STEM-Focused Learning for All Ages
Reach Cyber Charter online stem school’s goal is to give every student a high-quality online education that emphasizes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Personalized learning and flexible pacing helps online school students reach their potential, while our engaging range of STEM opportunities make it possible for them to extend their learning beyond the curriculum.
What Is STEM Education?
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. An online STEM education not only offers these four disciplines in specific courses, but also provides hands-on STEM learning experiences and integrates opportunities to explore real-world applications across all disciplines in the curriculum.
To make STEM-based learning a priority for students in every grade level and every course, each teacher at Reach Cyber Academy is committed to encouraging students to explore STEM and delivering STEM-focused lessons that provide project-based learning experiences. These lessons are designed to spark students’ curiosity and to inspire them to explore the learning, research, and career options of these important fields of study. Students receive “STEM in a Box” kits full of materials they can use at home to expand their STEM knowledge through inquiry and teamwork.
Additional STEM Education Opportunities
- Back-to-School STEM Days. Reach Cyber kicks off each school year by bringing new and exciting STEM education activities to various regions of Pennsylvania, giving students and Learning Coaches the opportunity to meet their students’ Reach Cyber teachers, administration, and counselors—and each other.
- Reach Cyber Weather Station. Reach Cyber Charter School is the only cyber school in Pennsylvania working directly with WeatherSTEM®*. This state-of-the-art, multimedia weather station offers students opportunities to observe and learn about the weather and our environment.
- STEM Day Camps. STEM day camps are held throughout the school year to provide hands-on STEM-focused learning. Most camps provide LiveLesson sessions as well as in-person socialization opportunities for students.
- STEM Club. Students can participate in a teacher-led, online STEM Club where virtual students of all grade levels can expand and share their STEM learning with classmates who share their interests.
STEM Program Leadership and Partnerships
Reach Cyber Charter School’s STEM program is incorporated into all subjects throughout the curriculum, which gives students the opportunity to launch a lifelong interest in STEM and to inspire them to pursue higher education and careers in STEM fields.
To enhance STEM program opportunities for our students, Reach Cyber Charter School has partnered with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, a full STEM university. Through this partnership, Reach Cyber high school students can complete related STEM college courses and earn college credits.
STEM Education Credit
Reach Cyber online students have the unique opportunity to earn a STEM independent study credit (a science elective) toward their high school diploma. This enables a student to explore their passion for STEM while solving a unique problem of interest.