Independent Study PE Martial Arts Program (ISPE / OCIS-PE)

Learn martial arts and self defense as Independent Study Physical Education

For middle school and high school students, training at Full Potential Martial Arts can qualify as Independent Study Physical Education (ISPE). ISPE is sometimes called Off-Campus Independent Student Physical Education — OCISPE (punctuated OCIS-PE at times).

Martial arts is a fun way to get and stay fit. It also allows you to acquire self defense skills that will be useful for the rest of your life. With ISPE, you may receive PE credits from your middle school or high school for your training in martial arts.

What is ISPE / OCISPE?

Many middle schools and high schools offer ISPE as a way for students to participate in after-school physical education programs, such as martial arts training, instead of, or in addition to, regular PE classes. ISPE / OCISPE is typically available to students who wish to take an advanced level training that your school does not offer, as an alternative for students who have  an impacted schedule or who are in a special academic program, to students who are exceptionally gifted athletes, or to students who have fulfilled their high school graduation PE requirements.

ISPE / OCISPE at Full Potential Martial Arts

Full Potential Martial Arts is familiar with the ISPE requirement of most school districts in Carmel Valley and the greater San Diego, and will be happy to help you with your school’s ISPE paperwork.

  • San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) ISPE, which includes, among others:

    • Torrey-Pines-High-School-FalconEarl Warren Middle School
    • Carmel Valley Middle School
    • Pacific Trails Middle School
    • Torrey Pines High School (TPHS)
    • Canyon Crest Academy (CCA)
  • Poway Unified School District (PUSD) OCIS-PE, which includes, among others:

    • Mesa Verde Middle School
    • Black Mountain Middle School
    • Oak Valley Middle SchoolWestview-High-School
    • Rancho Bernardo Middle School
    • Westview High School
    • Mount Carmel High School (MCHS)
    • Rancho Bernardo High School (RBHS)
    • Del Norte High School (DNHS)
  • San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), which includes, among others:

    • Meadowbrook Middle School
    • Wangenheim Middle School
    • Challenger Middle SchoolCanyon-Crest-Academy
    • Thurgood Marshall Middle School
    • Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS)
    • The Preuss School
    • Mira Mesa High School
  • Rancho Santa Fe School District:

    • R. Roger Rowe School
  • Private Schools:

    • San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA)
    • The Bishop School
    • La Jolla Country Day

Note that in order to qualify for your school’s ISPE program, you will need to apply through your school. Check your school’s application deadlines and comply with them! The application deadlines are typically available on the school district’s web site. For San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) ISPE forms, see here.

Why ISPE / OCISPE at Full Potential Martial Arts?

Full Potential Martial Arts is focused on providing authentic martial arts classes for teens and adults in San Diego, ages 12 and up. Many other studio, on the other hand, focus on young kids, with teens and adults being an afterthought. We help adults and teenagers get in shape, learn realistic and effective self defense, and explore the deeper aspects of martial arts training. Our studio (dojo) is conveniently located in the Carmel Valley neighborhood of San Diego, and is friendly and welcoming. Our classes are taught by our head instructor, Brian Sagi, an experienced martial arts instructor and practitioner with over 20 years of experience. Lastly, our martial arts classes are highly affordable, with everything included in one low rate. Unlike most other martial arts studio, we do not make you sign long term contracts, we do not charge for belt tests, and we do not make you purchase overpriced uniform (gi) and equipment from us. In summary, Full Potential Martial Arts is the best school in San Diego for teenagers to take martial arts classes.

More Questions about ISPE / OCISPE?

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