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What is ISPE?

What is ISPE?

Independent Study Physical Education (ISPE) is an educational option approved by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. ISPE affords students the opportunity to extend physical education learning activities beyond the school campus and regular school hours. ISPE allows students advanced study in activities not normally available in the District’s physical education program.
In order to qualify, students must participate in an individual sport (no team sports are permitted), work with a one-on-one coach AND meet one of the following criteria:
● Student is an exceptionally gifted athlete who is competing at the regional, state, or national competition level within the school year in an individual sport. No team sports are permitted.
● Student has an impacted schedule due to a special academic support program.
● Student wishes to take an advanced level PE program the school is not offering.
If you plan to do ISPE next year, you NEED to fill out the online application linked at the top of this page.  Along with the application are the course policy, parent release, and expectations.  You have to apply for ISPE and be approved each year.

Some things to note, that are also on the website:
  • The application deadline is Friday, 3/26.
  • The entire application is online, via Informed K12 (link for 2023-24 will be posted in Spring 2023).  Paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Families will be notified during the week of 5/03 of the application decision.
Due to COVID-19, the FitnessGram will NOT be administered this year.  Therefore, current ISPE students do not have to take it, and applicants will not have it factored into the decision.
ISPE Activity Log: 
These logs are to be submitted to the coordinator at the quarter progress report, quarter report, and end of the semester. Due dates are clearly stated on the log for the entire school year.
ISPE Assessment and Evaluation: 
There are two documents included. One is for the coach/instructor and one is for the student-athlete. The assessment and evaluation will be due at the end of each semester.