This coed course is designed to meet the individualized needs of participants.

Semesters: 1
Level: 9, 10, 11, and 12
Credit: 1/4
Prerequisite: Physician referral and the recommendation/approval of the division leader is required.

Contact Us

Matt Timmerman
Director of Curriculum
Email: mtimmerman@d155.org

Michael Manning
Cary-Grove High School
Division Lead
Email: mmanning@d155.org

Bob Hewett
Crystal Lake Central High School
Division Lead
Email: rhewett@d155.org

Michelle Kidd
Crystal Lake South High School
Division Lead
Email: mkidd@d155.org

Bryan Peckhart
Prairie Ridge High School
Division Lead
Email: bpeckhart@d155.org