Grade Level: Grades 11-12
The Wellness class continues the progression of health related information that has been taught in Health and PE classes. Areas of study include: stress management, body systems, health care systems, health related careers, dynamics of nutrition, body image, sexual harassment, CPR & first aid, fitness, international health, wellness programs, disabilities, infectious/non-infectious disease, mental disorders, self esteem, and community health services. Wellness students have first hand interactions with community health related professionals and the services they offer.
Contract Physical Education
In extenuating circumstances, students in grades 9–12 may participate in programs other than the regular physical education instructional program and still receive credit to meet graduation requirements.
The student must submit a Contract Program proposal that gives a general outline of activities. Student must meet the following requirements:
Students must have no physical education failures to make up from previous years.
Students must have a full academic schedule: 1. The schedule must include band, chorus and foreign language to be considered a full schedule. 2. The schedule includes senior credit deficiency needs. 3. The schedule includes vocational program (such as DMACC or Central Campus).
Students must participate in the activity 2.5 hours per week.
Activities must include but not limited to:
Physical fitness activities that increase cardiovascular endurance.
Muscular strength and flexibility.
Sports and games.
Tumbling and gymnastics.
Rhythms and dance.
Leisure and lifetime activities
Students must keep a log of the activity that includes amount of time spent on the activity each week. Logs can be found on the high school page of the website.
Student and parent/guardian must meet with school administrator or staff designee. During the meeting students will submit their proposal explaining what activities they will participate in to successfully complete the contract. This must be done no later than one week prior to the start of the semester the student is contracting for. In order to be valid the contract must be signed by the student, a parent, the designated teacher, and an administrator all agreeing to its terms.
Student must meet the CPR certification requirement for graduation.
Students will receive a letter grade based on participation and documentation. For every week the participation and documentation requirements are not met, the student’s grade will be lowered one whole grade.