Virtual School Case Study Assignment:
Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School
PA Distance Learning CS.
by Sweetmore J. Amos Muzondo
P.A. Distance Overview
P.A. Distance Benefits
PA Distance Learning Mission:
Offer a valuable education alternative.
Practice and promote academic
Present quality curriculum, technology
Foster academic excellence in their
What resources does PA Distance Learning
Their own school-issued laptop, computer and printer
Dedicated teachers to instruct each family and student
Live, interactive, online learning sessions
24-hour access to view student progress, grades, and
Access to online tutoring and homework help
Reimbursement to assist with monthly Internet costs
Academic field trips
Technical support from expert staff
Supplemental funds to use for enhanced educational
They offer classroom learning in a virtual environment for
students in grades k-12. Students have teachers who are there
to give them individual attention and help them every step of
the way. They never leave parents or students in the dark about
what they need to be doing. They have made virtual learning a
team effort, engaging teachers, students and parents
throughout the entire process.
Why Choose A Cyber School?
An educational philosophy that succeeds with
The steps to succeed in online education.
Not just success in school, success in life.
Accelerated cyber learning for advanced learners.
Remediation for students who need extra help.
Parent Involvement: Parents are the first educators
Why Do Parents Choose PA Distance Learning Over
Other Cyber Schools?
August 26: First Day of Fall Semester February 17: President’s Day
September 2: Labor Day March 17-21: PSSA Grades 3-5 English Language Arts
Sept. 30-Oct. 3: Scantron and CPAA Testing March 17-21: PSSA Grades 6-8 and Reading/Math
October 14: Columbus Day March 24-28: PSSA Grades 3-5 Mathematics
October 30: In-Service Day March 24-28: PSSA Grades 6-8 Reading/Math
November 11: Veteran's Day March 31: In-Service Day
November 28-Dec.2: Thanksgiving Break March 31-April 4: PSSA Writing Grade 8
December 3-13: Keystone Exams April 18-21: Spring Break
December 23-Jan. 3: Winter Break April 28-May 2: PSSA Science Grades 4 & 8
January 8-22: Keystone Testing May 12-23: Keystone Exams
January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day May 27-30: Scantron and CPAA Testing
January 22: Last Day of Fall Semester May 26: Memorial Day
January 23: In-Service Day June 5: Last Day of Spring Semester
February 10-13: Scantron and CPAA Testing
20 Student Days
14 Student Days
20 Student Days
4 Student Days
November 2013 December 2013
2100 Corporate Drive, Suite 500
Wexford, Pennsylvania 15090
Phone: 1-888-997-3352 Fax: 1-866-977-3527
2013-14 School Calendar
June 14: 2014 Graduation Day
August 2013 September 2013
18 Student Days
January 24: First Day of Spring Semester
School Calendar 2013–2014
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