Our Pennsylvania Cyber School

With Reach Cyber Charter School (Reach Cyber), students connect over the Internet to our outstanding curriculum and certified teachers. We provide a personalized, online learning experience designed to help each student achieve his or her goals.

Authorized by Pennsylvania Department of Education

Reach Cyber Charter School is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and supported by the Connections Academy family of public cyber schools. Reach Cyber utilizes the Connections Education program, which is accredited by AdvancED.

The Reach Cyber Charter School Experience

We share a common goal with parents: to ensure that students become productive, successful, and confident adults. Reach Cyber Charter School’s online program helps students build on their individual strengths and interests in a setting that is both safe and connected to a larger community.

Below are a few of the driving forces behind this unique approach:

Free Online Education, Outstanding Curriculum

At Reach Cyber, students receive a great public online education at no charge. There are no materials fees and no tuition charges. The Reach Cyber Charter School curriculum offers a robust selection of core courses, including AP® and Honors courses, that are designed to help students gain the knowledge and thinking skills they’ll need for life, work, and higher education. Our cyber school classes meet and exceed all national and state standards while also integrating the best texts, materials, and resources available to create a curriculum that keeps students engaged in new and creative ways.

Exceptional Teachers

The teachers are the foundation of the Reach Cyber experience. They are talented, passionate, certified, and specially trained to excel in online teaching. Teachers are drawn to our cyber school in Pennsylvania because they care about kids and believe that personalized one-on-one instruction really works.

Individual Attention

Each and every student has unique abilities, and all students perform better when they receive individual attention in a nurturing learning environment. These guiding principles are the foundation of Reach Cyber’s Personalized Performance Learning® approach. Using this method, Reach Cyber teachers get to know the learning style, skills, and interests of each student so they can give every student the best opportunity to excel. This approach also allows students to accelerate learning in areas of strength or receive extra attention in areas of weakness.

Parent-Supported Learning

When parents take an active role in education, students prosper. As Learning Coaches, parents can be closely involved in their children’s daily education. They’re able to see real progress every day and work with dedicated teachers to keep their students on track. Parents say this involvement is one of the most gratifying aspects of the online high school program.

Three Graduation Pacing Options

Reach Cyber Charter School students have three flexible graduation pacing options that make it possible to focus on personal interests—or to accelerate studies and graduate from our high school early.

  • Traditional Pace: Students take a full course load in the fall and spring sessions. This option is available to students at all grade levels.
  • Year Round Pace: Students take fewer courses than a typical course load in the fall and spring sessions, but they also attend the summer session. This track provides students with more time for other activities throughout the traditional school year, while still allowing them to complete a full workload over the course of the year. This option will be available beginning July 2017, as part of the 2017-2018 school year. It is available to students at all grade levels.
  • Accelerated Pace: Students attend fall, spring, and summer sessions full-time, enabling them to graduate early. This option is available to students at the high school level.

Easy-to-Use Technology

Reach Cyber Charter School’s user-friendly system, Connexus®, lets students access a welcoming and collaborative learning experience anywhere they have an Internet connection. Using conferencing and dynamic screen tools, our teachers conduct real-time interactive LiveLesson® sessions. In this cyber class time, students enjoy the lively interactions of a traditional classroom—but in an online setting. Parents love how easy it is to schedule lessons and access grades, too!

Socialization, Community, and Friendships

Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Even in a cyber setting, students meet regularly in online LiveLesson sessions and have opportunities to share ideas, compare experiences, and have fun learning together. And the flexibility of the program allows plenty of opportunities for students to pursue and explore other extracurricular activities outside of Reach Cyber Charter School or through Reach Cyber’s clubs and activities!

Jane Swan

Meet the Principal

Jane Swan

With a proven track record in student success, leadership, and communication skills, Mrs. Swan brings a wealth of knowledge and integrity to Reach Cyber Charter School. Most importantly, she always puts students and families first.

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Michael Hinshaw

Meet the Assistant Principal

Michael Hinshaw

"I have the privilege of interacting with teachers and families to enhance students’ learning experience and ensure progression. As the assistant principal, I have a responsibility to keep them motivated and engaged, so that they can in turn inspire their students to succeed in our online environment."

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