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Message from the CEO

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 8/16/19 2:39 PM

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year!

By blending our school day through online group live classes with independent parent facilitated time for learning, our families have flexibility in the school day. When parents and school staff communicate openly and consistently, children benefit in reaching unimaginable achievements. The road of learning is not always the easy walking path; sometimes it feels like a marathon for an out of shape non-runner like me. Know in your heart and mind that when our dedicated team of teachers, counselors, and support staff come together with our parents, there will be water breaks, walking sticks for support, a compass for direction, and a tremendous cheering crowd each day. Together, your child will learn online beginning August 26, 2019.

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PA Distance Learning School Counselors Organize ‘Best Practices for Student Engagement Symposium’

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 3/8/19 2:49 PM

As part of their 2018-2019 professional learning goals at PA Distance Learning Charter School, school counselors, Ms. Morgan Jasin and Ms. Katie Griffith organized and led a School Counselor Best Practices for Student Engagement symposium.

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Top 5 Myths About Cyber School

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 8/3/18 11:35 AM

As the popularity of online schooling grows, so do to the many myths surrounding this type of education. Without further ado here are some common misconceptions associated with cyber schools:

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STUDENT GUEST BLOG: 5 Surprises From My First Year in Cyber School

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 7/26/18 11:54 AM
Written by PA Distance student Isabella B.

When I went to my local public school, it was fine and I had good grades; then my school went on strike from October until the end of November. 

After the strike, it was December, then break, then PSSA prep and PSSA testing, but we were not learning.  The teachers would talk about the strike during school hours and not teach, and would even strike during school hours outside the building.  But the students were not allowed to talk about the strike.

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STUDENT GUEST BLOG: How Cyber School Exceeded My Expectations

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 7/19/18 12:39 PM
Written by PA Distance student, Madison B.

When some students think of school, they think of waking up early, and enduring over seven hours of assignments and lectures that may end up feeling useless after all the distractions. But what if school didn't have to be like that?  

When I started cyber school, I never thought that it would be quite like it is.  Here are some things I didn't expect from cyber school:

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STUDENT GUEST BLOG:  5 Things I Didn’t Expect About Cyber School

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 7/12/18 9:04 AM
Written by PA Distance Learning student Tinia B. 

Cyber School: a type of school I never thought I’d join. PA Distance Learning is a welcoming community with a great amount of energy and happiness, even if you are just looking at the screen and typing, and not at the field trips.

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Senior Spotlight: That's Just Ceecee

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 6/20/18 12:31 PM

Some of us bite off more than we can chew and regret it. Then there’s Ceecee.

She tends to take on more than most would attempt, and somehow manages to handle it. 

That’s just Ceecee, folks.

 

 

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PA Distance Voted As Top Cyber School In Family Favorite Awards

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 6/11/18 10:21 AM

Each year, Central Penn Parent Magazine shares reader votes for favorite places in almost 100 categories. These include shops and restaurants, doctors and dentists, and more, making up the Family Favorite Awards.

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Senior Spotlight: Matt and Finding Your Direction

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 6/5/18 12:22 PM
Meet Matt. He graduated with the class of 2018 and he's heading in the direction that he’s chosen. He’s brilliant, hard working, and he’s going to be a doctor. He’s pretty remarkable.
 
But there was a time that Matt didn’t seem so remarkable to his teachers and  classmates. He was the kid disrupting class, unable to focus, and barely scraping C’s. He and his mom were constantly butting heads about school and homework.  Matt  felt like he had no direction
 
But everything has changed since then.
 
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PA Distance Learning Teacher Awarded Grant

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 5/29/18 3:22 PM

Brittany Sturm is a cyber school chemistry teacher with PA Distance Learning who brings hands-on learning and real-life skills to her classroom day after day.

It's no surprise then that she was one of the teachers chosen to receive the High School Equipment Grant by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh this year. 

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