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High School

9th Grade - 12th Grade

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High Accountability for Higher Achievement

Our high school provides a rigorous educational opportunity with high accountability and performance standards.

Teachers make their lessons engaging by using discussion boards, podcasts, videos, webcams, web quests, group projects, and more. Teachers and students build relationships in and out of the classroom, and our students interact virtually, using tools such as microphones, webcams, and more.

Our program also provides many lessons in the classroom that students can apply to everyday life:

  • Global Awareness
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Personal Responsibility

These skills are integrated into the curriculum, with core content aligned to state standards.

A total of 21 credits are required for  to graduate and  receive a diploma from PA Virtual Charter School. Our high school utilizes a block schedule, and all high school students are required to take a minimum of 5.25 credits each year. To qualify for graduation, students must pass their Keystone exams. For more details on specific high school courses, check out our Curriculum by Grade page or download our High School Course Catalog.

Flexibility for the Modern Student

Students and Learning Coaches participate in both synchronous and asynchronous instructional formats:

  • Synchronous- Students attend live classes with PA-certified teachers and children across the Commonwealth in a virtual classroom setting.
  • Asynchronous- Students have a customized schedule in a self-directed environment, supervised by PA-certified teachers. 

To help students succeed, teachers provide a pacing guide for them, outlining assignment due dates.  

Students and Learning Coaches use the K12 Inc. curriculum for interactive lessons, which includes daily and weekly plans. Your child’s team includes principals, assistant principals, teachers, nurses, guidance counselors, family support coordinators, and more. This team partners with our parents to ensure student academic progress and success.

Our Guidance Counselors stay closely connected to our high school students, assisting them with course selection, academic planning and extensive career and college advising. Students also benefit from our College Fairs and Financial Aid Nights.

We work with you to provide the structure and flexibility that your child needs.

Do you want to see what a virtual class looks like? Check out our Video Library for sample classes and more!

High School Experience Beyond the Classroom

Field Trips

Socialization and learning outside the classroom are important for our high school students. We offer regular outings across the state for our high school students. Students have many chances to meet families from their area and make some new friends doing things like exploring museums, attending local athletic events, discovering parks and environmental centers, and much more.

Graduation Project

The Graduation Project provides our students with an opportunity to explore and discover career options after high school.

Clubs and Activities

Our students have an array of opportunities to meet other students with similar interests. Examples of our High School Clubs are National Honor Society, Drama Society, Eco Club, Sports Reporters, Photography Club, and Yearbook. Students are also able to participate in their local school district’s extracurricular activities.

Prom and Graduation

PA Virtual celebrates seniors each June at our graduation ceremony and prom. Graduating seniors have the opportunity to walk across the stage in our cap-and-gown ceremony. Meet our 2017 graduates in this video montage. PA Virtual seniors have a chance to celebrate with their classmates by planning and attending the year-end prom.

Top Colleges

Our graduates attend top colleges and universities, like Brigham Young, Bucknell, Carnegie Mellon, Drexel, Emerson, Seton Hall, Harvard, Rice, Penn State, Temple, Univ. of Penn, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Univ. of Virginia

Results

Our 2018 Winter Keystone Exam scores in Algebra, Biology, and Literature are all above state average.

Scholarships

Our 2017 graduates earned $731,300 in scholarships.

    I enjoy schooling at PA Virtual because it has provided me with the ability to strive for excellence in all of my academic and extra-curricular endeavors, while also providing me with the chance to serve my school and fellow peers through several leadership positions.”

     

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