On Friday, January 29, PA Virtual students will join with others across the nation and celebrate National School Choice Week!
Where does cyber school funding come from? There are plenty of myths about the state of cyber education in Pennsylvania. Many families who are interested in alternative education, but may not be able to afford private or parochial options are turning to cyber charters as a solution. This series of blogs aims to answer many of the questions that our enrollment department hears on a daily basis.
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Did you know? This year over 30,000 partners in 68 countries joined a global movement called #GivingTuesday and raised over $116 million dollars for charities, small businesses, non-profits and government agencies globally. Held the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (and after Black Friday and Cyber Monday) #GivingTuesday aims to kick off the holiday giving season and bring people together around the values of service and giving back. How can you get in the giving spirit this holiday season? Here are a few ways you and your child can help in your community:
Sniffle season is upon us, and our nurses here are PA Virtual have a few tips on how to stay healthy this winter! In traditional brick and mortar schools, the common cold spreads very quickly this time of year. Cyber school students may be at an advantage when it comes to consistent exposure to germs, but that does not mean they won’t get sick. PA Virtual school nurse, Christina Woltjen has a few tips and tricks for students on how to stay healthy this winter:
Did you know? Just like traditional school districts, cyber students are required by state law to receive health screenings each year. The Pennsylvania Department of Education mandates all children in grades K-12 receive this screening, and depending on your age, also requires hearing, vision, and scoliosis tests at no cost to the student or family. PA Virtual nurses provide all of these services to our students– no matter where you live in the state!
Across the US we see countless celebrations of our service members and armed forces during the month of November. Every NFL game played by the Steelers and Eagles this month will honor veterans and active military during their Salute to Service initiative. Now is the perfect time of year for high school students to start thinking of their future and what they can do after graduation. At PA Virtual, our guidance counselors work extensively with students to help them assess what their next step should be after leaving our guidance.