Phoenixville Area School District debuts cyber curriculum for fall

    Beginning this fall, students more suited to a cyber education will be able to get one through the Phoenixville Area School District.

    Part of an effort to prevent students from leaving the district for other online charter programs, the district will launch its program this fall and allow participants to take part in district extracurriculars and other programs.

    Designed for sixth- through 12th-graders, the Virtual Academy will provide free computers and Internet access to students who enroll in three classes or more per year, the West Chester Daily Local reports.

    Cyber students can also take advantage of the district’s partnership with Immaculata University, which allows high school juniors and seniors to take college courses at a reduced rate to start their bachelor’s degrees early.

    The program is expected to offset the $13,000 in estimated revenue loss in state educational funding as the result of students going to cyber schools.

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