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The number of Pennsylvania online high schools is growing as the state explores new, exciting ways to offer the option of a comprehensive digital K-12 education for students at all levels of their education.

Online high schools in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has embraced the online revolution -- in fact, Philadelphia hosted the 2011 conference of The International Society for Technology in Education. At this conference, participants discussed the "new normal," meaning the post-recessionary outlook for education, and virtual solutions as a way to create a student-centric version of learning.

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The Keystone State has created a Digital Learning Network to foster online K-12 education made possible by a $500,000 federal grant. Administrators from districts across the state are focused on standardizing online offerings to all students. A Virtual High School Commission was appointed by the legislature to study the feasibility of a state virtual school.

Public and private Pennsylvania online high schools

Public online high schools in Pennsylvania are typically charter schools. More than a dozen K-12 cyberschools serve school districts with full-time programs, while other districts offer a mix of supplemental and full-time studies. Programs are free for students in each of the served districts. Virtual schools may feature in-person support at satellite offices, educational field trips, fine art programs, and acceleration or enrichment programs for gifted students.

Pennsylvania's public online charter schools enrolled 24,603 K-12 students in the 2009-10 school year, an increase of 11 percent from the previous year, according to the Evergreen Education Group. This number grew by 16 percent to reach 28,578 students in 2010-2011. As one example, a full-time online charter school had a class of 500 when it opened, and by 2011 it served a student body of more than 11,000.

Students and parents can also choose among private, full-time online high schools in Pennsylvania, which feature diploma-focused programs. For-fee schools may provide increased flexibility in scheduling or studies tailored for individual students. Explore your choices for public and private online high schools in Pennsylvania and find a program that best suits your distance-education needs.

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Pennsylvania Online High Schools

Unfortunately, we don't have information on schools that offer high school programs in Pennsylvania at this time. However, you can search our directory of national online high school programs for options that may fit your needs.
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Online High Schools in PA

Our school report cards help you discover online high school options in Pennsylvania. Since we list information about each school, we help you compare a variety of schools side-by-side, in one place.

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Unfortunately, we don't have information on schools that offer high school programs in Pennsylvania at this time. However, you can search our directory of national online high school programs for options that may fit your needs.