Unless you were an all-American athlete when you were a kid, you might not have the best memories of phys. ed. class. Whether you dreaded the ugly gym uniform, playing a sport you just didn’t enjoy, or being the last one picked for a team sport, the good news is that, as a virtual school student, your child won’t have to experience it!
Running, bicycling, climbing, skiing, dancing, martial arts, playing soccer or basketball—all of these great, fun activities can be part of physical education for a virtual school student. That’s because the name of the game is personal fitness choice when you attend school online.
Three Great Choices
Health and Physical Education instructor Shannon Skelcher, who teaches at Wyoming Connections Academy, says this freedom of choice is a real benefit. “With Connections Academy, families select one of three physical education options for their students. They can choose to participate in exercises described in weekly lessons, or students can practice yoga with a DVD that’s provided. The third option, which is the most flexible, is for students to select and track their own personal fitness activities.
“Having these choices enables parents to select fitness activities that are a good match for a child’s physical abilities and personal preferences,” she says. A parent may also consider how competitive the child is, and whether he or she prefers a faster- or slower-paced activity. Additionally, some students may prefer individual activities over team sports. The better the fit, the ...