Preparing Students for Future Success in a K-12 Cyber School Setting

Posted by Laura Budd and David Pierce on 11/15/18 12:28 PM

What is CEW and how do we bring it to life in a cyber school setting?

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Holocaust Survivor Speaks to PA Distance Students

Posted by Olivia Porter on 10/29/18 12:26 PM

Today, PA Distance students had the opportunity to hear from a Magda Brown, a Holocaust Survivor.

Education is about bettering the future: from a 6th-grader whose learning transforms how she sees herself to a graduate who starts as a first-generation college student. Improving individual futures, however, is only one part of education’s power.

We cannot forget another part of education’s power, especially as we are faced with the mass shooting at one of Pittsburgh’s synagogues this weekend.

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PA Distance Learning Cyber School Students Pledge to Be Drug-Free

Posted by Olivia Porter on 10/26/18 3:12 PM

All week students across the nation and at PA Distance are celebrating Red Ribbon Week to increase drug prevention and awareness.



At PA Distance, we use Red Ribbon Week as an opportunity to collaborate as a school-wide team and unify as a drug-free community.  Our entire staff spends the week teaching our students about the negative effects of drug and alcohol use, making better choices, and how to plan for a drug-free future.

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Topics: Family Resources, News

Teachers Present on Bringing a Writing Center to Cyber School

Posted by Olivia Porter on 10/4/18 12:12 PM

PA Distance Learning teachers will present at the Drexel University School of Education Virtual Conference for K-12 Online Learning on October 5, 2018.

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Topics: News, Tech & Teaching

PA Distance Learning Administrators to Present at PA Community on Transition Conference

Posted by Olivia Porter on 7/24/18 3:25 PM

Jamie Desrochers, Director of Special Education at PA Distance Learning, and Kelly Crooks, 7-12 Principal at PA Distance Learning, are presenting at the 2018 PA Community on Transition Conference.

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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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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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PA Distance Learning Hosts Holocaust Survivor

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 4/27/18 10:47 AM

What would it be like if we could talk to the very people we study in our history class?

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Game Design Club at PA Distance Learning receives first place at National Ceremony

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 6/13/17 10:48 AM

Wexford, Pennsylvania (June 12, 2017) – PA Distance Learning Charter School Game Design Club wins two national first place titles

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PA Distance Gaming Club Students Chosen for National Contest

Posted by Olivia Porter on 6/7/17 2:00 PM

PA Distance Learning is proud to announce that two of the groups from its Game Design Club have been chosen as finalists in the Pittsburgh Area in the Games for Change Student Challenge.

PA Distance Learning social studies teacher Katie Devlin piloted the club to allow students to learn game design and coding, which has ended in 7 of the students participating in a national competition! 

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