The Lake Forest High School Wellness Department is committed to guiding students in their pursuit of a healthy lifestyle through activities and information that promote life-long habits of physical and emotional well-being.
Health education provides a learning environment which fosters personal growth with exploration and understanding of current health topics as they apply to the student’s total well-being. Health classes provide a forum for open discussion on personal topics. The curriculum in Health classes also meets state-mandated content objectives..
The mission of the Lake Forest High School Wellness Department is to be an effective facilitator of both information and activities to help students make successful choices in their pursuit of healthy lifestyles.
The four-year co-educational wellness program is a carefully planned sequence of learning experiences designed to fulfill the physical, social and emotional needs of each student. It encourages and assists each student to: (a) develop the skills of movement and coordination; (b) learn to move skillfully and effectively through exercise, games, sports, dance, aquatics; (c) express culturally approved patterns of personal behavior and interpersonal relationships in and through games, sports and dance; (d) condition the heart, lungs, muscles and other organic systems of the body to meet daily and emergency demands; (e) acquire an appreciation and a respect for good physical condition (fitness) and a sense of well-being; (f) develop an interest and a desire to pursue healthy lifestyles. Students will participate in fitness activities two days a week. Fitness tests will be administered each semester.