Off Campus Physical Education (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 exceeds what the school district can offer through the general physical education program. The OCPE Program allows students in 6th through 12th grades to earn credits that meet the district and state physical education requirements. Only agencies who have been trained and approved by GISD can provide OCPE credit.
All students, grades 6-12, are eligible to participate in OCPE according to these guidelines:
Category One: These programs involve a minimum of fifteen (15) hours per week of highly intense, professional supervised training. Students qualifying at this level may miss one period per day. The student would be required to follow this schedule for at least a full semester. Students participating at this level may receive a maximum of one-half credit per semester.
Category Two: These programs are to be of high quality, well supervised by appropriately trained instructors, and consisting of a minimum of five (5) hours per week. Students certified to participate at this level MAY NOT be dismissed from any part of the regular school day.
Fall semester/Full-year applications will be accepted Aug 1, 2022 through the end of the school day on August 27th, 2022. Applications can be dated no earlier than July 1, 2022.
Spring semester applications will be accepted December 1, 2022 through the end of the school day on the first week of school in the spring semester, January 6th 2023. Applications can be dated no earlier than November 1, 2023.
Applications must be submitted to the campus counselor. The earlier applications are received within each window, the more planning can occur to cause the least disruption in the student's course selection and class schedule. Once received, applications will be reviewed by the campus counselor who will confirm that the agency is on the GISD approved vendor list and then submitted to a campus administrator for approval.
Students who enroll in Off Campus PE must submit a grade and attendance report to their campus registrar before the end of the grading cycle. The document can be found here.
NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
GISD Approved Agencies can be found HERE.
If your student's agency is not on the approved list, please have the agency email Grayce Thornton at firstname.lastname@example.org .