California Area School District Cyber Academy
We believe that highly effective teaching and learning can happen anywhere and anytime. Children, and their families, deserve an education designed around their individual needs, interests and abilities. We know that children learn at varying paces and they should have an opportunity to advance at their own pace. The children in our community remain part of our community and will be taught by our community educators.
- Students will take classes in a fully online setting.
- Students can work at their own pace to complete course work.
- Students will graduate with a California Area School District Diploma.
- Students will be taught by California Area School District Teachers.
- Students will receive a Chromebook and any other necessary technology to use for the program.
- School counselors, psychologists and other support staff are available to help.
- Technology support is available online, on the phone or in person.
- Students can attend all extra-curricular activities. This includes, but is not limited to: sports, intramural, dances and proms, and clubs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your child will remain a California Area School District student with the capability of choosing the program of study that is individualized to his/her needs. Your child will be able to choose the classes he/she would like to complete, without the restrictions of meeting a schedule. Your child will also graduate with a California Area School District diploma.
Are all students eligible to attend the California Area School District Cyber Academy?
The California Area School District Cyber Academy serves all students enrolled in Grades K-12 in California Area School District.
Is there a cost to attend the California Area School District Cyber Academy?
No. There is no cost for California Area School District students to attend.
How do I enroll my student in the California Area School District Cyber Academy?
To enroll your child in the California Area School District Cyber Academy, you may register directly via this link: https://bit.ly/CALCyber.
If my child is not computer literate, can he or she still participate? Is support available?
Your student will be provided with all the necessary support to navigate the website to access their classes. Support staff will also provide all the technical assistance and help that your student will need to be successful. Teachers are also able to assist students with questions about either course content or the technology involved in online learning.
What social opportunities are available to my student?
All students remain enrolled in the California Area School District. They are able to join in any clubs or activities offered in our schools as long as they remain residents of the School District.
Is the California Area School District Cyber Academy curriculum accredited?
Yes, our online curriculum mirrors that of traditional courses and is aligned with Pennsylvania State Standards and Assessment Anchors.
What will be required of my child, during the school year?
All Pennsylvania students in Grades K-12 are required to attend school. All courses are created based on this requirement. Students will be expected to remain on target for both attendance and completion of courses.
Will my child be required to participate in standardized testing?
Yes. Depending on their grade level, all students in the California Area Cyber Academy are required to participate in District- and state-directed standardized testing. The California Area School District's Assessment Schedule, including PSSA and Keystone exam schedules, is posted on our website.
What are the requirements for graduation?
All students must meet the graduation requirements outlined in Policy 217: Graduation.
Will my child have access to the guidance counselors in the California Area School District?
Yes. All students enrolled in the California Area Cyber Academy will have access to the school counselor for their grade level. School counselors provide the same services to California Area Cyber Academy students as they do for the California Area School District students. School counselors may be contacted by e-mail or by contacting the designated school building.
Will my child receive a diploma? Is there a graduation ceremony?
Students who participate in the California Area Cyber Academy are eligible to receive a California Area High School diploma as well as to participate in graduation ceremonies with all graduating California Area students. Students may also order transcripts through the guidance office as needed to support college and work endeavors.
Can my child participate in Career and Technical Center while attending the California Area Cyber Academy?
Yes, we encourage students to choose the education path that best fits their goals in life.
Does the California Area Cyber Academy have a gifted program?
The California Area Cyber Academy follows Chapter 16 of the Pennsylvania State Code regarding gifted students.
Is there a special education program?
Yes. The California Area Cyber Academy follows all federal and state regulations and standards for special education students. As a public school, we implement Chapter 14 for special education and Chapter 15 for 504 Protected Handicapped Students.