“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” – John F. Kennedy
Physical Education is an integral part of the Reavis High School curriculum. All Physical Education classes here at Reavis aim to show students how to incorporate daily physical activity into their everyday lives. In addition to exercise, Physical Education classes also strive to educate students on how to make responsible decisions on nutrition and their overall health and well-being. In order for Wellness to be achieved, responsible decision-making must take place. The Physical Education electives include: Total Body Conditioning, Fitness and Nutrition, Sports, Strength and Conditioning, Advanced Strength and Conditioning, Advanced Health and Introduction to Sports Medicine. We provide a wide selection of classes so that every student finds a class that best suits them, their interests, and their abilities. In addition, every Wednesday, all students participate in a Fitness Day run, regardless of the elective track they have chosen. Reavis High School also offers a limited Adaptive Physical Education program one period per day for those students who are unable to participate in our general program due to medical reasons.
Freshman Health is a required course for graduation and mandated by the state of Illinois. The objectives of this course are intended to stimulate good decision making and teach behavioral habits that will lead students to a healthy lifestyle. A variety of health related topics will be taught, such as: drug and alcohol abuse, sexual education, STI’s, violence & prevention and conflict resolution, will be covered in the Freshman Health Curriculum.