Off Campus Physical Education
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 school district can offer through the general physical education program. The OCPE Program allows students in 7th through 12th grades to earn credits that meet the district and state physical education requirements.
The OCPE Program is a partnership between Allen Independent School District and approved off-campus agencies that provide activities such as, but not limited to: Dance, Equestrian, Gymnastics, Hockey, Ice Skating, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, and Swimming. We do not offer OCPE credit for those activities offered as part of the school curriculum. Students will receive a grade for their OCPE participation, which will be provided to the OCPE Coordinator by the instructor. The Athletic Department will be responsible for supervising the OCPE Program.
Students may participate in one of two categories. High school students may earn up to two credits toward their high school graduation physical education requirement. At the Middle School level, OCPE credit will substitute for the required physical education classes. Students may not be enrolled in OCPE and any other general Physical Education class or Physical Education substitution at the same time. Notice: once the student has earned the maximum P.E. credits(2) toward graduation, they will no longer receive credit for OCPE. The only advantage for continuing to enroll in OCPE would be in the case of Category 1 student who needs the early release or late arrival. There is no advantage for a Category 2 student to continue to enroll in OCPE.
1. Students may obtain the OCPE Program Application in the counselor’s office, Athletic office, or on the AISD website.
2. Student and Parents should complete the general information section and sign the Application.
3. Students should take the Application to the Agency to have their Instructor complete the “Agency Questionnaire”, as well as the “Training Schedule” and sign the Application. The Agency must be on the “Approved Agency List”.
4. Parents should keep a copy of the Application.
5. The completed Application, along with the $75 fee per semester, should be submitted to the Athletic Office by the deadline, on or before the FIRST DAY OF THE SEMESTER.
6. Applications are reviewed by the OCPE Coordinator. Category I or II qualification will be determined. Confirmation emails will be sent to the student’s counselor. Counselor will then notify the student and make appropriate schedule changes. “Off-Campus P.E.” will be displayed on the student’s schedule and report cards. Off-Campus will not appear on students’ schedules until approved by the OCPE coordinator.
7. Parents and students should confirm that “Off-Campus P.E.” appears on the students’ schedules at the beginning of each semester and that the students have received a grade on their report card at the end of each 6 weeks grading period.
8. Schools may place an “F” on a student’s report card if the Agency fails to submit the student’s grade/attendance by the appropriate deadlines. If this should happen, please contact the OCPE Coordinator.
9. A new OCPE Application must be submitted at the beginning of each school year.
1. All documentation from parents, agency/instructors, along with the $75 fee must be completed and submitted to the OCPE Coordinator by the required deadlines, which are on or before the FIRST DAY OF THE FALL OR SPRING SEMESTER. It is suggested that the student and parents start this process at least 2-3 weeks before the start of the semester to meet all of the documentation and scheduling requirements.
2. Students may only participate with one agency/instructor at a time. Summer activities will not be counted.
3. Category I - The student must participate in his/her activity, under professional supervision, a minimum of fifteen (15) hours each week at one agency. At least 10 of these 15 hours must be completed Monday through Friday. These 15 hours must be spread over at least 4 days and include at least 90 minutes of instruction by one approved instructor. A maximum of 2 of the 10 hours each week may be accounted for in competitive meets/tournaments.
Category II - The student must participate in his/her activity, and be supervised by one appropriately trained instructor, a minimum of (10) hours each week at one agency.
Participation in either category will be for the entire semester (18 weeks) or the student will have to transfer into a general P.E. class to receive 0.5 credits for Physical Education for the semester.
4. As in all classes, students must meet the 90% attendance rule.
5. Students must continue to go to their Agency and do alternative activities even if he/she is injured.
1. The Agency owner/manager must meet with the OCPE Coordinator, complete the OCPE Agency Agreement and verify they understand their responsibilities and requirements in order to be placed on the “Approved Agency List”.
2. The Agency must designate the OCPE Agency contact person who will be solely responsible for training all instructors to insure that all OCPE Program requirements are being met.
3. The Agency must provide a clean and safe environment in which students are “well supervised”, meaning that the instructor must be present at all times during the scheduled activity to provide guidance and instruction, and to ensure safety.
4. The Agency premises at which AISD students receive service must be located within 25 miles of AISD school boundaries.
5. Agencies must provide an alternative place and plan for students participating in the OCPE Program when there is inclement weather.
6. The Agency Instructors will be required to keep documented attendance records and provide a grade for the student at the end of each 6 week grading period by a designated deadline. Failure to do so, will result in the student receiving an “F” for the grading period.
6. The Agency will be dismissed from the OCPE program if there is evidence that OCPE Program criteria and/or requirements are not being met.
Approved Agencies List 2013-14 (other agencies not appearing on the list, can be added once approved)
Last Modified on September 20, 2013