Off Campus PE Classes Help Students With Focus at ECISD 10/29/13
CBS 7 News
ECISD secondary students have the option instead of taking this PE class, to take an Off-Campus PE class where students get credits for extra curricular activities they do outside of school.
"This is almost like a gym class," says Nate Nowlin, a second-degree black belt ECISD student.
"PE just didn't push me like Taekwondo," comments Jonathan Sullivan, a second-degree black belt ECISD student.
ECISD PE Coordinator, Michael Neiman says the requirements for extra curricular activities outside of school are the same as they would be for a p-e class in school.
"It's good for the students because if gives them an option they really excel in and then it's good for the students who take PE if they're still unsure about what they want to do," he says.
For some this program is a way to enjoy sports without sacrificing study and school time.
"It's a good option because Nate could take an extra class," says Robert Nowlin, Nateís father.
Students can continue to do what they love.
"I just love to exercise and have fun," says Kaitlyn Pool, a first-degree black belt ECISD student. Kaitlyn was in the program for over two years but just recently finished her credits. Now, she continues to do Taekwondo because she enjoys it; a sentiment shared by many students in Master Zantís ATA Martial Arts.
"I've just been doing it for so long," says Cameron Morgan, a first-degree black belt ECISD student.
Neiman says there are many other participating agencies and sports students do to received off campus PE credit.
All secondary students are welcome to apply. To find out how you can register: http://www.ector-county.k12.tx.us/Page/17064