MISD Off Campus Programs

General Information and Guidelines

Purpose of Off-Campus Physical Education Many students in Texas School Districts participate in individual fitness activities that are not offered comprehensively by the district physical education program.

The Off-Campus Physical Education Program allows students in grades six through twelve to earn school credits for their commitment to these activities, if the activity is approved by the Texas Education Agency and the McKinney Independent School District. Elementary student requests should be referred to the Assistant Superintendent for Academic and Student Support Services.

Description of the Program

The program is a cooperative arrangement between McKinney Independent School District, the student, and an approved off-campus agency selected by the student. The student receives ½ unit of physical and ½ units credit during a four-year curriculum.


State criteria list two levels of Off-Campus Physical Education participation:

  • Olympic-level I participation and/or competition includes a minimum of 15 hours per week of highly intense, professional, supervised training. The training facility, instructors, and the activities involved in the program must be certified by the Athletic Director to be of exceptional quality. Students qualifying and participating at this level may be dismissed from school one hour per day. Students dismissed may not miss any class other than physical education.
  • Level II participants will attend private or commercially-sponsored physical activities to include those certified by the Athletic Director to be of high quality and well supervised by appropriately trained instructors. Student participation of at least 5 hours per week must be required. Students certified to participate at this level may not be dismissed from any part of the regular school day.

For more information, please contact the Vasquez Gym at 972-548-8275.