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Different Paths Lead to Same Road to Educational Success

Using the power of the internet and innovation to overcome traditional boundaries of time and space, PA Cyber makes it possible to personalize the learning experience, connecting students and families with skilled and caring teachers

In her spare time, she glides in and out of dance genres. His laser focus landed him a first place trophy at the state’s DECA conference.

 

A lyrical and hip hop dancer and a business-minded champ served as 2019 class representatives at their commencement ceremonies last spring. True to PA Cyber’s class constituency, the graduates come from different backgrounds, have different interests and hail from opposite ends of the state. What they have in common is that they chose the path less traveled for their educations.

 

Morgan Osborne told fellow graduates, “No matter what we do, our past cannot be changed. We’ve all done things in our lives that we regret or wish happened differently…but what if changing those things led us to a life we weren’t happy living? If I hadn’t been bullied at my previous school, I wouldn’t be up on this stage speaking today, nor would I have met the amazing people I have in my life – the people who inspire me and bring me happiness every day.”

 

PA Cyber inspired Morgan to pursue her goals in her own way. She is thankful for the unique educational experience since enrolling in tenth grade.  

 

Her parents, Janet and Craig, researched possibilities and chose PA Cyber because of the positive comments they found. 

 

 

“We would recommend PA Cyber to parents who want their child to concentrate on their education,” Janet said. “We are extremely satisfied with the environment and experience, because the staff there has been friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Morgan’s academic advisor has helped to guide her in her class selections and  enhanced her knowledge for future endeavors.”

 

In addition to having the ability to work at his own pace, particularly during soccer season, Hunter Hardway said PA Cyber provided him distinct opportunities, such as a nuclear reactor tour and a college-level gel electrophoresis lab (DNA analysis) all in the same week.

 

“It was an incredible experience for me,” he said.

 

Hardway wanted to use his own story to inspire others. “To always take the extra mile,” he said, “is important for people to hear no matter what their post high school plans are.”   

 

Always going the extra mile translated into Hardway earning his Eagle Scout badge in 2017, serving as president of the history club, and excelling in DECA. He enrolled in PA Cyber in sixth grade. 

 

Parents and students can learn more by calling 1-888-PACYBER, extension 5739, or visiting pacyber.org.  

 

PA Cyber offers live and self-paced instruction, and meaningful interaction with teachers and peers. Offerings include creative and performing arts, STEM and gifted programs, AP classes, and clubs and activities. Laptops, printers, internet access, and instructional materials are provided at no cost.  

 

Using the power of the internet and innovation to overcome traditional boundaries of time and space, PA Cyber makes it possible to personalize the learning experience, connecting students and families with skilled and caring teachers anytime, from anyplace. At PA Cyber, the learning never stops. 

 

Photographs provided by PA Cyber.

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Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and does not charge tuition to students or families.

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