Homeschoolers Get Recess, Friends and Art too
There are over 2,000 home schooled children in the Marion County School District. This Fall, two Parks and Recreation programs allow for socializing, physical education, art and fun.
Complete with hula hoops and monkey bars, the Home School Art Program and Home School Physical Education and Recreation Club (HPER) meets every Wednesday at the Brick City Adventure Park in Ocala.
As of September 8th, 2,041 children are home schooled in Marion county. Last year that number reached over 2,200 and in the 2008- 2009 school year, it reached 2,700.
Children ages 4-14 can participate in the art program. Children ages 5-17 can take part in the HPER Club. Both programs will be available until December 15, 2010.
Prices are $15 for the first child and $8 for a second. Parents can also pay a flat fee which includes all classes for $40 for the first child, $30 for each additional child. For more information or to register, contact Recreation Specialist Dan Burleigh at 352-671-8560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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