Many individuals harbor misunderstandings about charter schools in general and cyber charter schools in particular. They assume that children are set in front of a computer with no engagement, oversight, or guidance. Nothing could be further from the truth for students of PA Distance Learning Charter School. Students engage with their fellow classmates and the teachers for a dynamic learning environment. Students are regularly sent resources, such as paintbrushes, novels, and keyboards to enhance learning activities. PA Distance Learning Charter School provides students with a rich educational experience.
As early as she can remember, PA Distance music teacher, Mrs. Elisa Carpenter, had always wanted to be a teacher. Growing up, she had first-hand knowledge of what it was like working with children because her mother was (and still is) a special education teacher. This exposure, along with her organization skills and desire to help people, led her to pursue teaching as a profession.
Throughout U.S. history, it’s been proven time and time again that when marketplaces grow, we all benefit. Competition encourages us to innovate, inspires us to grow, and enables everyone to reach greater heights. The same is true in education. School choice needs to be protected for families. Charter schools represent an opportunity for success in caring, structured environments. Upholding school choice protects the future for some of the most vulnerable children among us.
A number of insightful representatives stand with school choice, despite opposition from special-interest groups. Representative Mike Turzai, Speaker of The House, recently penned an op-ed in The Inquirer outlining what opponents of school choice are missing.
At PA Distance Learning Charter School, we strive to promote a blended learning curriculum. That means that we integrate various subjects together, allowing teachers to collaborate and bring subjects together in harmony where it benefits the students. All of the PA Distance teachers work in one building in Wexford, Pennsylvania, so working together to integrate their curriculum's is easy and convenient!
Legislators are in the midst of budget negotiations in Harrisburg. The funding that fuels educational transformation for students in charter schools is in jeopardy. Special interest groups are pressuring legislators to reduce funding for charter schools—or eliminate charter schools entirely. This is in spite of the fact that charter schools operate with greater oversight and less state funding than traditional school districts, making them a great investment. Now is the time to let your voice be heard! Let your legislators know that you value school choice.
Here at PA Distance, we work to unlock the potential that lies within our students so that can reach their personal best.
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.
PA Distance Learning had the pleasure of hosting Holocaust survivor, Irene Skolnick, Tuesday afternoon.