As a new graduation requirement, High School students are now responsible for logging 100 hours of athletic activity per year each year they are at Khabele. This replaces the graduation requirement of 2 credit hours during High School. (However, older students that have already completed their 2 credit hours in can request to be exempted from this requirement.) Students will be able to log hours through our sports program or walk-in yoga and fitness classes. Students may also log hours in approved activities outside of the Khabele School. All hours must be in formal activities with adult leadership and submitted to the box at the front desk. Students that do not complete these hours will be required to do them over the summer by August 1st. See more information here.
High School Athletics: After-School Sports Program
All Khabele High School students have the opportunity to participate in the after-school sports program. At the beginning of each season, there is a two-week trial period. Practices are open to all students interested in playing in the sport offered that season. After the two-week trial period, students willing to take on the challenge of being a Khabele student-athlete commit to the team by signing the Student Athlete Code of Conduct. Teams compete in a league with other schools the Austin Private School Association and other local leagues.
*There is a $100 fee for participation in each season.
Fall Season: August 20 – November 3
- Girls Volleyball, Boys Flag Football
Winter Season: November 12 – February 16
- Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball
Spring Season: March 4 – May 11
- Co-ed Soccer
Admission: OL admissions is based upon application and limited to 14 students, grades 8th-12th. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis starting in the spring for the fall enrollment (starting late August).
Intention: OL has three areas of focus: (1) leadership, (2) environmental awareness, and (3) specialized outdoor skills. OL provides safe opportunities for students to actually lead – thereby discovering their innate leadership ability and building self-confidence and a sense of connection to people and Nature. Environmental awareness includes both detailed knowledge of and appreciation for our world. Specialized skills include a level of expertise in at least one area, including (but not limited to) minimal impact camping, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, caving, rock climbing, mountain biking, and nature appreciation (botany, bird watching, etc.), where students lead their own trips in their area of specialty. Skills also include wilderness first aid and CPR.
This program is modeled after the Outdoor Education program, perhaps the best program of its kind in the nation. OL Leader David Heroy’s experience includes a 4 weekNOLSOutdoor Educator Course in Wyoming, Outward Bound backpacking and rock climbing trip in the Appalachians,WFA First Aid and Lifeguard Training certifications, and field research in Bangladesh and Antarctica. He also founded Blackwood Nature Camp, a three-week overnight camp for ages 8-17 in Hempstead, TX.
Training: Training includes 16 hour Wilderness First Aid training and CPR (taught by NOLS instructors), an extended solo (24 hour), rock climbing, belay certification, low and high elements ropes course, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, caving, mountain biking, using help from Khabele teachers, parents, and local experts. Graduation is also dependent on adequate participation and ongoing commitment throughout the course.