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Physical Education Program for Home-Schooled Children Offered at Appalachian for 2012-13 Academic Year

Sept. 14, 2012. The Physical Education Program at Appalachian State University is offering its Home School Physical Education Program for the 2012-13 academic year. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 1:50 p.m. at Varsity Gym on campus. 

The cost to participate is $30 per student for the full academic year. The fee includes a T-shirt for the student. The program is for children who are 5 to 12 years old, or will turn 5 by Oct. 31.

Classes are taught by junior-level physical education majors in the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program in conjunction with a university course in elementary physical education teaching methods. All lesson planning and instruction is supervised by Sibley. Classes are offered at three developmental levels: Cadets (5-6 years), Juniors (7-8 years), and Seniors (9-12 years). Class placement is based on both age and developmental level.

Registration forms and additional information is at http://pehomeschool.appstate.edu/. For more information, call Dr. Ben Sibley at 828-262-6300.

The home school program is directed by Sibley, who is a licensed K-12 physical education teacher and a professor in the PETE program. Sibley has many years of experience working with children in both academic and recreational settings.