Is PA Virtual Right for You?
Below are some of the most frequently asked enrollment questions about PA Virtual. However, these FAQs are no substitute for personal answers to your individual questions. Please contact us to learn more about PA Virtual at 866-728-2751. Enroll now to secure your seat for the Fall!
Please note that students should stay enrolled and attending at their current school while completing the enrollment process with PA Virtual.
Call the Enrollment Department at 866-728-2751 with any questions.
What are the basic steps of the enrollment process?
When you are ready to enroll, prepare by reviewing this FAQ and our document checklist. Then:
Complete your online application, making sure to submit the documents you have prepared. Once we receive your application, we’ll contact you to walk you through the enrollment process and to request any missing documents.
After all of your documents have been received, your Enrollment Placement Teacher will call to schedule an Enrollment Conference for you and your child.
At the Enrollment Conference, you’ll meet with your Enrollment Placement Teacher, get detailed information about your grade level and responsibilities, complete final paperwork, and confirm your start date. Your child should stay enrolled at his or her current school until a withdrawal date is determined at the conference.
If you have additional questions about the enrollment process, contact us at 866-728-2751.
In order to help the enrollment process move quickly, review the documents needed
before applying and have them ready to submit with your online application
. Families who have all of their documents ready can often complete the process in just a few days.
All students who reside in Pennsylvania are eligible for admission. If you do not live in Pennsylvania but are moving here in the near future, you will be eligible once you establish residency. For more details, please call us at 866-728-2751.
PA Virtual is a free public school; there are no tuition fees.
PA Virtual provides the materials your child needs to learn at home, including a laptop, printer/scanner, and all curricular materials. We also provide technical support, troubleshooting, and a set internet reimbursement.
PA Virtual has a rolling admission policy and many students transfer after the school year has begun. If more students submit applications than can be accommodated by the school’s capacity, a lottery will be held.
Families must submit their documents to complete the online application
. Use this checklist
to ensure you have the documents you’ll need.
Students must stay enrolled and attending their current school while completing the application process. At the Enrollment Conference, your Enrollment Placement Teacher will set a start date with PA Virtual and a withdrawal date from your current school.
Students interested in enrolling in PA Virtual’s kindergarten program must meet the age requirement of their resident school district. If you’re not sure what the age requirement is, please contact the district directly.
PA Virtual enrolls school-age students, as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This includes students from the age of 5 through 21.
Students who are currently expelled must return to their current school after the expulsion period has passed and meet all the conditions imposed during the expulsion.
PA Virtual has a full Special Education Department and provides a continuum of services for our qualifying students. As part of the enrollment process, we will request your child’s Special Education documents
so that we can provide a continuation of appropriate services upon enrollment.
Families submit high school transcripts as part of the enrollment process. Our Guidance Counselors will conduct a credit audit to determine credit transfer and progress towards graduation requirements.
PA Virtual provides a New Parent Orientation to guide you through the first few days of school. We also offer a “Boot Camp” website that contains videos and tutorials on our school software, technology, outings, mentorship programs, support services, and more. Additionally, our Parent Engagement Program offers ongoing webinars, professional development, and mentorship to PA Virtual parents. The orientation process is designed to help all families succeed in our virtual model.
According to state attendance laws, students are considered truant when they have 10 unexcused absences in a school year. Confirmation of attendance status and truancy clearance documentation may be requested.