It can be a challenge for both students and parents to get back into the swing of things at the beginning of the school year. For many students, summer vacation means getting to stay up past their normal bedtime or waking up later than usual in the morning. In order to set the tone for a successful school year, it’s important to establish and maintain a daily routine. We asked for advice from PA Virtual High School Guidance Counselor, Crystal Widmann and she shared some tips that can help both parents and students alike.
Here at PA Virtual Charter School, we’re very excited about an upcoming milestone this year - we are celebrating our 20th anniversary in the 2020-2021 school year! Over the past 20 years, we have had the great pleasure of educating so many wonderful students who have gone on to accomplish great things after they graduated from PA Virtual.
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In the past 20 years of serving Pennsylvania students, PA Virtual has been supporting our families both inside and outside of the classroom. We understand the importance of continuously supporting our students and parents so that your child can reach their full academic and social potential in this model of education. So, how exactly does PA Virtual offer additional support to our students and families? Great question! Here are just a few support services and resources we provide throughout the year.
Zachary Griffith is a 2014 graduate of PA Virtual Charter School. After high school, he went on to attend Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania where he majored in Political Science with minors in Classical Studies and Legal Studies. He received his bachelor's degree in December of 2017 from Albright College. In 2018, he was accepted into Widener University's Delaware Law School and is currently in his second year of studies for a Juris Doctorate degree. Recently, Zachary was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Law Review at his law school. We caught up with Zachary who gave us some insight on how PA Virtual has prepared him for college and law school, and he also shared some advice for any current high school students considering a career in law.
At PA Virtual, parents are heavily involved in their children’s educational experience each day. It is crucial that all of our students have a dedicated adult to help support them through their academic journey, as this shows them that their education is a top priority. Parent involvement can lead to improved grades and test scores as well as lower drop-out rates, while being quite a rewarding experience for parents.
A common question prospective families ask us when beginning the enrollment process is how often their child will get to socialize with others while being educated in a virtual environment. It's a valid concern as socialization is an important part of a child's development. At PA Virtual, we offer a variety of opportunities for both students and their families to explore local attractions, meet other PA Virtual families in their area, and build strong relationships.