Off Campus Health Fitness

To maintain compliance with state law, Spring Branch ISD offers substitution for Health Fitness classes. The following information contains the policy, procedure and application for this substitution process. Take time to read over each area and follow the directions in completing the application.

DISTRICT Procedures FOR 2023-2024 School Year

All facility and student applications will be online only.  Paper applications are not accepted. 

Online Facility applications will open the second week of February and will close February 28th.

Student applications may be downloaded by clicking on the 2023-2024 student Application in the right column, beginning March 1st. Students/parents must complete the online application and submit it for approval before the first day of school for the upcoming school year. Changes and submissions may be made until November 30th.

If you are having trouble accessing the online application, please see your campus counselor or Director of Health Fitness for assistance.

Students involved in SBISD Athletics cannot be enrolled in the off-campus Health Fitness program – UIL rules specifically prohibit students from being enrolled in more than one physical education and/or athletic class.

It is the responsibility of the STUDENT/PARENT to notify the Health Fitness Office if there is a change in the student’s program and/or schedule. 

The parent will provide transportation either to school for late arrival or for early release for Category 1 students. There will be no supervised areas for these students to stay on campus for the unassigned class period.

The Health Fitness Department is responsible for receiving and maintaining attendance and grades from the participating facilities. If a grade is not submitted for the first grading periods, a “no grade” (NG) will be assigned to the student. The Health Fitness Office will then contact the facility concerning their responsibility of submitting grades.

The facility and/or private organization must agree to:
  1. Submit application and fee by February 28, 2023.
  2. Notify the Health Fitness department at immediately if the student drops out or changes programs or facilities.
  3. Report each student’s grade and attendance for each reporting period by the health fitness department
  4. Notify the Health Fitness department immediately if the organization moves or goes out of business.

Failure to comply will result in removal of the facility from the approved OCHF facilities list.

To receive health fitness credit, the organization must provide at least 15 hours of instruction per week for Category 1 programs and at least five hours of instruction per week for Category 2 programs. It is the responsibility of the private organization to keep all records, duplicate reporting forms, and provide information required by the school district by the deadlines.

A copy of the school calendar will be sent to the approved facilities illustrating the grading periods. On the last day of each grading period, the director of the organization must fill out the online grade/credit form sent from the assistant director of health fitness.

For more detailed information, please click on the OCHF Information Packet in the right column.


2023 - 2024 Approved OCHF Facilities

Facility application opens February 8, 2023 and will close February 28, 2023.

2023 - 2024 Student OCHF Application

Student applications open on March 1, 2023 and will close May 30, 2023.


SBISD OCHF Information Packet

Questions or concerns? contact pamela thompson, assistant diretor of health fitness at                   or at 713-251-2338                                2100 Shadowdale Dr Houston, TX 77043