OCPE Frequently Asked Questions
What if I have submitted the OCPE application, but my student’s schedule still does not reflect OCPE?
All OCPE applications are processed in the order they are received. If your application has been processed and approved you will get an approval email and your student’s counselor will be notified to change their schedule. Please allow up to two weeks after you submit your application. If you do not receive an approval email two weeks after submitting, please email Plano.OCPE@pisd.edu.
What are the qualified activities open for off campus PE?
- Art Skating
- Ice Hockey
- Ice Skating
- Martial Arts
- Golf (contact OCPE Coordinator for golf info.)
- Rock Climbing
- Table Tennis
- Track Cycling
Why is there a cost for off campus PE?
This program is optional to students in Plano ISD and the fee is to offset the cost associated with administering the program.
How many days a week must a student be enrolled in the qualified activity?
A student must be enrolled in his/her supervised activity for 5 days a week. The student must participate a minimum of four (4) days during the week (Monday through Friday) plus one (1) additional day that may fall on either the weekend or during the week for a total of five (5) days per week.
How many hours must a student be in practice every day?
The number of hours must add up to 10 or 15 hours depending upon the requested category. The number of hours must be spread over 5 days a week.
The student must participate a minimum of four (4) days during the week (Monday through Friday) plus one (1) additional day that may fall on either the weekend or during the week for a total of five (5) days per week.
Can an elementary student be enrolled in off campus PE?
No, the program is only open to students in grades 6-12.
Will my child automatically be scheduled into Off Campus PE if they meet the sport and time requirements?
Even though a student might meet the sport and time requirement to participate in the Off Campus PE program, the campus will need to determine if they can create a schedule to accommodate the Off Campus PE request.
Who changes the student’s schedule to reflect Off Campus PE?
After the application is approved by Secondary Academic Services, the counselor at the student's home campus will change his/her schedule, in the event they can create a schedule to accommodate the request, to reflect off campus PE.
Can a student be enrolled in more than one facility with more than one instructor?
No, unless it is ice hockey where there are normally two coaches (ice training and fitness coaches); however, only one instructor is responsible for the grade and should be giving workout information to the fitness coach. Again, one coach is directly responsible for that student to make sure they are complying with the number of hours required in the Off-Campus Physical Education program.