About Us

  • What is the Virtual Academy?

    The State College Virtual Academy is the State College Area School District's comprehensive cyber school option.

    For the coming 20/21 school year this program will serve K through 12th grade. Details will be forthcoming. 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.

    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 Academy students graduate with their class and receive a State College diploma. As members of the student body they have access to:

    • clubs
    • sports 
    • dances
    • libraries
    • zero period tutoring & VIPs
    • Math Center help



     

District News

  • Technology Student Association (TSA) Awards

    Park Forest Middle School’s TSA chapter turned in a high-powered performance at the 43rd Annual Pennsylvania TSA Competition. Additionally, the State High TSA Chapter also sent members to the state competition.

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  • Getting Creative with Art

    It looked as though the Park Forest Middle School showcase for exceptional artwork by students in grades 6-8 would be cancelled — until Park Forest’s art teachers, in the spirit of their profession, decided to get creative.

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  • SCASD Named Best Communities for Music Education

    For the eighth straight year, SCASD has received the Best Communities for Music Education award from the nonprofit National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. The honor marks the 17th time since 2000 that the foundation has recognized SCASD for its support for music education.

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  • Kristen Albright Named PAECT Teacher of the Year

    Helping students embrace failure en route to success underpins STEM education for Albright, who recently was named the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT) teacher of the year. She stresses that perseverance drives the best engineers and scientists toward solutions.

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  • Tasty Treats From Food Services Baker Jim Nolte

    Baker Jim Nolte has achieved districtwide celebrity status, thanks to the weekly meal distributions to families begun last year. His chocolate chip banana bread continues to garner rave reviews on social media with tales of siblings fighting for the prized slices in the bagged meals.

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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:

    Virtual Academy 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

    Kevin Mazur
    Online Learning Paraprofessional
    814.231.1015

    Dr. Jon Downs 
    Director 
    jmd16@scasd.org

     

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