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The Eighth Grade Online Experience at Pennsylvania's Premier Cyber Charter School

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PA Virtual Online Eighth Grade

Welcome to a transformative stage in your child's educational journey with Pennsylvania's top-tier cyber charter school. We are thrilled to offer an eighth-grade program that is as enriching as it is secure, designed to cultivate a passion for learning while prioritizing your child's safety in a secure online environment.


A Secure and Collaborative Digital Learning Journey

At the heart of our program is your child's safety and wellbeing. Our secure online platform provides eighth-graders with a safe space to explore, learn, and grow under the watchful eyes of seasoned educators. Our program fosters a robust sense of community, ensuring your child feels recognized, heard, and supported throughout their online learning journey.


Online Eighth Grade by Course

Language Arts

Our Language Arts course encourages students to delve into literary analysis and close reading of various texts, including short stories, poetry, drama, novels, and informational texts. The focus is on interpreting literary works and analyzing informational texts, all while honing oral and written communication skills in standard English.

Students are encouraged to interpret literature and understand how the cultural context of a literary work contributes to its themes and ideas. Analysis of language, structure, and the various elements of information media helps students develop the information literacy skills they will need for academic success and navigating the world. Our emphasis on goal-setting, reflection, and self-monitoring helps students become metacognitive learners. The course includes discussion activities that engage students while creating a sense of community. 


Our Algebra course prepares students for more advanced studies in algebra. Students solve linear equations and systems of equations, work with radical and integer exponents, and gain a conceptual understanding of functions and models. The course also emphasizes the Pythagorean theorem and explores similarity and congruence to prepare students for more advanced study in geometry, including the quantifying, scaling and alteration of shapes within a plane. 

Math 8

Grade 8 Math prepares students for more advanced algebra by introducing linear equations and systems of equations, as well as exponents, functions, and modeling. These ideas will be integrated with a deeper understanding of geometry and real-world problems. 

Physical Science

Our Physical Science course provides an overview of the physical world, equipping students with the tools and concepts to think clearly about matter, atoms, molecules, chemical reactions, motion, force, momentum, work, machines, energy, waves, electricity, light, and other aspects of chemistry and physics.

World History

Our World History course continues a survey of World History from prehistoric to modern times. The course focuses on the story of the past from the fourteenth century to 1917 and the beginning of World War I. Major topics of study include the cultural rebirth of Europe during the Renaissance, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, rise of Islamic empires, changing civilizations in China, Japan, and Russia, and the transformations in communications and society at the turn of the Twentieth century.


Our Art course is a follow-up to Art 7, designed for eighth-grade students. The course encourages students to converse about art and architecture and their function in modern society. They will analyze artworks and identify valid resources for the study of art history and the applied arts.

Students will do hands-on activities, engage in discussions, write assignments, and take assessments on art from all over the world. An important part of the course focuses on writing about art and the discussion of art historians.

Spotlight on Music

Our Spotlight on Music program promotes successful music learning as students continue to explore and build on their foundational skills. The program includes enriching musical experiences that help students understand music concepts. Students will enjoy a vast quality of musical experience through interactive learning activities like focused listening, singing, dancing, and playing instruments like the recorder. Spotlight on Music provides opportunities for students to make meaningful connections with math, language arts, science, social studies, and other subjects.

Health & Physical Education

In our eighth-grade Physical Education course, students are exposed to various physical activities and fitness concepts that contribute to their overall physical activity level. The course gives students fitness knowledge and skills that can be incorporated into their lives now and in the future. They will learn about heart rate, fitness testing, goal setting, flexibility, aerobic/anaerobic exercise, strength training, and both individual and team athletics. 

Business, Computers, and Information Technology

Our Business, Computers, and Information Technology course provides students with real-life instruction of various societal experiences they will encounter later in life. Topics covered include budgeting, entrepreneurship, coding, Microsoft Office Suite, management, digital citizenship, and the basics of information technology. 

Read More In Our Eighth Grade Course Guide

Eighth Grade Course Guide

A Secure and Empowering Digital Learning Environment

We prioritize your child's safety and wellbeing. Our secure digital environment allows eighth-graders to explore, learn, and grow under the careful guidance of experienced educators. Our program fosters a strong sense of community, ensuring your child feels acknowledged, listened to, and supported throughout their online learning journey.

Parents: Essential Partners in Education

We believe in the power of collaboration in education. We actively involve parents in their child's education, providing regular updates, resources, and support. Together, we can illuminate a bright future for your child.


Step Forward into a New Era of Learning

Join us and experience the benefits of our cyber school firsthand. Whether your child is advancing to eighth grade or transitioning from a traditional setting, we'll be there every step of the way. Experience the wonders of eighth grade at Pennsylvania's leading cyber charter school. Apply today and let's shape the future of learning, together.


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