DALLASTOWN AREA CYBER ACADEMY
What is the Dallastown Area Cyber Academy?
The Academy is a comprehensive curriculum delivered in an online format designed as an alternative for families interested in another learning option for their students or for current cyber charter students living in the Dallastown Area School District (DASD).
Why did DASD create the Cyber Academy?
The District created the Academy to provide a local option for current residents who are either interested in this alternative or are currently enrolled in a cyber charter school. The Dallastown Area Cyber Academy presents to students greater learning opportunities than the current cyber academy option as well as a locally controlled comprehensive program that can lead to a Dallastown Area Cyber Academy diploma. While enrolled in the Dallastown Area Cyber Academy, students will have access to the district’s extracurricular activities and interscholastic athletics options, also. The cyber program is aligned to state curriculum standards.
What benefits will my student receive should we take this option?
As stated above, the Dallastown Area Cyber Academy presents a locally controlled and conceived option that differs from other cyber charter academies in several unique ways:
Successful completion of the four year program and full participation in the Dallastown Area Cyber Academy can result in a Dallastown Area Cyber Academy diploma
DASD staff members counsel, advise, and supervise students’ completion of online work and can assist in a smooth transition to the Dallastown Area High School should that option be considered
If qualified, students will have access to special education programs
Students will receive technology equipment as specified later in this informational sheet
Support from the district’s Instructional Technology Department personnel is available
Students can access and participate in the district’s extracurricular activities and interscholastic athletics programs as a result of participation in the Dallastown Area Cyber Academy as well as enrollment into regular on-site high school courses such as band, orchestra, chemistry, physics, and other courses
PSSA tests and Keystone Exams can be taken onsite in the district’s schools
What is provided to those enrolling in the district’s Cyber Academy?
Students will receive a computer, internet access reimbursement, curriculum and textbooks, technology support by the district’s Instructional Technology department, a one-time reimbursement for technology equipment and supplies up to $100, and individualized counseling, assistance, and support by district staff members.
What is the district staffing to support the program?
A teacher who is responsible for registering and coordinating the program (Stephanie Kilgore), a middle school or high school guidance counselor and technical assistance from the Instructional Technology staff.
What is the Curriculum?
On the pages that follow, courses that comprise the program are listed. The courses are aligned with Pennsylvania Academic Standards, are designed to engage students in a variety of activities and learning scenarios, are taught by highly qualified teachers, and can lead to a Dallastown Area Cyber Academy diploma.