Credit for Sports

(Updated Sept. 8, 2020)

Per OUSD policy, students are able to earn Physical Education or elective credit for participation in athletics. Please note: All 9th grade students are required to take P.E. 


  • Students may earn P.E. or elective credit for participating in an approved Oakland Athletic League sport and/or the following Tech Club Sports — ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, ultimate frisbee and mountain biking — during the school year.
  • Students may earn 5 credits per sport/season up to a maximum of 15 credits.
  • Coaches must verify student participation throughout the season in both practices and contests, and student-athletes must have maintained eligibility throughout. (Contact Tech’s Athletic Director, Jim Coplan, with any questions)
  • Counselors are provided team rosters showing students who are eligible for credit. Students will then receive their credit automatically. (Unlike Tech’s previous policy, students are not required to write an essay nor pass physical fitness and swim tests.)

If you have any questions, please contact a school administrator or counselor.

OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying) against any student, employee, or other person participating in district programs and activities, including, but not limited to, those programs or activities funded directly by or that receive or benefit from any state financial assistance, based on the person's actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55 or equity or compliance with Title IX, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (5 CCR 4610). BOARD POLICY 0410. BOARD POLICY 1312.3. BOARD POLICY 4030. BOARD POLICY 5143.3. BOARD POLICY 5145.7. Complaint forms are available at school sites, on the district webpage at, at the Office of the Ombudsperson located at 1000 Broadway, 1st Floor, Suite 150, Oakland, CA 94607, or via telephone 510-879-4281.

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