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Athletic Department

Off Campus P.E. Program

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) authorizes school districts to award physical education credit for students participating in LCISD approved appropriate, privately or commercially sponsored physical activity programs if certain guidelines are met. 

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.This will exclude the student from participating in any UIL extracurricular athletic activity. There are two Off Campus P.E. (OCPE) programs available at Lamar CISD:

 

Category I (15 hrs.) is available for Grades 6 – 12. 

 

  • Participation must include a minimum of 15 hours per week of highly intensive, professional, supervised training. (Olympic Quality)
  • 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 and may not miss any class other than physical education.
  • The private or commercially-sponsored physical activity programs must meet the criteria set by the district as defined in the guidelines established by the TEA. The guidelines are included with the application forms on this web page.
  • Application documents, including a Release of Liability form, must be completed and signed by parents/guardians of the participant, the student, the instructor, the school principal and counselor, and the Lamar CISD Athletic Director. 

     

    Category II (5 hrs.) is available for Grades 9 - 12 only and is an after-school program.  The T.W. Davis YMCA in Richmond, TX or the Fort Bend Family YMCA in Missouri City, TX are the only locations available for participation in Category II.

     

  • 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.
  • The private or commercially-sponsored physical activity programs must meet the criteria set by the district as defined in the guidelines established by the TEA. The guidelines are included with the application forms on this web page.
  • Students will be graded on TEKS-based skill improvement, physical activity, and health concepts.

 

A Physical Education credit of 0.5 per semester is granted to students participating in an OCPE program that is in total compliance with all guidelines and requirements.  OCPE daily activities, program quality and qualifications of instructors are not controlled by Lamar CISD.  The submission deadline is the end of the first week of the semester for which a waiver is being requested.

 

Please feel free to contact the LCISD Athletics Department at (832) 223-0147, if you need additional information. Thank you for your interest in this program.

 

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