Our elementary students build strong foundational and fundamental skills.
Our elementary students build strong foundational and fundamental skills by engaging and learning in the core content areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. PA Cyber students also participate in art, career readiness, and physical education classes.
Importantly, our learning experiences also integrate executive functioning skills such as self-regulation, organization, planning, emotion control, and time management.
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 grades K-4, students are scheduled in a live class session once per week for all subjects. In grades 5-12, 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.
Students who start their education early in PA Cyber see greater success in middle and high school.– FRANCIE SPIGELMYER, CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER
Bookworm Buddies is a club for elementary students who want to foster their love of reading. Students will read a book monthly while completing activities, discussion board posts, and participating in live online classroom discussions with their peers and advisors.