PE Options Eligibility

  • FALL REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. AUGUST HOURS ARE NOW DUE. Students will need to adhere to social distancing and mask guidelines as they apply in their local gym facilities.

    Extended Studies is unable to make exceptions for any student's inability to obtain hours due to mask requirements.

    You MUST use an approved gym and attend classes to register for 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 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;
    • Mailed to 5450 Riggins Ct, Ste 5, Reno, NV 89502 or
    • Brought to our office using the outside drop box.
    • Checks are made payable to WCSD

PE Options -- how it works

  • PE Options Students may earn a 1/2 (.5) 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 and payment in the amount of $75 is required per 1/2 (.5) credit.

    • Students must complete 60 hours (3,600 minutes) of live instructor-led group classes within the semester to earn .5 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, emailed to or in person using the drop box. 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.

    • 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 following 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

     Fall Registration is Closed
    To register for PE Options:

    Download, complete and email to, by mail, or submit in person using the outside drop box the registration/enrollment packet above to the Extended Studies Department along with your payment (check made payble to WCSD or credit card).                                         

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

    You MUST use an approved gym and attend classes to register for 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. 

Deadlines and Timelines for Programs Listed Below


    Fall Semester Due Dates (08/09/21 - 12/16/21)

    Registration Opens:



    Registration Closes:



    Academic Warning Mailed:



    Final day to withdraw from class w/o U:

     11/01/21  Monday

    All hours due:

     12/03/21  Friday

    All grades will be posted to student's transcripts:

     12/10/21  Wednesday


    Spring Semester Due Dates (01/03/22 – 06/03/22)

    Registration Opens:



    Registration Closes:

     01/31/22  Monday

    Academic Warnings Mailed

     03/11/22  Friday

    Final day to withdraw from class w/o U:



    Seniors hours due:



    Seniors grades posted to student's transcripts:



    Underclassman hours due:



    Underclassman grades will be posted on student's transcript:

     05/27/22  Friday