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The PA Virtual Charter School middle school program includes students in the fifth through eighth grade. The middle school program has a principal and an assistant principal. The PA Virtual Middle School Program offers students an individualized academic program through its synchronous or asynchronous options. The Middle School Program has highly qualified PA-certified teachers that offer unprecedented personalized support in partnership with Learning Coaches using the K12, Inc. curriculum. Teachers, in partnership with Learning Coaches, review student performance to develop student goals. We offer a variety of instructional platforms to provide a strong educational foundation for your child. PA Virtual Middle School students complete engaging lessons in: Mathematics, English, Language Arts, History, Art, Science, Health, Physical Education, and Music.

PA Virtual provides the Learning Coach support by ensuring every student is assigned a teacher and is provided with the K12, Inc. curriculum, as well as their teacher’s weekly calendar and a Parent Regional Ambassador. Learning Coaches and students also receive student service support from their assigned Guidance Counselor and Family Support Coordinator to assist with non-academic, social, and emotional needs. Tech Support is available during and after school hours to address the technology needs of our families.

PA VIRTUAL OFFERS A VARIETY OF INSTRUCTIONAL FORMATS

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

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

Adapting to your schedule, students and Learning Coaches use the K12, Inc. Online School for interactive and engaging lessons, which includes daily and weekly lesson plans. Principals, as the instructional leaders, partner with the teachers and parents to ensure student academic progress and success.

Students and teachers interact in regularly scheduled, live virtual classes 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.

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