Off-Campus Physical Education

The Austin ISD Off-Campus Physical Education Program (OCPE) is designed to accommodate students who are pursuing high-level skills in a specific activity that exceeds what the school district can offer through the general physical education program. OCPE allows students in 7th through 12th grade to earn credits that meet the district and state physical education requirements. In Austin ISD, only agencies that have been district trained can provide OCPE credit. Part of the requirements include utilizing the AISD OCPE curriculum.

Students in OCPE are expected to be physically educated and physically active. They are expected to demonstrate skill development, learned physical activity, health concepts and social development.These skills and knowledge are assessed through participation in the selected physical activity and tested through written assignments and exams based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education.

Student Application process for Austin ISD Off-Campus Physical Education Program

OCPE Student Information and Application (PDF)

  • The Student Application which requires 4 signatures, and the Release of Liability form must be completed, before the application can be approved.
  • Late applications will not be accepted:
    • Deadline Dates for student applications:
      •  Fall semester: Due by May 15
      • Spring semester: Due by Nov 15
  • Student applications must be submitted via email to
  • Limited Exceptions can be made for newly enrolled students up to a week prior to the 1st day of each semester
  • Additional Physical Education information may be found in the Secondary Student Information Guide

Agency Application process to become an Approved Austin ISD Off-Campus PE Agency

Agencies applying for the following school year must have applications in by February 1. The cooperative agreement and all other required documentation for new agencies is due by March 10.

  • Agencies may contact to get additional information regarding the approval process.
  • To ensure time for application processing and training, February 1 is the last day new OCPE Agency applications will be accepted for the upcoming school year:
    • The approval process includes evidence of CPR/AED/First Aid Certification, Criminal History Background Check, Instructor qualifications, Tax ID, and Agency Insurance
    • Each Agency Coordinator must be trained by the HPE department in the TEKS based PE curriculum, taking attendance, grading, and submitting grades to campuses.


OCPE Approved Agency List 2024-25

Agency Activity Agency Coordinator Phone Email
Anderson Girls Lacrosse (HS Spring Only) Lacrosse Alexandra Ross 512-308-7752
Austin Barbell Club Weightlifting & Sports Performance Robert Ronan 512-522-7287  
Austin Bouldering Project– Springdale Rock Climbing Elday Kornberg  512-645-4633
Austin Bouldering Project– Westgate Rock Climbing Elday Kornburg 512-645-4633
Austin Girls Lacrosse (HS Spring Only) Lacrosse Susie Nearhoof 240-529-5451 
Austin Rowing Club Rowing Macy Fetchel  512-472-0726
Bowie Boys Lacrosse (HS Spring Only) Lacrosse William Laurel  512-680-0959
Crenshaw Athletic Club Gymnastics Gil Elsas 512-453-5551
Journey Martial Arts Martial Arts Liz McDonald 512-670-9716
Kuk Sool Won of Oak Martial Arts Barbara Weiss 512-899-8710
Longhorn Aquatics, Diving & Water Polo Swimming/Diving/Water Polo Bridgette Rhoades 512-471-5576
Martial Way Austin Martial Arts Larry St. Clair 512-821-3637
Power Spot Climbing Rock Climbing Jason Syesta 512-419-9299
South West Austin Tennis Tennis Kevin Clark 512-788-2777
Tae Kwon Do Plus Tae Kwon Do Richard Johnson 512-280-0899
Texas Fencing Academy Fencing Jennifer Lee 512-496-9022
Texas Rowing Center Rowing Anna Miller 512-467-7799
Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Oak Hill Martial Arts Frank Maddox 512-731-5425
Westwood Aquatics Swimming Trey Kohlhausen 512-431-0488
Your Yoga (HS only) Yoga Dixie Metz 512-797-8496

The deadline for AISD OCPE approved agency applications has passed for the 2024–2025 school year. For more information about becoming an approved OCPE agency or to be added to the OCPE waitlist, please email