• The Texas Education Agency (TEA) allows districts to offer PE credit to students who demonstrate a high level of training in their sport. Districts develop a program based on criteria provided by TEA. CFISD has designed our program to accommodate students who are elite athletes and are training at an Olympic level in their individual sport or activity who want to continue to develop higher level skills in their specific individual sport or activity.

    The CFISD board of trustees has approved a policy to use off-campus private or commercially sponsored physical activity programs in Category 1 as a substitution for middle and high school physical education courses in accordance with Texas Education Code and Texas Administrative Code.

    Olympic-level participation and or competition must meet all the criteria below:

    • Students are supervised a minimum of 15 hours per week with highly intensive professional training.
    • The training facility, instructors, and the activities involved in the program are certified by the superintendent to be of exceptional quality
    • The program requires students to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity.
    • Students qualifying and participating at this level are dismissed from school no more than one class period per day.
    • Students do not miss any other class other than physical education.

    Each student must submit an application for approval for the fall semester no later than May 1 or for the spring semester no later than November 1.

    Each student must receive Board approval for participation in a program that meets the Category 1 criteria and that has been approved by the off-campus physical education department.

2022-2023 OCPE Application Request

  • The application period for OCPE 2023 Spring Semester has closed. To apply for OCPE in the 2023-2024 school year, applications may be requested between March 20, 2023 and April 28, 2023. All required documents are due by May 1, 2023. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the OCPE department. 


  • Elaine Waier
    CFISD Off-Campus Physical Education Coordinator
    (281) 897-4140

    Deborah Bartholomew
    CFISD Off-Campus Physical Education Facilitator
    (281) 517-2802