Strength and Conditioning Request
Students at Olathe Northwest and Olathe West must meet the following requirements in order to request permission to substitute the Strength and Conditioning course for PE Concepts:
PE: The student must stay enrolled in the Strength and Conditioning Class the entire year – all four quarters – and will earn 1.0 credit. The student must have a valid reason for opting out of PE Concepts and enrolling in Strength and Conditioning for the year. Example: schedule too full to take both PE Concepts and Strength and Conditioning; coach wants me in the Strength and Conditioning program, etc.

However, this course only fulfills the Physical Education graduation requirement, as there is no Health component. Health must be taken separately.

HEALTH: The student is responsible for completing the Health course online through the Olathe District Schools eAcademy for an additional .25 credits. This course fulfills the remaining Health Education graduation requirement.

The online Health course will be completed online outside of the regular school day.  The course is offered quarters 2 or 3 (no fee) during the school year, or during one of the summer sessions (summer fee) after the freshman year.

If the student fails to complete the Health course they will be required to complete one semester of Health/PE Concepts in the traditional classroom to complete state graduation requirements.

  • The student must have computer access outside of the school and be an independent, self-motivated learner who can work with minimal adult supervision. An ipad or phone will not work.
  • The student (with parent help if needed) must be able to use provided links to download and install Chrome or Firefox as well as Java and Adobe Flash plugins. 
  • Students and parents are required to meet any additional requirements for the eAcademy program.

The course enrollment form requesting Health must be completed online by student AND parent together, and valid email addresses must be provided or your course request will not be processed.  A “counselor code” will be required on the form; use “weights” as the counselor code. When eAcademy receives the enrollment request for Health, eAcademy will notify your high school and they will manually change your PE Concepts enrollment to Strength and Conditioning enrollment in your schedule.

When completing the enrollment form the student will be asked to choose when they prefer to complete the course.  Think carefully before making your decision.  Students are allowed to change this ONE time; students wanting to change again can only choose one of the summer sessions.

  • Completion of the online course request form does NOT guarantee eAcademy enrollment.  Your counselor at your school has the final say in approving your enrollment and modifying your schedule to remove PE concepts and place you in Strength and Conditioning.
  • Final note:  Any student wanting to take both Strength and Conditioning and Concepts in PE during their freshman year must contact their high school counselor to be considered for this option.

AFTER the parent agrees to allow the student to pursue this enrollment option, the student should proceed to the eAcademy online enrollment form.   Remember to enroll in Health. You will need to choose the specific quarter you want to take Health.

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Written By: Randy Warner Date posted: October 24, 2014