SHHS P.E. Department Independent Study Programs for Credit Flexibility

Interscholastic Athletics: 

(New this year - Interscholastic Independent Study will use Google Classroom)

  • Students participating on an in-season Shaker interscholastic athletic team have the opportunity to receive one semester of Physical Education credit by enrolling in this Independent Study class. -

  • The student must complete a guided learning experience that requires pre-season essays, daily record keeping of participation and competition, a coach evaluation, and  postseason reflections that are related to the Physical Education curriculum and the Ohio Department of Education State Standards for Physical Education. 

  • Seniors are not permitted to participate in this program beyond the winter athletic season. 

  • This year, each sport will have a Google Classroom.  All assessments will be posted to the Google Classroom.  During the preseason, the class code for each sport will be sent out through the team's head coach and Final - Forms.  

  • Assignment Procedures:

  • As your season begins, complete the student data information form and the preseason essays. Once the preseason essay is accepted, PE Independent Study is placed on your schedule as an 11th period class. 

  • At the end of your season, complete postseason essays, log sheets and coach evaluation form.  All forms must be completed and submitted to the Google Classroom.   

  • Credit is awarded as pass (P) for a semester grade (1/4 credit), or the student is removed from the program if assignments are not completed.  


Application Available

Data Form and
Essays Due

Post-Season Assignments Due

FallAugust 13rd Fri. in Aug.1st Fri. in Nov.
WinterNovember 13rd Fri. in Nov.1st Fri. in March
SpringMarch 13rd Fri. in March3rd Fri. in May

Outside of School Independent Study:
(New for Sem II 2021 - Outside Independent Study will use Google Classroom - the Google Classroom code will be announced and sent out in the high school newsletter the week of January 24) 
  • Program Guidelines:

  • Students must read the entire application and complete it in full

  • Students must complete and submit the following by the assigned due dates:

    • Pre-activity essays

    • Sponsor’s data form

    • Sponsor’s end of activity evaluation form

    • End of activity essays

    • Daily log sheets on participation

  • All students should save a copy of the sponsor forms, essays, and log sheets

  • The program is listed on the student’s schedule as a period 11, Independent Study class, under the Chair of the Physical Education Department

  • Independent Study cannot be used to satisfy eligibility requirements for interscholastic/co-curricular activities

  • Credit is awarded as pass (P) if a student does not successfully complete their entire project with a satisfactory evaluation from their sponsor will not receive credit (1/4 credit)

  • Students must document a minimum of 60 hours of program participation to be considered for 1/4 credit 

  • A minimum of 20 hours of direct interaction with your sponsor is required.  The other 40 hours must be activity participation that leads towards your projects’ goals, that you and your sponsor agree with, and that the sponsor will sign off on

  • Activities for Outside Independent Study can vary but all activities require a physical fitness component: Examples include but are not limited to - Yoga, Figure Skating, Dance, Karate, Boxing, working with a personal trainer - If you are unclear about your activity please contact Mr. Enie

  • The Outside Independent Study program is a option for student to gain PE credit for activities not offered at the High School.  Students can not use a sport or activity offered as a varsity sports at Shaker Heights High School. 

  • Students cannot participate in the Independent Study program during the second semester of their senior year

  • Students cannot apply for the Independent Study program until the beginning of the school year during their freshman year

  •  All documents must be submitted as PDF, MS Word or google doc file.  (No Pages)


Application Available

Data Form and
Essays Due

Final Project Due

Sem 1Start of Sem. 1 3rd Fri. in Sept.End of Sem. 1
Sem 2Start of Sem. 21st Fri. in Feb.End of Sem. 2
SummerMay 12nd Fri. in MayMid-Sept.

For Both Independent Study Programs:
  • All data forms and essays must be completed and accepted before you are entered into the program
  • All due dates must be followed and met to be considered for enrollment and credit in the program

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