Socialization Opportunities

One of the major myths about home-based public charter school education is that children will not have age-appropriate, social interaction opportunities. The Family Support and Student Services Department offers a variety of socialization events and outings for our families, staff, and PA Virtual community throughout the year.


Multiple outings are hosted by Family Support Coordinators (FSC’s) each month across Pennsylvania. There are even outings offered in the summer! The nature of these outings vary including community service days, social and educational outings. Some examples of recent outings include:

  • Museums
  • Theater events (i.e. ballets, plays)
  • Environmental studies
  • Roller and Ice Skating Rinks
  • Community or regional attractions
  • Local Zoos
  • State and local parks
  • Libraries
  • Local Athletic Events
  • Educational events partnering with teachers to highlight curriculum areas


The FSC’s involve families in service learning projects within their local communities. Examples of some of those projects include:

  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients drive
  • The Ugly Quilt Project: creating handmade sleeping bags from old blankets and neckties to be donated to area homeless shelters
  • Toys for Tots: Collecting new toys for children in their local areas