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. The mission of the 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.
Health education seeks to provide a learning climate which fosters personal growth with an exploration and understanding of current health related topics as they apply to the student's total well being. A forum which provides for open discussion on personal topics will be provided. State-mandated objectives for the course will also be met.Lake Forest High School has adopted the Comprehensive personal health and safety and comprehensive sexual health education (105 ILCS 5/27-9.1a-b). These standards align with the National Sex Education Standards.Parents of Lake Forest High School students may choose to opt their students out of all or some of the units of study. The opt out form also includes a general scope and sequence of what each unit of study contains. Instructional materials are created to meet the standards within this scope and sequence.Questions about the Comprehensive personal health and safety and comprehensive sexual education curriculum should be directed to the following administrator:Michael Mizwicki, Wellness Instructional Directormmizwicki@lfschools.net (847)
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.DRIVER EDUCATION
The Driver Education program provides instruction to help students acquire appropriate and effective driving skills. It is the goal of the department to identify driving risks and influence individual decision making in order for students to become safe and defensive drivers. We conduct an integrated two-phase program. We also participate in the Cooperative Licensing Program endorsed by the Secretary of State.
Driver Education Course Fee = $350 (invoice will be mailed home once the student is behind the wheel)