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:
- zero period tutoring & VIPs
- Math Center help
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.
Everyday Algebra, a State High math class focused on helping students in a new way, found an equation for success, and an acclaimed documentary company noticed. This short film highlights an effective effort to help students pass the state’s Keystone Algebra 1 assessment exam.
Since last fall, a student-led committee has been working to qualify State High as an official No Place For Hate school. The project represents one of the many ways the State College Area School District is supporting students and employees with equity and anti-bias initiatives.
Innovative playgrounds were introduced this year at Corl Street, Radio Park and Spring Creek elementary schools, the district’s newest buildings. “I love the new playground,” Radio Park student Benjamin Herickhoff says. “There are so many fun things to do.”
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: