HealthExplores the mental, physical, and social aspects of life and how each contributes to total health and well-being. The course emphasizes safety, nutrition, mental health, substance abuse prevention, disease prevention, environmental health, family life education, health careers, consumer health, and community health. Includes sex/AIDS education lessons based upon the Choosing the Best abstinence based sex education program.Personal FitnessProvides instruction in methods to attain a healthy level of physical fitness. Covers how to develop a lifetime fitness program based on a personal fitness assessment and stresses strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition and cardiovascular endurance. Includes fitness principles, nutrition, fad diets, weight control, stress management, adherence strategies and consumer information, promotes self awareness and responsibility for fitness.General Physical Education I, II, III, IVGeneral Physical Education I focuses on any combination or variety of team sports, lifetime sports, track and field events, aquatics/water sports, outdoor education experiences, rhythmic/dance, recreational games, gymnastics, and self defense. Provides basic methods to attain a healthy and active lifestyle. General Physical Education II, III, and IV enhance level one,level two and level three skills in the activities from previous General Physical Education courses and further promotes methods to attain a healthy and active lifestyle.Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Team Sports (semester classes only)Introduces skills, strategies and rules associated with team sports such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, team handball and flag football. Intermediate Team Sports enhances skills and strategies in team sports such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, team handball and flag football. Advanced Team Sports provides opportunities to officiate and to enhance skills in team sports strategies.Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Lifetime Sports (semester classes only)The students will learn the terminology, rules and skills of various lifetime sports such as tennis, golf, badminton, and softball. Sportsmanship and safety are also key course components. Intermediate Lifetime Sports enhances skills in lifetime sports such as bowling, golf, tennis, racquetball, baseball, badminton, skating and skiing. Advanced Lifetime Sports allows students the opportunity to refine skills and explore technical aspects of lifetime sports.
Beginning and Advanced Physical ConditioningBeginning Physical Conditioning provides opportunities to participate in a variety of activities to enhance flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance and body composition. Includes fitness concepts for the development of healthy lifetime habits. Advanced Physical Conditioning enhances cardiovascular endurance, self management, adherence strategies, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance and body composition.Weight Training and Advanced Weight Training (semester classes only)The student will participate in activities designed to improve his or her physical fitness. These will include activities in the areas of cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance. Fitness testing will be included. The student will be shown lifts, safe spotting techniques and how to follow designed programs. Advanced coursework includes body sculpting and exercise/weight control. See the course prerequisites for the sequence of these courses.Body Sculpting and Advanced Body Sculpting (semester classes only)Provides methods to redefine body shape through specific exercises. Covers weight training, conditioning exercises and proper nutrition to improve muscle tone, muscle definition, posture, bodily proportions, overall condition of the body and increase energy levels. This course is based on the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for fitness and conditioning programs. Advanced Body Sculpting provides additional opportunities to redefine body shape through specific exercises. Covers weight training, conditioning exercises and proper nutrition to improve muscle tone, muscle definition, posture, bodily proportions, overall condition of the body and increase energy levels. Promotes healthy means to body sculpting goals.Drivers Education — 1 semester course / ½ credit
LEADER partnerships with Forsyth County Schools for their drivers’ education program by providing new state of the art driving simulators. LEADER also offers classes for young pre-drivers called “Driver Awareness Class”. This class was developed for fourteen to sixteen year olds to expose them to driving without being on the road. Basic rules, common accident mistakes and how to get your license are part of the program. They will interact with the simulators for most of the session to experience realistic driving situations. You can find out more about the course and sign up at www.leaderga.org or by calling us at 770.205.2822.Drivers Education as defined by the Georgia Department of Driver Services is a combination of a minimum 30 hour state approved driver education course and a behind the wheel requirement of six hours professional driver training or forty hours of parent led driver training. During the school day, Forsyth County Schools offers the 30 hour state approved driver education course utilizing state certified driver education instructors, various learning resources and driving simulators.
For an additional fee, students may take the six hour behind the wheel course outside the school day from several private driving schools in the community. Students may also complete the forty hour parent led behind the wheel driver training course to meet the driving requirements for obtaining a drivers license.