November is National Scholarship Month, referred to by the National Scholarship Providers Association as a time to raise awareness of scholarship opportunities for current and future college students. November is an excellent time to begin the scholarship application process if you or your child has not done so already. Many scholarship providers are posting new scholarship information and competitions for the next academic year in November.
Each month, PA Distance teachers lead field trips for students across Pennsylvania based on a set theme for that month.
Topics: Family Resources
Every student deserves the opportunity to thrive. PA Distance Learning makes that promise a reality for students who have struggled in traditional school settings. While 33% of the student population in the average traditional school district is economically disadvantaged, that number is much higher in charter schools: 49.7% for cyber charter schools and 66.6% for brick-and-mortar charter schools. Parents choose charter schools because they offer unique advantages. Many families choose cyber charter schools because their children have learning disabilities, require special education and individualized learning plans, or have been the victims of bullying and other traumatic in-school experiences.
PA Distance Learning had the pleasure of hosting Holocaust survivor, Irene Skolnick, Tuesday afternoon.
Imagine if you could take a history class where the figures you’re learning about came to life and told their story. Sounds like something out of a movie right? Well, in Mr. Peter Mysels’ History of the Holocaust class at PA Distance Learning, his students are getting to do just that.
One of the great things about school is you have a choice of which public school to enroll your child in. You can enroll your child in the school district in which you reside, a brick and mortar charter school, a cyber charter school, or a private school just to name a few.
There are plenty of myths or misconceptions about cyber schools. In fact, we have a whole post on it. However, one of the biggest misconceptions is that there is nothing for a student to do outside of their schoolwork. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
During the month of September we asked our students, families and staff at PA Distance Learning to submit entries into our "Name Our School Panda Mascot" contest. The Top 10 names were Pandora, Apple, Bamboo, Bao Bao, Pomme, Atlas, Craig, Jade, Po, and Padi Stance. Our entire student body was then asked to vote for their favorite name and on Monday, September 30th, we revealed the winning name... Bamboo!
The 2019-2020 school year may the furthest thing from your child’s mind right now. They are probably more focused on their summer break, a family vacation, or their summer sports schedule. That’s certainly OK, but it’s never too early to be thinking about the 2019-2020 school year - regardless of your child’s age.