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:
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:
- free tutoring services:
- zero period tutoring (high school)
- VIPs Tutoring Center
- Math Center (high school)
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.
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.
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: