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Black Mountain Middle School OCIS-PE Information - Off-Campus Independent Study 

OFF-CAMPUS Independent Study for Physical Education (OCIS-PE) 

The following competitive sports have been approved by the District for the Off-Campus Independent Study - Physical Education Program:
  • Competitive Individual Dinghy Sailing
  • Competitive Martial Arts
  • Cycling
  • Dance (see requirements below)
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis 
Off Campus Independent Study for Physical Education (OCIS-PE) is a program designed to assist athletes with their training schedules by allowing the student to take their Physical Education class at their training facility, under the direct supervision of their coach. The coach or trainer working with the athlete MUST be CPR/First Aid certified in order to be considered. OCIS-PE must be a significantly different program that involves an activity in which the applicant competes at a state, regional, or national level. A major factor in determining acceptance or rejection of this request will be the difference between a recreational and a competitive program. OCIS-PE is not allowed for any team sports.

The nature of the activity must provide a training and weekly practice schedule minimum of 10 hours per week for middle school and 15 hours per week for high school- that indicates the applicant is a serious participant. Documentation of competition and/or performance at the Regional (Northern, Central, or Southern California), State or National level must be submitted to the site administrator.
Please review the application for further details. 


In order to comply with State Education Code (Section 46300) and attendance reporting guidelines, the following
policy applies:

♦ For Middle Schools with a traditional or block schedule, students participating in OCIS-PE must be off-roll during the first or last period of the day. (Traditional= Black Mountain, Meadowbrook, Mesa Verde; Block=Oak Valley)

♦ For Middle Schools with a rotating schedule, students participating in OCIS-PE will be required to be enrolled in another middle school class in place of PE. (Rotating=Bernardo Heights and Twin Peaks)

 OCIS-PE CALENDAR OF DUE DATES:  Please note: Once your application has been approved, it is good for the entire school year. Students may continue to apply during the school year and need to follow the calendar deadlines. 

2023-2024 School Year Information

Download the application: OCIS-PE application 

Additional Attendance Sheets (After Approval)