Physical Education students learn how to identify key elements for success when observing another individual’s performance and apply similar concepts from one sport or activity to another.  Students are expected to participate in physical activity both in and out of school while maintaining a healthy level of fitness as their bodies grow and change.  Instruction is directed toward encouraging the incorporation of physical activity into a daily routine and includes Aerobic activities, Badminton, Circuit Training, Fitness Skills, Ultimate Frisbee, and Weight Lifting.



    Physical Education students continue to understand the need to remain physically active throughout life by participating in enjoyable activities in and out of school.  Students demonstrate higher-level movement skills, strategies, and tactics within game play.  Instruction includes Aerobic activities, Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Fitness Skills, Golf, Team Handball, Volleyball, and Weight Training.  


    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.

    1. (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.
    2. (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

    Application Procedure

    1. Students obtain the OCPE Program Application in the counselor’s office or on the BISD website www.boerne-isd.net.
    2. The OCPE Program Application must be received in the counselor’s office by the last Friday in August for the fall semester or the first Friday in December for the spring semester. Deadlines will be strictly enforced.
    3. Students may be scheduled for PE classes based on their physical education requirements until OCPE Program approval is granted.
    4. OCPE Category I students will remain on campus as scheduled by the campus for state-required fitness testing, standardized testing, and any other assessment deemed necessary by the campus.
    5. Credit will be awarded based on an overall average of 70 for both semesters. High school: The student’s semester grades will be included in the calculation of his or her class rank.
    6. Once approved, parents and students should confirm that OCPE appears on students’ schedules at the beginning of each semester and that students have received a grade on their report cards. Schools may place an “F” on student’s report card if the Provider does not submit student’s grades and/or attendance by the appropriate deadlines.
    7. A new OCPE Program Application must be submitted each school year.

    Application packet contains more information regarding student, parent, and provider responsibilities.