Frenship Independent School District
Off-Campus Physical Education Activity Programs
Administrative Procedure and Student Information
Reference: Board Policy EHAC (LEGAL), EIF (LEGAL), EIF (LOCAL), 19 TAC 74.1, 19 TAC 76.1001, Texas Education Code 28.02(i)-(i-1), 19 TAC 103.1003, Frenship ISD Student Handbook
Program Purpose and Description
Frenship Independent School District’s Off-Campus Physical Education (OCPE) program offers students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn physical education credits by participating in appropriate privately or commercially sponsored programs that meet district and state requirements. The OCPE programs offers schedule flexibility to students who are making serious attempt to develop higher-level abilities and skills in specific activities that surpass what the district can offer though general physical education curriculum.
The OCPE program is a collaborative arrangement between Frenship ISD and a district approved off-campus sponsored activity and agency provider. Activities are defined as those in which a student works with either a single instructor/coach or with a team instructor/coach. All requirements must be met before the activity and agency provider may be considered for district approval.
Approved OCPE programs will be classified into two categories
- Category I: Olympic-level participation and/or competition include a minimum of 15 hours per week of highly intensive, professional, supervised training. The training facility, instructors, and the activities in the program must be certified by the Superintendent to be of exceptional quality. Students in grades 7-12 qualifying and participating at this level may be dismissed one class period. Middle school students will only be released during the final class period of the day. Students dismissed may not miss any class other than physical education.
- Category II: Private or commercially sponsored physical education includes those certified by the Superintendents designee 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 this level may not be dismissed from any part of the regular school day.
Middle School students who participate in Category I will only be allowed to leave campus for the last instructional period of the day. Students must depart school in a manner that does not affect the remainder of his/her classes. A pattern of early dismissals may result in the waiver being revoked.Middle school students will only be released during the final class period of the day. Students dismissed may not miss any class other than physical education.
Middle School students who participate in the Category II level will not be permitted to leave campus during the school day to participate in an off-campus physical activity program.
The student may NOT transfer from a physical education or athletic class into an Off-Campus Physical Education program after the deadline for application. However, the student may withdraw from the Off-Campus Physical Education Program and transfer back to an on-campus physical education.