Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School will have a new home for the 2020-2021 school year. Developer, J.J. Herbert & Sons, broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art and energy efficient building at its Nicholson Road Herbert Campus in Sewickley on Monday, April 15.
Herbert Campus is home to five buildings with PA Distance set to lease Building IV for at least the next 10 years. The school will occupy the entire 34,500 square foot building.
The new building’s efficient use of space supports current staff needs, as well as the school’s plans for continued growth. PA Distance has grown quite a bit since leaving an education management organization in 2012-13. The school began leasing 5,390 sq.ft. at its current location, 2100 Corporate Drive in Wexford; to now leasing over 23,000 sq.ft as they serve approximately 850 students across the commonwealth.
“The efficiency of the new building, along with its new features will result in expanding on our Career Education and Work graduation and beyond pathways for our students.” stated Patricia Rossetti, Chief Executive Officer of PA Distance Learning.
Most important, the Herbert Campus building allows all of the school’s teachers and staff to continue a high level of collaboration with our families across all departments in one centralized location, which is rare for a cyber school.
“Moving into a customized educational environment will enhance our live learning classrooms,” Rossetti said. “As the first organization to call Building IV our home, PA Distance will add more science labs, physical education, art and music teaching rooms, a flexible training area, as well as a dedicated student materials shipping and receiving center.
PA Distance Learning is an online charter school for students in Kindergarten-12th grade. The school promotes student growth by blending proven classroom teaching techniques with educational technologies. Our Highly Qualified and effective teachers spend the majority of their days interacting with students through our virtual classrooms.
The blended learning experience gives students the opportunity to interact with peers and teachers on a daily basis while also completing coursework in the comfort and safety of their own home. For more information about PA Distance visit www.padistance.org or call one of our enrollment specialists at 888-997-3352.