PASD Virtual Academy

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The PASD Virtual Academy is a NEW, exciting choice for those students and families who prefer the option of online learning.  All that you already know and trust about a Phoenixville education is now available online for any student K-12.

The Phoenixville Area School District has a long history of designing our educational programs to best meet student needs.  With the addition of a fully integrated online learning option, we are providing families with flexibility and a choice… attend our top-ranked schools in person OR join our new Virtual Academy.  Either way, you will receive a high-quality education designed to fit the needs of your child and family.

Every measure for all 15 of Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools shows them lagging well behind traditional public schools in state assessments, graduation rates, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), and state performance rankings.  The PASD Virtual Academy is a part of our district infrastructure and taught by our own highly qualified teachers, allowing students to continue as a part of the “Phantom Phamily”.

In the spring of 2019, PASD responded quickly with remote learning for all students.  The PASD Virtual Academy builds on all of the things we have learned from that experience, with a NEW, robust program ensuring all students receive the best possible education…in the format they prefer.  Unlike cyber charters, the PASD Virtual Academy will mirror our existing curriculum and daily schedule, created and delivered “LIVE” by PASD teachers.

Students enrolled in PASD Virtual Academy will have access to all of the services available to those students attending in person.  These include athletics, award-winning music and theater programs, extra-curricular activities, and student support and counseling services.  In addition, all PASD Virtual Academy students will receive a PASD diploma and participate in graduation ceremonies with all of their Phoenixville classmates.

If you would like to learn more, or have questions, please contact Dr. Le Roy Whitehead or 484-927-5013, PASD Assistant Superintendent.

To register for the PASD Virtual Academy, please contact Nancy Marsh or 484-927-5051. 

Things to Know

• 100% of our teachers are certified/highly qualified

• Chorus, Band, and Orchestra (offered at elementary, middle, and high school) are part of our nationally recognized music program

• 26 PIAA sports are offered at the high school; a no-cut policy at the middle and high school ensure every student has the opportunity to participate and grow in their chosen sport

• Extra-curricular offerings include a wide variety of clubs and activities for every level

• Half of all high school students are enrolled in at least one AP course

• A PASD diploma is highly valued—the Class of 2020 was offered more than $12,300,000 in college scholarships

Upon graduation, PASD Virtual Academy
students will continue
on their journey
backed by a PASD diploma.

Dare to Compare

• Our graduation rate is 94.3%  -- nearly 35% higher as compared to regional cyber schools

• PASD schools are consistently ranked among the best high schools in Pennsylvania—PAHS
was named a 2020 Best High School by U.S. News & World Report—ranked #49 in Pennsylvania

• PASD Keystone Exam scores are all higher than any of the regional cyber schools (see charts below)

• Our graduates are accepted to some of the finest colleges/universities in the country

• All PASD Virtual Academy students have full access to PASD student support services, extra-curricular activities, athletics, clubs, an award-winning music program, and much more.
    » Full array of student support services, including counseling, learning support and mental health services
    » Career Exploration Program
    » College & Career Readiness

All PASD Virtual Academy courses are taught by our own highly qualified teachers—many of whom have direct ties to the Phoenixville community.
Questions?  Email: whiteheadl@pasd.com

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