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Independent Study P.E.

Contact your site Principal (Intermediate) or Associate Principal (High School)
with any questions.

Independent Study Physical Education (ISPE) is an optional alternative instruction strategy for intermediate and high school students who are elite athletes competing in highly competitive sports.  Students work independently adhering to a written agreement under the general supervision of a credentialed physical education
teacher and in accordance to the District’s Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 6158.

The out-of-school activity being proposed for ISPE must:

  1. Be instructed under the direct supervision of a credentialed or otherwise qualified coach who is at least twenty-one years of age;
  2. Consist of instruction that includes a minimum of ten hours a week, Monday-Friday, in the student’s competitive sport;
  3. Incorporate research and learning in the District health standards;
  4. Incorporate the P.E. Model Content Standards mandated by the state and District;
  5. Include a student journal (Time Activity Log) documenting progress in the content standards as explained by the general supervising P.E. teacher.

The application for Independent Study Physical Education for 2024-25 will be available in May 2024.

Please read the requirements carefully and use the checklist to verify that you have all necessary documents completed prior to beginning your application. The following items will need to be uploaded and must be submitted to be considered for the ISPE program.

  1. Month-by-month calendar printout indicating weekly practice schedule and goal setting in preparation for competitions for the quarter/term.
  2. The “Statement of Out of School Coach” Form (linked below)
  3. Coach/instructor’s First Aid Certification
  4. Coach/instructor’s CPR Certification
  5. Coach/instructor’s Proof of Age (must be over 21 years old)
  6. Coach/instructor’s qualifications/credentials
  7. “Hold Harmless Indemnity Agreement” Form (linked below)
  8. Evidence of Certificate of Insurance (COI)
  9. Evidence of Additional Insured listing “Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District”