Reach Cyber Charter School—
Free Public Online School in Pennsylvania

Reach Cyber Charter School (Reach Cyber) is an educational program supported by Connections Academy, a leader in virtual education that has brought success to many students in Pennsylvania.

Reach Cyber is a tuition–free online public school option available for students throughout Pennsylvania. Reach Cyber serves students in grades K–12.

At Reach Cyber, we know that every student has unique talents, goals, and learning preferences. That's why we deliver a cyber learning program that's tailored to each student's abilities, interests, and learning styles. Take a look at how we combine state-of-the-art technology, an award-winning curriculum, and personalized attention from state-certified teachers to create a Pennsylvania cyber school unlike any other.

Our students learn at home—at a pace that's right for them. Through our secure, easy-to-use education management system, students and parents can easily find everything they need to communicate with teachers, access daily lessons, take assessments, and more.

What Is Cyber School?

Get a quick overview of our award-winning curriculum, caring teachers, technology, and socialization opportunities.

Three Flexible Graduation Pacing Options

Because Reach Cyber courses are offered throughout the year—during the fall, spring, and summer sessions—our online high school provides school students in Pennsylvania three flexible graduation pacing options for meeting state education standards.

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Typical Number of Courses (Credits) Taken During Each Term

Graduation Pacing Options Summer Fall Spring Total Number of Courses (Credits)
Traditional Pace (K-12) 
Students take a full course load in the fall and spring sessions.

This option is available to students at all grade levels.
0 (0 credits) 6 (3 credits) 6 (3 credits) 12 (6 credits)
Year Round Pace (K-12)
Students take fewer courses than a typical course load in the fall and spring sessions, but also attend the summer session.

This option became available in July 2017, as part of the 2017-2018 school year. It is available to students at all grade levels.
  4 (2 credits)   4 (2 credits)   4 (2 credits) 12 (6 credits)
Accelerated Pace (9-12)
Students attend summer, fall, and spring sessions full-time, enabling them to graduate early.

This option is available to students at the high school level.
2 – 4 (1 – 2 credits) 6 (3 credits) 6 (3 credits) 14 – 16 courses (7 – 8 credits)