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 Andy Cunningham’s academic literacy class, students always get the final word. Proof lines one wall of his Park Forest Middle School room. A blackboard as colorful as a flower garden presents a vivid mosaic of dictionary heavyweights such as “miasmic” and “gossamer” — written, often in whimsical script, by students.
On Sept. 13, the Board of Directors approved the filling of three State High administrative positions. Brett Wilson shifted from being an assistant principal to the associate principal role, and teachers Jackie Saylor and Danielle Ambrosia are now assistant principals.
Park Forest Elementary’s Vivian Petrich has proved that, in the right hands, writing an award-winning children’s book can be child’s play. Her book, A Salt Shaker Named Pepper, topped the field in the WQED-sponsored PBS KIDS Writers Contest’s second-grade category.
On Aug. 24, the district welcomed nearly 7,000 students at 11 schools to kick off the year with smiles and high expectations. Recognizing that some students, after a year of learning altered by the pandemic, will need extra assistance, we added academic and social-emotional resources.
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:
Dr. Jon Downs
Director of Secondary Learning 6-12
Dr. Kelly Mark
Elementary VA Principal K-5
Have a quick question or need some assistance with your courses or Edgenuity? Contact us at: email@example.com
Online Learning Academy Contacts
Online Learning Coordinator
Online Learning Paraprofessional