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May 26th, 2021

PA Virtual and Rho Kappa Earn Governor’s Silver Civic Engagement Award

For the second year in a row, PA Virtual’s Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society has earned Governor Wolf’s Silver Civic Engagement Award.  

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March 29th, 2021

High School Assistant Principal Featured on Good Day PA

Laura Afshari, PA Virtual High School Assistant Principal, was recently on ABC27's Good Day PA.

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March 17th, 2021

PA Virtual Family Featured in Local News Interview

Judy Pena, who currently has two daughters enrolled at PA Virtual, was recently featured in a WFMZ-TV News interview. In the interview, she talks about the positive experience both of her daughters have had after switching to PA Virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 3rd, 2021

High School Student Receives Award for Art Competition

Aiden Itsalapron, high school student at PA Virtual, has received a Gold Key award for the Northeastern PA Regional 2021 Scholastic Art Awards.

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January 6th, 2021

PA Virtual Family Featured in Local News Article

The Bucks County Courier Times recently published an article featuring the McGuckin family.

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December 4th, 2020

PA Virtual Student Recognized as Artist of the Month

Joshua Griffith, a 6th grade student at PA Virtual, was selected as the PBS39 Artist of the Month for December.

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November 20th, 2020

PA Virtual Graduate Featured in College Newspaper

Nathan Tack, Class of 2019 graduate, was recently featured in a Penn State News article.

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November 11th, 2020

PA Virtual Music Teacher Nominated for Yamaha's 40 Under 40 Program

Mark Wasilko, Middle School Music Teacher, was nominated for Yamaha’s Music Educator 40 Under 40. The program is meant to highlight young music educators who inspire students, colleagues, and their community. He was nominated for his work at PA Virtual, overseeing a large number of students in middle school music.

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October 12th, 2020

PA Virtual Staff Member Featured in Local Newspaper

Doug Wessels, Director of Public Affairs & Accountability at PA Virtual, was recently featured in a news release along with Agora Cyber Charter School CEO, Rich Jensen.

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October 7th, 2020

Graduate Enrolls Daughter at PA Virtual

Kayla Turner, Class of 2015 graduate, recently enrolled her daughter into 4th grade at PA Virtual for the 20-21 school year.

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September 8th, 2020

PA Virtual Parent Ambassador Featured on Good Day PA

Cindy Dingeldein, a former PA Virtual parent and current Parent Ambassador Regional Coordinator, appeared on ABC27's Good Day PA on Thursday, September 3rd.

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August 3rd, 2020

PA Virtual Recognized as a 2020 Best School by Niche

We're thrilled to announce that PA Virtual has been recognized as a 2020 Best School by Niche!

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July 8th, 2020

PA Virtual Staff to Present at Blackboard World Conference

Several PA Virtual staff will be presenting at the upcoming 2020 Blackboard World Conference, which will be held on July 21st and July 22nd. The staff presenting are Heather Brandt, Kathryn Celedonia, Renee Keiser, Jennifer Nester, Jennifer Slater, Kat Anderson, Melissa Alcaro, and Diana Perney.  

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June 19th, 2020

PA Virtual Honor Society Earns Governor's Civic Engagement Award

PA Virtual’s Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society, led by High School History and Government teachers Ms. Svoboda and Mr. Davis, successfully earned the Governor’s Civic Engagement Silver Award.

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May 29th, 2020

PA Virtual Teachers Support Their Brick and Mortar Colleagues

The current school closures forced many teachers to re-evaluate how they engage with their students. Many of PA Virtual’s teachers have been leading the way in supporting their brick and mortar friends and colleagues by providing advice and training to teachers across Pennsylvania.

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March 26th, 2020

PA Virtual High School Student Contributes to Local Newspaper

Abigayle Regensburger, a current 11th grade student at PA Virtual, wrote an article about the continuity of education at PA Virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic, which was published in the Reading Eagle newspaper.

