Alternative Education is on the rise in our region. Pennsylvania residents are fortunate to have so many options for home schooling, cyber schools and self paced studies. Below are examples of options for residents of southwestern PA.
Agora Cyber Charter School’s mission and commitment is to provide an innovative, intense academic program that inspires and educates students to achieve the highest levels of academic knowledge and skills and develop proficiency in the design and use of new computer technologies and scientific research. http://www.agora.org/home
Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber’s online learning environments, personalized instructional methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers, and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Visit them at http://pacyber.org/
At Connections Academy, students receive a great public education at no charge. There are no materials fees and no tuition charges. The courses meet and exceed all national and state standards while also integrating the best texts, materials, and resources available to create a curriculum that keeps students engaged in new and creative ways. Visit them at http://commonwealth.connectionsacademy.com/
Pittsburgh Online Academy Opened in 2012-13 school year, the online Academy is expanding enrollment and we want YOU to attend. “If you are a City of Pittsburgh resident and currently have a child enrolled in an online cyber or charter school in grades 4-12, we want you to come back to the Pittsburgh Public Schools and attend our new Online Academy.” – Linda S. Lane, Superintendent Visit them at http://www.pps.k12.pa.us/domain/1106
The Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School (PALCS) is a cyber school for students in kindergarten through 12th grade who reside in Pennsylvania. The PALCS community digitally connects students and parents to PA-certified teachers and innovative curriculum. Visit them at http://www.palcs.org/