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LCISD Off Campus P.E. Program
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) authorizes school districts to award physical education credit for students participating in appropriate, privately or commercially sponsored physical activity programs, if certain guidelines are met. School districts may choose to participate in this program at their own discretion.
The purpose of the program is to accommodate students who wish to participate in special and/or accelerated physical education activities that go above and beyond those normally scheduled in the school district.
For a private or commercially sponsored physical activity program to be approved, the program must meet certain guidelines set by the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. On this website you will find downloadable copies of the General Guidelines for Off-Campus Physical Education, as well as, the necessary forms for participation. These guidelines are for your information.In order for credit to be granted, students must be participating in a program that is in total compliance with these guidelines and they must meet all of the OCPE program requirements. Lamar Consolidated Independent School District has no control over the daily activities of the program, quality of the program or qualifications of the instructor of the program. Lamar Consolidated Independent School District requires parents of participants to sign a Release of Liability form along with other documentation, in order to participate in the program.
Please read the guidelines carefully. For your child to be considered for a waiver to earn credit for physical education through this program, an application must be completed and returned to the counselor. Applications are due in the counselor's office by the end of the first week of the semester for which a waiver is being requested. The program is available to only those students who are attending high school, grades 9-12, for the fall/spring semesters, as allowed by District and the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
- Semester Dates:
- Fall Semester August 25, 2008 - December 19, 2008
- Spring Semestec January 6, 2009 - June 4, 2009
- Students are required to attend at least 90% of the time for the entire semester.
- Students will receive instruction and must complete 100% of the written assignments for their student journals.
- Students will be graded on TEKS-based skill improvement, physical activity, and health concepts.
- The off-campus agency may consider in assigning students' grades, certain other expectations, which may include good attitude, preparation to participate, etc.
Please feel free to contact the LCISD Athletics Department at (832) 223-0149, if you need additional information. Thank you for your interest in this program.