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March 4th, 2020

PA Virtual Students Chosen as Regional Winners in PennDOT Innovations Challenge

A team of three PA Virtual High School students were selected as the District 6 winner for PennDOT's third Innovations Challenge. The team members include Layla Koon, Alysandra Chen, and Logan Seaver. They will move on to the statewide competition in Harrisburg on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

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November 4th, 2019

Dr. Chandler Recognized for Completion of the Superintendent's Academy

Dr. John Chandler, CEO of PA Virtual Charter School, was one of 51 school administrators recognized for completing the Pennsylvania Superintendent's Academy.

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July 2nd, 2019

Is Cyber School Right for Your Child? A Conversation with PA Virtual Charter School

PA Virtual teacher Laura Afshari and Doug Wessels, Director of Public Affairs & Accountability, were interviewed by Loraine Ballard Morrill from iHeartMedia Philadelphia. In this podcast, Laura and Doug discuss the importance of school choice and why families choose cyber charter schools for their children.

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June 27th, 2019

Teen Philanthropists Award $15,000 to Increase Opportunities for Youth in Reading

Class of 2019, PA Virtual graduate, Nicholas Griffith was a leader on the 2018-2019 Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Committee. This committee met during the school year to learn about philanthropy, discuss issues facing youth in the community, evaluate organizations that tackle those issues, and decide which groups will receive grants.

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June 26th, 2019

Graduate Awarded Position at the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie

Class of 2012 graduate Holly D. Workman has attained her Master’s of Music degree in violin performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Workman was awarded the violin position at the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie on full scholarship in Frankfurt, Germany.  

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February 13th, 2019

PA Virtual Student Leads National School Choice Week in Phoenixville

Students from all across the greater Philadelphia region descended on Renaissance Academy Charter School in Phoenixville on Jan. 23 to celebrate National School Choice Week. Alex Strang, an 11th grader in Collegeville from Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, kicked off the event by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

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May 29th, 2018

York County Virtual Charter Student Recognized for Creative Writing

Jasmine Moss, a sophomore at PA Virtual Charter School from Windsor Township, won a Silver Key for her short story in the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

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May 18th, 2018

Sketchbook Art Contest Winner: Joshua Griffith

Originally posted in the Reading Eagle on May 9, 2018

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September 15th, 2017

A Lesson in Culture for Area Cyber Students

Originally posted by WBRE on September 15, 2017

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September 15th, 2017

PA Virtual Charter School Students Meet For Day Of Activities And Fun

Originally posted by CBS Philly on September 15, 2017

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September 5th, 2017

Cyber School is Back in Session

Originally posted by WBRE on September 5, 2017

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June 10th, 2017

Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School Prom 2017

Originally posted on Lancaster Online on June 9, 2017

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April 6th, 2017

Mill Hall student wins cyber charter school art, writing contest

Originally posted in the Express on April 6, 2017

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November 19th, 2016

Seniors join students to warm Monroe County homeless

Originally posted in Pocono Record on Nov 19, 2016

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November 6th, 2016

Bucks County Senior Holding Fundraiser For Cancer Organization

Originally posted in the Patch on  Nov 6, 2016

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August 25th, 2016

Author Spotlight: Alexis Dingledein

Originally posted on ABC 27 on August 25th 2016

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July 20th, 2016

In defense of cyber schools

Originally Posted in the Sunbury Daily Item on July 20, 2016

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July 19th, 2016

Michigan educator named CEO of PA Virtual Charter School

Originally published on Philly.com on July 19, 2016

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June 10th, 2016

PA Virtual Charter School Prom 2016

Originally published in Lancaster Online on June 10, 2016

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February 15th, 2016

Dover teen selected to perform at Carnegie Hall

Originally Published in FlipsSidePA (York Daily Record) on February 15, 2016

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February 3rd, 2016

Plymouth Active Adult Center and PA Virtual create charitable sleeping bag from discarded quilt

Originally Published in the Scranton Times Leader on February 3, 2016

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December 22nd, 2015

PA Virtual Charter School 'Cupcake Wars' lets students meet in Monroeville

Originally Published on TribLive on December 22, 2015

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