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Penn Hills Cyber Academy

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The Penn Hills School District offers a traditional high school, middle school, and elementary setting; it also has an exciting opportunity for students interested in an online setting or blended model of learning.  The Penn Hills School District is currently partnering with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit & Waterfront Learning to offer Penn Hills students the opportunity to attend a full-time cyber program. Penn Hills Cyber Academy has opportunities for students in grades 7-12.  Enrollment is based on an agreement between the school district and the student’s family. This program offers children an opportunity to complete school work using online curricula at home, while allowing Cyber Academy students the opportunity to participate in activities sponsored by the district-including sports and extracurriculars.  Each Penn Hills Cyber Academy student who completes all program requirements will be awarded a Penn Hills High School diploma and will be eligible to participate in the Penn Hills High School commencement exercises with their peers.

Why Choose Penn Hills Cyber Academy?

Penn Hills School District is dedicated to meeting the needs of ALL students including those who do not choose a traditional school setting.  The Penn Hills Cyber Academy is designed to provide students in grades K-12 with a high quality rigorous education and an excellent educational experience.  One of our primary goals is to allow our students to be part of a learning community by interacting with their peers and Penn Hills staff.  Some of what we have to offer:

  • Highly Qualified Teachers
  • Wide variety of courses and elective course options
  • A robust and rigorous curriculum 
  • Ability to attend Forbes Road Career and Technical Center grades 10-12
  • Flexibility in program design
  • Individualized instruction 
  • Monitoring of progress by teachers and parent
  • Computer provided for use by the Penn Hills School District 
  • Guidance counseling for support and career and/or college planning
  • Technical support
  • Ability to work from anywhere and at any time of day
  • Ability to participate in school sponsored field trips and extra-curricular activities
  • Ability to participate in PHSD athletics and activities
  • Instructional center hours available for students to work with teachers
  • Eligible to receive a Penn Hills High School diploma and to participate in Penn Hills High School commencement exercises

Recent News

Penn Hills School District Exits Financial Recovery Status

We are thrilled to announce that the Penn Hills School District has officially exited Financial Recovery status. This monumental achievement was announced on May 23, 2024, by Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education, Dr. Khalid Mumin, at Penn Hills Middle School.

Linton Middle School's Heartfelt Mentor Appreciation

Over the past two days, Dr. Robinson and YESS Team member Miss Nia guided over 30 eighth-grade students in delivering a special gift to someone of their choosing. About a month ago, an idea was hatched to create t-shirts that allow our kids to give thanks to someone in the building who has truly been a mentor to them during their time at Linton.

Spotlight on: A Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunity

Educators and students, we're excited to share a fantastic summer opportunity that's gaining recognition across the state! Sigma Resources’ subsidiary, Simcoach Games, is partnering with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and regional schools to offer the Junior Game Developer Pre-Apprenticeship in video game development.

Free After-school Meal Program Launches in Penn Hills School District

The Penn Hills School District, in collaboration with The Nutrition Group, is excited to announce the launch of a new initiative aimed at providing free afterschool meals to school-age children within the community. This program is part of a broader effort to support the nutritional needs of children and ensure they have access to healthy meals outside of regular school hours.

PA FAFSA Submission Deadline Extended

In an important update for students and families across Pennsylvania, the Board of Directors at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has extended the submission deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to June 1, 2024.

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