If a student has a full academic course load, physical education credit may be applied for through the independent study program. The activity that is applied for must be one that is not offered in our physical education curriculum, not an outside-of-school sports team that is also offered through our interscholastic school athletic program, and not an activity for which the student is receiving financial compensation. The activity must have a professional sponsor guiding the project and helping in the final evaluation of the project.
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 an 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) (1/4 credit). If a student does not successfully complete their entire project with a satisfactory evaluation from their sponsor, they will not receive 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 - 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 an option for students to gain PE credit for activities not offered at the High School. Students can not use a sport or activity offered as a varsity sport at Shaker Heights High School. For example summer baseball, AAU basketball, Freestyle wrestling, etc.
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).
|Semester ||Application Available ||Data Form and Pre-Season Essay Due||Final Project Due |
|Semester One ||Start of Semester 1||3rd Friday in September||End of Semester 1|
|Semester Two||Start of Semester 2||1st Friday in February||End of Semester 2|
|Summer ||Beginning of May||2nd Friday in May||Mid-September|