Diamond Model of Partnership


PA Virtual is a leader in cyber education. To meet its mission to “provide Pennsylvania students with an excellent education, grounded in high academic standards, which will help them achieve their full academic and social potential,” PA Virtual utilizes the Diamond Model of Partnership with the PA Virtual student at the center. By involving the parent as the Learning Coach; our highly qualified, PA-certified teachers; our Family Support Department K12® Inc. curriculum and state-of-the-art technology; the PA Virtual Diamond Model of Partnership provides your child with the essential tools
for learning and achievement.

Parent/Learning Coach

Your role as the Learning Coach is important to your child’s success in the PA Virtual Diamond Model. As the Learning Coach, you actively participate in your child’s education by partnering with your child’s academic program principal, teachers, guidance counselors and Family Support Coordinators to ensure students follow their daily schedule, attend classes, both face to face online classes and complete any additional offline requirements, as well. Each student enrolled must have a Primary Responsible Adult to monitor progress and assist the student in meeting the requirements of the PA Virtual curriculum.

Academics

All PA Virtual teachers are highly-qualified and PA-certified experts in teaching and learning using the K12® Inc. curriculum. The Academic Programming is a comprehensive school program that encompasses full K-12 offerings. Our programming includes a K-4 Elementary Program, a 5-6 Intermediate Program, a 7-8 Middle School Program, and a 9-12 High School Program. Each area is led by a certified principal and assistant principal with Academic Program Liaisons guiding the academic team. The PA Virtual instructional model is designed to assist each student in reaching academic success. We believe in the team approach to instruction this is demonstrated in the commitment of our teachers and parent educators.

Student Support Services

Dedicated to delivering a vast array of academic and non-academic support programs, our award-winning Family and Student Support Services Department provides an array of resources and opportunities for students and families of PA Virtual. Family Support services are a vital component of PA Virtual’s unique Diamond Model of Partnership, which allows us to realize our mission of guiding every student toward fulfilling his or her full social potential. Our award-winning Support Services Department ensures parents are not alone in the education of their child. This department is composed of regionally-based Family Support Coordinators across the state of Pennsylvania, board-certified registered nurses, and highly qualified educators who oversee academic support opportunities, such as tutoring and small group lab sessions.

Curriculum & Technology

We believe in providing the best for our students. Our partnership with the K12 Inc. curriculum demonstrates our commitment to our students and their academic achievement and social development of all students. The K12 Inc.  curriculum, a mastery-based curriculum developed by renowned educators and cognitive experts, is known as one of the most researched and effective learning programs in the nation. The use of one curriculum ensures continuity and consistency in our instructional program. One of PA Virtual’s core principles is that “technology can be leveraged to be a powerful tool to support an effective education.” By leveraging our state-of-the-art technology, we are able to individualize instruction to meet each student’s needs.

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