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PA Virtual: High School

9th Grade - 12th Grade

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High Accountability for Higher Achievement

Our virtual 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 minimum of 21 credits are required to graduate and receive a diploma from PA Virtual Charter School, and all high school students are required to take a minimum of 5.25 credits each year. There are six 55-minute instructional periods per day, Monday - Thursday. Fridays are asynchronous for all students, and teachers hold office hours for questions or additional help.

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. We offer one of the best Pennsylvania cyber high schools nearby.

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Flexibility for the Modern Student

At our cyber high school, 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. In the asynchronous format, PA Virtual teachers plan the students' coursework, supervise their progress, and are available to support student needs daily.

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

Students and Learning Coaches use the Edgenuity curriculum which offers rigorous, interactive online content and is accredited by AdvancED. 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 School 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!

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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.

NCAA-Approved Courses

The majority of PA Virtual's High School core courses are approved by the NCAA eligibility center. For a complete list of approved courses, please review the course catalog. All approved courses are marked with an asterisk.

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


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


Our 2020 graduates earned $1.2 Million 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.”



    Robert Putnick
    11th Grade Student

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