PE, Health, Drivers Ed

Physical Education, Health and Driver Education

Physical Education is taken in combination with Health Education to fulfill one credit of the PE/Health graduation requirement during the Sophomore year.

Athletic Waiver Policy: All students are required to pass a physical education course each semester they are enrolled in school.
A PE waiver can be granted to the following students:
1. 9-12th grade who is enrolled in the JROTC program.
2. 9-12th grade who is participating in Marching Band (PE is only waived 1st semester).
3. 11-12th grade athlete who is on a varsity team (PE is only waived during the semester the student participates in varsity sport).

Retake Policy: Students who fail Physical Education due to the lack of participation, attendance, or an invalid excuse, are subject to a fee equivalent to the cost of a summer school course when retaking the course during the regular school year. Students have the option to retake the course during summer school based on enrollment and availability.

Driver Education
Driver Education and Safety

Open to: 10, 11, 12
Credit 0.5 Elective Credit – This course DOES NOT count toward the Physical Education requirement.
Safe driving practices require responsible behavior. Pupils must qualify for entry into the driver education sequence of classroom instruction and practice driving based on age and demonstration of responsible behavior. Driver Education and Safety is an elective course offered to students as a semester class. The program consists of two phases: (1) classroom theory and (2) behind-the-wheel training in a dual-control car. All phases cover pedestrian and driver safety along with cyclist and motorcyclist safety.

The class fee is $250 payable to Waukegan High School 
The permit fee is $20 payable to the Illinois Secretary of State

Rules and Regulations
The classroom instruction and the practice driving part of the driver education course shall be open to each Waukegan High School pupil who is a resident of District 60 and to a resident or non-resident pupil attending a non-public school in the Waukegan school district.
Enrollment Eligibility:
Sophomores Status (Grade 10):
They are at least 15 years of age;
They have passed at least eight (8) courses during the previous two (2) semesters;
They have had no more than 4.5 days of unexcused absences in grade 9;
They have met the freshman-year Physical education credit requirement (or pass a class for which a waiver was sought).
Juniors Status (Grade 11):
They are at least 15 years of age;
They have passed at least eight (8) courses during the previous two (2) semesters;
They have had no more than 4.5 days of unexcused absences the previous school year;
They were not suspended from school or from riding the school bus more than six (6) days during the previous grade level, and
They have met the Sophomore year Physical education credit requirement (or passed class for which waiver was sought).
 3. All students who have not qualified for the driver education course in their first three years of high 
  school may be enrolled in the program during their fourth year of high school. These students may also 
  take the course in summer school.

Health Education
Health Education 

Open to: 10 
Prerequisite: None
Credit 0.5 per semester – Physical Education Credit
Health Education explores health-related issues currently facing youth today such as stress and mental health, nutrition and wellness, communicable and non-communicable diseases, substance abuse, body systems, human reproduction, birth, growth, development and aging. Students utilizing a PE waiver option are encouraged to explore meeting the health graduation requirement through summer school.

Physical Education
Physical Education 1/2/3/4
Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Credit 1.0 - Physical Education Credit
This course is designed for students that want to achieve physical fitness through engaging in a team and individual sports as well as engaging in fitness activities. Students will also be a part of team-building activities to prepare them for lifetime sports. All students in this course will have a choice of the activities they would want to be involved with. Choices might include team sports, individual sports, and fitness, or strength and conditioning.

Adaptive Physical Education
Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Doctor written recommendation or IEP 
Credit 1.0 – Physical Education Credit
Adaptive physical education courses are for students who cannot participate fully in a regular physical education course either temporarily or on a more permanent basis due to physical limitations. The student’s physical education program is, then, adapted to meet his or her individual needs.
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