INDEPENDENT STUDY PHYSICAL EDUCATION (ISPE) is an educational option beginning in 6th grade designed by the California Department of Education and approved by SMMUSD. It affords students the opportunity to extend physical education learning activities beyond the school campus and regular school hours. ISPE is fully optional, and those who qualify and participate can opt out of Physical Education during the school day. With that opening in their schedule, many students are able to take a language or an extra music class. See links below. Please note the appropriate grade level application and due dates. Late applications will NOT be accepted.