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. Students will be expected to be physically educated, along with being physically active. They will be expected to show accountability of skill development, learned physical activity and health concepts and social development through participation in their selected physical activity and written and tested assignments that are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education.
Students may participate in two different categories, depending on their grade (see below for complete description). Students in 7th or 8th grade may participate during one semester per grade level in Category II only. Middle School students are not permitted to leave campus during the school day to participate in OCPE. High school students may participate in either category.
High school students may earn 0.5 credits per semester for a total of 1.5 credits towards their high school graduation physical education requirement. Students may not be enrolled in OCPE and any other general Physical Education class or Physical Education substitution at the same time.
Category I - High School (Olympic/National 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 - Middle and High School: Participation includes a minimum of 5 hours per week at a private or commercially-sponsored agency that provides physical activities which include those certified by the superintendent to be of high quality and well supervised by appropriately trained instructors. Students certified to participate at this level may not be dismissed from any part of the regular school day.
Contact your school administrator for details and for an application to participate.