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Physical Education & Health Education

Department Information


Physical Education & Health Education Department Chair:  Todd Gregory

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Department Philosophy

The Lake Zurich Physical Education Department is committed to helping students improve their level of health and fitness by developing life-long skills through a variety of challenging physical activities.

General Policies

1. All Lake Zurich High School students must be enrolled in and receive a passing grade for eight semesters of Physical Education. One of the eight semesters is Health Education. If a student chooses, he/she may take Physical Education as an elective in addition to their regularly scheduled PE Class.
2. Students enrolled in Physical Education have their choice of three classes: Team Sports, Individual Sports, or Weight Training. Students will register for two PE courses with their counselor during the spring registration period for the following year. Freshmen are randomly placed into Freshmen PE sections.
3. Juniors and seniors can be exempt from Physical Education on a very selected basis. The criteria for exemptions are very specific and are not granted without discussion and review by the A.P. for Student Services, Guidance Chair and the PE Department Chair. This process is completed during course selection for the following school year. The categories for waiving this requirement are as follows:
A) Students may be exempt if they have junior or senior status during the semester(s) they are actively participating in an IHSA sport.
Athletes taking a PE exemption will occur in the following manner:
Fall athletes- 1st semester
Winter athletes- 2nd semester
Spring athletes-2nd semester
Exempt students will be placed in a study hall for the semester he/she is exempted for.
B) To enroll in academic classes which are required for admission to an institution of higher learning, providing that failure to take such classes will result in the pupil being denied admission to the institution of his or her choice (juniors and seniors only).
C) To enroll in academic classes which are required for graduation from high school, provided that failure to take such classes will result in the pupil being unable to graduate (juniors and seniors only).
D) A request is made to be exempt in a marching band program for credit during the marching band season freshmen through seniors). Exempted students will be placed in study hall.


LZHS Coursebook & Procedure Manual
Freshman Placement Guidelines

LZHS PE & Health Ed News

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