Off Campus PE (OCPE)
The purpose of the OCPE Program is to accommodate students who are making a serious effort to develop higher-level skills in a specific activity that exceed what the District can offer through the general physical education program and athletic programs.
Physical Education Substitutions:
In accordance with local District policy, credit for any physical education course may be earned through participation in:
Appropriate private or commercially sponsored physical activity programs conducted on or off campus. The District must apply to the Commissioner for approval of such programs, which may be substituted for state graduation credit in physical education. Such approval may be granted under the following conditions:
Category I - Olympic-level participation and/or competition includes a minimum of 15 hours per week of highly intensive, professional, supervised training. The training facility, instructors, and the activities involved in the program must be certified by the Superintendent to be of exceptional quality. Students qualifying and participating at this level may be dismissed from school one hour per day. Students dismissed may not miss any class other than physical education.
Category II - Private or commercially sponsored physical activities include those certified by the Superintendent to be of high quality and well supervised by appropriately trained instructors. Student participation of at least 5 hours per week is required. Students certified to participate at this level may not be dismissed from any part of the school day.
Applications for OCPE Category I or Category II must be received and approved by the OCPE coordinator 5 school days prior to the beginning of the semester. Credit will not be given if the paperwork was not submitted 5 school days prior to the beginning of the semester. The next application deadline (for fall of 2014) is Friday, August 15, 2014.
OCPE Forms, Guidelines and Applications:
For Program Facilitators:
Approved OCPE Programs:
Only programs on this list may be approved for OCPE credit
The district will reapply for OCPE programs December of 2013.
2013-2014 Approved OCPE List (9/13)
For questions regarding OCPE, please contact your home campus coordinator or Patrick Antinone @ 817-251-5637 or firstname.lastname@example.org