Part of graduation requirements is accumulating 3.5 PE “points” or credits, and there are four ways in which to do so:

PE Independent Study credit is intended for students who wish to undertake specialized physical activities outside of those offered at Marin Academy. The amount of time required for an independent PE activity may not be less than 20 hours per academic year to earn a half (.5) PE point, and students may not receive PE points in increments smaller than a half point. Students must work with a sponsor (other than a parent) who will verify with a signature that the independent study has been completed. Other signatures required to complete the Independent Study Form are: a parent, advisor, the Class Dean, and the Assistant Athletic Director. Independent Study Forms are available in the Athletic Director’s Office and online. PE Independent Study cannot be undertaken prior to a student’s ninth-grade year.

Deadlines:
PE Independent Study done over summer break: Completion Form is due by the final day of the first quarter of the following academic year. No credit will be granted for summer activity if the Completion Form is not submitted by the end of the first quarter. (Please note that students may earn a maximum of one PE point for summer work and may earn PE independent study credit in one summer only.)
 
PE Independent Study done during the academic year: Completion Form is due by the final day of the fourth quarter of that academic year. No credit will be granted for activity during the academic year if the Completion Form is not submitted by the end of the fourth quarter of that academic year.