Middle school students apply the foundational and fundamental skills from their early grades to more challenging core content.
Middle school students apply the foundational and fundamental skills from their early grades to more challenging core content. They will also explore additional electives including technology, art and music, career readiness, and foreign languages.
Our middle school students continue to integrate the executive functioning skills they developed in the elementary grades. Now, the emphasis is on decision-making, prioritizing, planning, and persevering as they prepare for high school.
Virtual Classroom (VC)
PA Cyber conducts real-time classes with Pennsylvania-certified teachers through our Virtual Classroom (VC). Virtual classes are available to students in grades 2-12.
Virtual Classroom students can interact with their teachers and classmates each day. The Virtual Classroom follows a traditional school year calendar, typically beginning in August and ending in June. Daily lessons include discussions, videos, and other activities. Homework will be assigned to reinforce the concepts presented in class. All core subject area courses meet five days per week, while elective courses meet on varying days. The scheduling of VC courses is flexible; however, student attendance is required.
Blended Classroom (BC)
The Blended Classroom (BC) is an option for students in grades K-12 that combines the best of asynchronous learning (students working when and where they choose) with the addition of a live classroom experience one day per week. Blended Classroom courses are taught by Pennsylvania-certified teachers.
In middle school, all core content area courses, including English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, are offered individually in the Blended Classroom. These class sessions include direct instruction, practice, discussion, videos, and other activities to help reinforce the content presented in the asynchronous material.
Students are required to maintain a steady pace in their coursework and attend their live class sessions as directed. The Blended Classroom offers the flexibility of a self-paced course with live teacher support that helps all students be successful.
Middle School is an important transition in a child’s education. Here at PA Cyber, students develop independence as learners to help carry them through high school and beyond.– Kimberly Collins, Assistant Principal
The Esports Club is for any middle school student who loves organized, competitive video gaming. Students will learn how to improve their skills individually and as a team. They'll be invited to participate in competitive events, tournaments, and online challenges as they share their knowledge with their peers through regular online meetings and discussion boards. Students of all skill levels are welcome.