Off-Campus PE (OCPE) Waivers for Middle & High School Students
Lost Creek Aquatics is an approved off-campus PE (OCPE) organization for students in the Eanes, Lake Travis, Dripping Springs, and Leander school districts, and many private schools. There are two categories of PE waivers:
- Category 1 Waiver: Student must be participating in a program that leads to Olympic level of participation and/or competition for a minimum of 15 hours per week of highly intense, professionally supervised training. It must total a minimum of 270 hours per semester. Student may be dismissed from school one period per day.
- Category 2 Waiver: Student must be participating in a program that is of high quality, well supervised by appropriately trained instructors, and consisting of a minimum of 5 hours per school week. It must total a minimum of 90 hours per semester. Student can receive a PE credit, but may not leave campus for any portion of the school day.
Swimmers in the Silver group are eligible for a Category 2 PE waiver. Swimmers in the Gold and National groups are eligible for a Category 1 PE waiver. If you are participating in our program on a PE waiver, you must come to all scheduled swim practices and participate in swim meets (with the exception of excused absences due to injury or illness) to maintain your eligibility.
Each school district has different paperwork and processing requirements for requesting a PE waiver. It is the responsibility of the parent or student to collect and submit the proper paperwork to LCA for approval and to submit that paperwork back to your school campus for processing. All requests for PE waivers should be submitted to Jessica Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org (and not to your child's coach). LCA will provide you with a letter of enrollment in our program and sign any other paperwork required by your school. Please allow two to three business days for processing.
At the end of each grading term, LCA will verify your hours and sign your school's grading report. Please submit your grading report a few days before the due date to Jessica. For students in the Lake Travis ISD, we will submit your grading report directly to your school campus (because students in the LTISD are not allowed to submit their own reports--it must be delivered by LCA).
We will keep attendance for swimmers who participate in our program and use our program for a Category 1 or Category 2 PE waiver with their school. Swimmers on a PE waiver must complete the required number of hours as set by Texas state law and be current on their swim team dues for LCA to sign their grade attendance reports. Please allow three business days for us to verify your hours and sign your grading reports. Please note that if you withdraw from our program for any reason in the middle of a grading period, or fail to complete the required number of hours, we will not sign your attendance report for that grading period. In addition, swimmers may not use time spent practicing or competing in other sports or activities as part of their LCA swimming PE waiver requirements.
For more information about PE waivers, please use the links below. PE waivers are usually handled by the school counseling office. If you have questions about PE waivers, your child's school counselor is usually the best person to contact.
Lake Travis ISD--all schools
Leander ISD--all schools
Dripping Springs (starting 2018-19 school year)--all schools