When a child is enrolled at PA Distance they receive shipments with all of the necessary materials required for the entire school year including technology equipment, school supplies, and class-specific items like novels, music equipment, art supplies, and laboratory gear. Although many of these class-specific items are not shipped out to each student until their schedules are finalized, students receive a Technology Kit and a Welcome Kit before the very first day of school.
Class of 2008 graduate Austin Bissot was one of the first students to enroll when our cyber school was formed in 2004. In the 14 years since then, Austin has been busy running her own classroom teaching mathematics to 6th graders at Waynesboro Area Middle School in Waynesboro, PA.
Throughout the year the PA Distance Enrollment Team, led by Ms. Brandee (Bebe) Kantrowitz and Mrs. Sarah Keeler, work diligently to answer phone calls and emails from prospective parents interested in enrolling their child.
PA Distance offers students a wide variety of engaging core subject courses, including honors courses, AP courses, world language courses, and unique elective course options. Our classes also have a strong foundation in Career Education & Work (CEW) and help each of our students discover what interests them and what they would like to pursue post-graduation. From computer science to veterinary science, our students have access to courses that might introduce them to a future career path.