Physical Education / Driver's Education / Finance

To satisfy graduation requirements, each student must earn one credit in Wellness and half credit in a Personal Fitness course. Since Science Hill High School operates on a semester block schedule, to obtain the half credit in Personal Fitness, this class is typically paired up with Personal Finance. Two credits in JROTC may be substituted for the Wellness credit & half credit of PE. One additional credit in JROTC may be substituted for the Personal Finance and US Government creditsBeginning with SY 2019-2020, the 0.5 credit Personal Fitness requirement may be met by substituting a documented and equivalent time of physical activity in SHHS Marching Band, any TSSAA activity or sport, Unity, or Swim & Dive Team. 


LIFETIME WELLNESS

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 9
  • This is a required course for all students (Two semesters of JROTC satisfies this request.) Available to take online

This course is required for graduation and is recommended for all students to take in grade 9.  Lifetime Wellness is a course that develops positive concepts towards an active, healthy lifestyle.  Students will explore growth, aging, emotional health, nutrition, disease prevention, substance abuse, and fitness through classroom work as well as gym participation.



LIFETIME AND SPORTS EDUCATION

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Required: Successful completion of Wellness

The class is a daily physical activity class where the student will learn and play a variety of sports.  The class will participate in the “sports education model” where students will be involved in the playing, coaching, and refereeing the different sports offered.  Activities will usually be a minimum of a 2-week unit. Examples of sports played are volleyball, football, basketball, soccer.


OFFICIATING TEAM SPORTS

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Lifetime Sports or its equivalent, and be age 16 or older, or turn age 16 during academic year.

Course is designed to provide students the knowledge and skills necessary for students who wish to become a registered official with the Tennessee secondary schools athletic association (TSSAA).  The course will cover officiating volleyball, football, wrestling, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, and track and field. Upon completion of the course students will be afforded the option of taking certification exams for any sports components.  


MEN’S WEIGHT LIFTING

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Required: Successful completion of Wellness

This class will be involved in the following activities: power cleans, dead lifts, squats, bench press, explosion lifts, form running, agility training, and speed training.  This is a sports specific class.  Students whom participate in fall sports are recommended to take this class in the spring. Students whom participate in spring sports are recommended to take this class in the fall.


WOMEN’S WEIGHT LIFTING

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Required: Successful completion of Wellness

Women’s Weightlifting is a daily physical activity class where each student will learn and perform a variety of weightlifting movements.  Proper form and technique will be the most important part of participating in this class.  Out of the five components of fitness (muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body composition), this class will focus mainly on muscular strength and endurance.  Activities include but are not limited to basic weight training (squat, bench press, overhead press, deadlift), calisthenics (push-ups, sit-ups), stretching (flexibility), and circuit training.  The class will learn how to properly warm-up before exercise, proper form on basic weightlifting movements and calisthenics, and how to cool down/stretch after exercise.


DRIVER'S EDUCATION AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • One Semester
  • 1/2 credit each class
  • Grade 10
  • Required: Successful completion of Wellness; Must have learner’s permit. Students who do not have learner’s permit by 1st week of class will be dropped from class and placed by counselor in any available class

Our Driver Education program is designed to help novice drivers develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become safe, low-risk, responsible drivers – and to DRIVE RIGHT! Classroom preparation, which occurs during the first nine weeks of the term, prepares the student to handle the diverse aspects of the driving task. The second nine weeks will be spent in practical application of the driving task. Students will rotate the driving task with a Physical Education class. Schedules will be determined and given to each student at the beginning of the driving experience.    


PERSONAL FITNESS

  • Half Semester
  • 1/2 credit
  • Grade 11-12
  • Required: Successful completion of Wellness. Class is typically paired with Physical Finance.  Available to take online. Beginning with SY 2019-2020, the 0.5 Personal Fitness requirement may be met by substituting a documented and equivalent time of physical activity in SHHS Marching Band, any TSSAA activity of sport, Unity, or Swim & Drive Team. If student uses PE waiver, student must take Finance online.

Personal Fitness is a daily physical activity class where the student will learn and participate in a variety of activities addressing the five components of fitness (muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body composition).  Activities include but are not limited to basic weight training (muscular strength/endurance), calisthenics (push-ups, sit-ups), running (cardiovascular endurance), stretching (flexibility), and circuit training (muscular strength/endurance and cardiovascular endurance).  The class will learn how to properly warm-up before exercise, proper form on basic weight lifting movements and calisthenics, and how to cool down/stretch after exercise.  Personal Fitness is a 9-week course that is usually paired with Personal Finance


PERSONAL FINANCE

  • Half Semester
  • 1/2 credit
  • Grade 11-12
  • Required: Successful completion of Wellness; Available to take online

Personal Finance is a course designed to inform students how individual choices directly influence occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as savings and investment. Students will design personal and household budgets; simulate the use of checking and savings accounts; demonstrate knowledge of finance, debt, and credit management; and evaluate and understand insurance and taxes. This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions.