PE Options Eligibility

    380 EDISON WAY
    RENO, NV 89502

    Course hours do not count until the registration packet is received by Extended Studies and the semester begins.

    You MUST use an approved gym and attend classes to participate in the Extended Studies PE Options course.

     Are you currently enrolled as a full-time Washoe County School District high school student? Do you participate in or have an interest in participating in group classes at an approved facility? If so, you are eligible to earn PE credit through Physical Education (PE) Options

     All documents may be:

    • Emailed to; (please add our email to your trusted website addresses to prevent spam filing.)
      • Please do not attach links.
      • Please ensure picture submissions are clear and large enough to read.
      • Attendance Report and gym class schedules must be submitted together monthly.
    • Mailed to 380 Edison Way, Reno, NV 89502 

PE Options -- How it works

  • PE Options Students may earn a 1/2 (.5)  PE credit by providing evidence of 60 hours of participating in a group class at an approved fitness facility. Physical Education (PE) Options is offered on a semester basis.

    • Students must complete 60 hours (3,600 minutes) of live instructor-led group classes within the semester to earn .5 PE credit. The instructor may not be the student’s parent or relative. Video classes are not accepted. 
    • Students may not count hours working out on their own or with a personal trainer.
    • Hours are reported each month by mail or emailed to Students report the hours the first week of the following month after they have accrued them. When reporting hours each month, you must submit the gym schedule for the class you participated in. Circle the classes you attended and ensure your beginning and end times coincide with your attendance card.
    • The certified instructor must sign the PE Options Attendance Card at the end of each group class.

    • The facility manager or supervisor whose signature is on file with Extended Studies must sign the monthly PE Options Attendance Card to verify the instructors’ signatures.

    • Classes under one (1) hour may not be rounded up. For example, a 45-minute class does not count as one (1) hour.

    • Students may count up to two (2) hours of instructor-led group classes per day. If the student attends two (2) different classes, both instructors must sign the attendance card.

    • Students may earn only .5 credit through PE Options per semester, with a maximum of two (2) credits (physical education credit) earned in total through PE Options in their high school career.

    • Students must re-apply each semester for PE Options by submitting a new, completed application. Students may register once per semester/summer for a maximum of .5 PE credit.

    • S/U grades are awarded for PE Options and do not affect the student’s GPA.

    Failure to fully and properly complete and submit the course requirements will result in the student’s forfeiture of the opportunity to earn credit through PE Options for the semester.

    Please click on the links below to learn more about this program and to download the required registration documents.

    Required Forms & Links

      Spring registration is closed
    To register for PE Options:

    Download, complete and email to, or by mail the registration/enrollment packet above to the Extended Studies Department.                                         

       ****Course hours do not count until the semester begins and registration documents are received **** 

    You MUST use an approved gym and attend classes to participate in the Extended Studies PE Options course.


    Call Extended Studies at 775-353-6990

    If you participate in a pre-professional or competitive sport, click here for the appropriate program. 

Course Deadlines and Timelines

  • Spring Semester Due Dates (01/08/24 - 06/07/24)

    Registration opens:



    Registration closes:

     01/26/24  Friday

    Academic warnings mailed:  

     03/15/24  Friday

    Last day to withdraw without a U:



     Senior hours due:



    Senior grades posted to transcripts:



    Underclassman hours due:



    Grades posted to transcripts:




    Summer Semester Due Dates (06/17/24 - 08/09/24)

    Registration opens:



    Registration closes:



    Last day to withdraw without a U:    

     07/12/24  Friday

    All hours due:

     08/09/24  Friday

    Grades posted to transcripts:

     08/14/24  Wednesday