- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina’s Virtual Public School will be launching an online high school physical education class this fall.

Multiple media outlets report that the state’s Department of Public Instruction announced the plan for the pilot program on Tuesday.

The state says students will watch an online video demonstration given by a teacher. Pupils will then be tasked with filming themselves practicing the physical activity or sport.

The state says the course could be useful for students trying catching to up on credits or for others who are homebound.

Students in Macon and New Hanover counties will be the first to test the option this fall. If successful, the program could expand statewide by the spring of next year.

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