PA Virtual’s academic program supports each child’s unique academic needs, combining various instructional platforms with the support of PA-certified teachers and PA-certified principals. Our program engages students and enhances student achievement. We approach teaching and learning for each student by partnering with parents and students to determine the instructional platform that best meets the needs and each and every child.


Families may choose between one of these options or a mix of the two instructional options:

  • Synchronous- Students attend live classes with PA-certified teachers and children across the Commonwealth in a virtual classroom setting
  • Asynchronous- Students have a customizable schedule in a self-directed environment, guided by a dedicated teacher

Students have the option to choose between the different educational models based on their preference, and through the continued demonstration of their ability to succeed within the chosen model. The Principals, as the instructional leaders, partner with the teacher and parents to ensure students’ academic progress and success.

Students and teachers interact using our Blackboard Collaborate™ learning management system. Interacting with teachers and peers, your child can engage in lessons and activities using 21st century tools, such as discussion boards, wikis, podcasts, videos, and webcams. Students are expected to participate, to be engaged and to take ownership for their education in order to take full advantage of this unique learning opportunity. We look forward to working with you and having you become a part of our community of partnership, learning, and achievement.

In accordance with the provisions of Title 22 PA Code Chapter 711, PA Virtual provides special education services to students with special needs within their least restrictive environment. All PA Virtual Special Education Teachers are PA-certified and work cooperatively with the members of your student’s team to construct an Individualized Education Plan designed to meet your child’s academic needs and goals.