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Typically for academic students in grades 9-12 this school year, and who are eligible for High School PE Credit

Students on top of Enchanted Rock
June 11 – 29

Adventure/Outdoor Education is a three-week Physical Education class that is uniquely adapted for full participation by "typically academic, visually impaired" learners. Students in this class can earn 0.5 high school SBOE credit to help fulfill their graduation plan.
Adventure/Outdoor Education will focus on water sports, including swimming and canoeing, and hiking, with an introduction to other outdoor sports.

Students will:

  • learn skills and concepts related to outdoor sports
  • understand the health and fitness benefits derived from participation in adventure/outdoor activities
  • develop realistic yet challenging health-related fitness goals
  • be able to explain and follow safety procedures during such activities
  • identify strategies for participation in recreational community activities.

Canoeing on Lady Bird Lake
All the TEKS for the SBOE Adventure/Outdoor Education course will be taught, and students will be required to demonstrate a level of mastery in order to receive credit toward graduation. Districts will be sent a final report and grade on the TSBVI Academic Achievement Record, demonstrating successful completion.

The teacher of this class is certified in visual impairment as well as PE, and is himself a visually impaired athlete who has participated in a wide range of athletic activities since his high school years, including the Boston Marathon. He is able to impart not only information about appropriate adaptations, but also the sense of spirit, healthy competition, perseverance, and self-confidence that athletics and recreational sports can bring to the life of a person who is visually impaired.


Applicants should be students who need regular SBOE high school credit to fulfill their graduation plan.

Students applying to Adventure/Outdoor Education must have the physical ability to participate in these activities and be capable of tolerating outdoor activities in the central Texas summer heat.

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For information about program content, contact:

Margaret Edwards (512) 206-9476

For information about the application process, contact:
Short-Term Programs administrative team - Wendy Erickson 512-206-9332, Phoebe Williams 512-206-9241 or