About Us

  • What is the Virtual Academy?

    The State College Virtual Academy is the State College Area School District's comprehensive cyber school option. The Virtual Academy provides your student with all the benefits and opportunities of being a member of the State College Area School District and the flexibility to create a learning schedule that meets their needs.

    The Virtual Academy serves Kindergarten through 12th grade. The academy is divided into two programs: elementrary (K-5), and secondary (6-12). Please use the links below to learn more about how the program is structured, what you can expect, and the online provider:

    Elementary (K-5) Virtual Academy

    Secondary (6-12) Virtual Academy

    Benefits of SCASD Virtual Academy

    Courses are facilitated by a SCASD teacher to provide feedback and answer questions as your student works through courses at their own pace and at a time and place that suits them.

    All Virtual Academy students graduate with their class and receive a State College diploma. As members of the district they have access to the activities and services of their assigned home building including:

    • clubs
    • sports 
    • dances
    • libraries
    • free tutoring services:
    • Math Center (high school)



     

District News

  • PFMS National TSA Award Winners

    At the virtual 43rd National Technology Student Association Conference and Competitions last month, Park Forest students took top place in the mass production, leadership strategies and medical technology categories.

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  • Rockets for Inclusive Science Education Program

    In starting RISE, Penn State's Randy McEntaffer hoped the allure of rocket science would draw more students of color to physics, engineering and other STEM fields. During the past school year, RISE literally proved to be a soaring success.

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  • Curtis Johnson Named Assistant Superintendent

    After five years of leading State High through a historic period, Curtis Johnson is joining the district administration cabinet as the assistant superintendent of secondary education. On June 28, the SCASD Board of Directors approved Johnson’s appointment.

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  • Food Services Director of the Year!

    SCASD Director of Food Services Megan Schaper has been recognized as the 2020-2021 Pennsylvania Director of the Year by the School Nutrition Association of Pennsylvania. Schaper won for her commitment to school nutrition and our students.

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  • Premiering the MNMS Nittany News Broadcast

    Heather Brewer has teamed with Chelsea Cummins to anchor Mount Nittany Middle School’s Monday Nittany News broadcasts, turning them into a madcap series popular with students and colleagues alike.

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21/22 Course Requests

  • 21/22 School Year Course Requests

    Course Requests are now being accepted for secondary (6-12) students planning to attend Virtual Academy for the 21/22 school year. Only the student can submit the request. Once you have made your requests you will receive a receipt of your selections - should you decide you want to make any changes once you have submitted your requests you may go back in and edit your responses. There is a link to the 21/22 Course Catalog in the form. Please use the form below to submit your requests:

    High School VA 21/22 Course Requests

    Middle School VA 21/22 Course Requests

Contact Us

  • Have a quick question or need some assistance with your courses or Edegnuity? Contact us at:
    virtual@scasd.org

    Online Learning Academy Contacts

    Jennifer Scudder
    Online Learning Coordinator
    814.231.1011 x5008


    Online Learning Paraprofessional
    814.231.1015

    Dr. Jon Downs 
    Director 
    jmd16@scasd.org

     

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