OFF-CAMPUS PHYSICAL EDUCATION (OCPE)
Purpose of the Off-Campus Physical Education (OCPE) Program
The purpose of the OCPE Program is to accommodate students who participate in Olympic-level sports or equivalent high-caliber activities that are not offered within the Physical Education and/or Athletic Departments. The OCPE Program allows students in high school to receive substitution credits for Physical Education by utilizing off-campus, commercially-sponsored physical activities as defined by Texas Administrative Code.
- (I) 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.
- (II) 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 five hours per week must be required. Students certified to participate at this level may not be dismissed form any part of the regular school day.
Middle School Students
Boerne ISD extends only OCPE Category I to students in grades 6-8 who meet the requirements and guidelines. OCPE Category II is not available at the middle school level. Approved OCPE Category I students may be released from school for one class period through either late arrival to or early departure from school. OCPE Category I students must complete and submit grade-level Health lessons from the SPARK curriculum and any additional Physical Education TEKS that are not addressed through the student’s OCPE Category I activity. The grade level SPARK Unit Health Lessons are as follows:
- Grade 6: Units 1 & 6: Goal Setting, Healthy Choices, Communication Skills, Stress; Unit 5: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs; Unit 8: Basic First Aid; Unit 9: Dietary and Exercise Plans
- Grade 7: Unit 4: Decision Making & Problem Solving; Unit 8: Injury Prevention & Violence; Unit 9: Nutrition
- Grade 8: Units 2 & 9: Eating Disorders, Healthy vs. Harmful Supplements; Unit 6: Stress Management; Unit 7: Conflict Resolution, Dating Violence; Unit 10: Climate, Community, and Advocacy