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Why Virtual Academy?

  • Expanded course catalog

  • Stay competitive with cyber charters

  • Align to district planned instruction

  • Flexible Scheduling

  • Reporting tools for grades and attendance

  • Wide selection of programming

  • Accessibility

  • Personalized learning experience

  • Comfortable learning environment

  • Asynchronous and synchronous learning available 

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A Personalized Educational Experience

The flexibility of online learning allows students to customize their educational experience. The WCSDVA provides your student with a personalized learning approach, where they can work from the comfort of their homes or anywhere there is Internet access. With the opportunity to create their own course schedule, students benefit from learning options tailored to meet their individual needs.

K-12 Curriculum

The Virtual Academy Offers a high quality virtual education for students in grades K-12.  We are continually adding courses to the ever-expanding course catalog, giving your student a real classroom education, online.  All courses are standards-based, to insure the highest quality education for students.

Our curriculum has been specifically designed for use in online instruction and time-tested for over a decade.  Each course is backed by PA certified teachers and lays the groundwork for future academic success by:

  • Building a solid foundation in reading, writing and mathematics

  • Developing lifelong learning and analytical skills

  • Encouraging exploration, critical thinking and problem solving

Students will have all the resources needed at their fingertips from top educational leaders like:

  • Accelerate Education

  • Schools PLP

  • Lincoln Learning

  • Pointful Education

  • eDynamic Learning

The WCSDVA provides services to any student within the borders of the Warren County School District or any other cooperating school district.

Hometown Diploma

Our Virtual Academy allows students to obtain their diploma from their local school as well as the opportunity to walk at graduation with their peers.

Technology

K-5 teachers engage in live lessons through Accelerate Education.  In addition, a full-time teacher is available on site from 7:55 am. to 3:15 pm. every day. Grades 6-12 use a variety of learning curriculum supported by certified WCSD teachers.

Course Schedules

 Students are able to se up a course schedule that works for them.  We offer:

  • Full-time

  • Part-time

  • Custom (as little as 1-2 courses)

  • Credit Recovery Programs

NCAA Approved

Through the WCSD Virtual Academy students are able to participate in their local school's sports teams. Our curriculum is NCAA Approved, which means we adhere to academic standards that student athletics must meet in order to compete in intercollegiate athletics.

Extracurricular Activities

While attending the Virtual Academy, student are able to participate in their local school's extracurricular activities.  The flexibility of our curriculum allows students to work around these social activities.

Accreditation

We have partnered with Connections Education, which has delivered successful virtual instruction to hundreds of thousands of students in the last decade and is accredited by AdvancED.  Each course offered by the Virtual Academy is backed by PA certified teachers.

Additional Opportunities

The WCSD Virtual Academy offers additional opportunities such as: Going to your local school for additional courses, field trips, attending school dances and proms, local technical school offerings, local events, guest speakers, career counseling and more.

Virtual Academy Courses

If you click on the link below, you will find the K-12 Course Catalog for the 21-22 school year.

Elementary

K - 5

Middle School

6th - 8th

High School 

9th - 12th

 

How to......

Virtual Academy Tutorial on the Learning Management System (K-5)

This video is for families with a student in grades K-5 enrolled in a Virtual Academy course. The Virtual Academy uses an online learning management system that you will need to understand and use to successfully navigate courses.

Note Taking and Speech Stream Toolbar

This video shows students how to access course features such as the note taking and the Speech Stream toolbar.

Elementary Tutorial

This video shows elementary users how to get to a Virtual Academy course and access your activities.

Middle School and High School Tutorial

This video shows elementary users how to get to a Virtual Academy course and access your activities.

Attending a Zoom Meeting

Virtual Academy students will need to use Zoom to attend virtual meetings. Watch this video to learn how!

Monitoring Progress & Grades

Virtual Academy students and parents will want to watch this video to see how they can monitor student progress and grades.

 
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Karen Lindell

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Virtual Academy Elementary Teacher

Mrs. Lindell graduated from Mercyhurst College with degrees in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education . She also served in the Army Reserves.  She has taught in the Warren County School District since 1998.  Mrs. Lindell and her family live on a dairy farm. Her favorite times are spent with her son and daughter especially watching them play sports for their school teams.

Allix Munch

2nd & 3rd Grade Virtual Academy Elementary Teacher

Hello!  My name is Allix Munch.  I teach 2nd and 3rd grade for the Virtual Academy Program.  I am certified in Elementary Education K-6 and Special Education K-12.  I also have a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  I graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and earned my master's degree from Gannon University.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my twin sister and my niece, walking my dog, reading, and watching NASCAR races.  My phone number is 814-723-0574 ext. 1325.  My email is muncha@wcsdpa.org.

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Sharon Scully

4th & 5th Grade Virtual Academy Elementary Teacher

I am certified in elementary education and special education. I have been teaching in the Warren County School District for 24 years.  I have spent 20 years of my career teaching 4th grade.

Kendra Darr

Math and Science Virtual Academy Middle/High School Teacher

Mrs. Darr attended Clarion University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. She then received her Master’s in Middle Level Instruction from the University of Edinboro. Mrs. Darr has been teaching middle level science and math for the past 10 years and virtually for the past 3 years. She is passionate about her middle school students and enjoys meeting with them virtually. Mrs. Darr also enjoys camping with her family, watching football on Sunday’s, and cheering her three daughters on at their soccer games.

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Kris Black

Elementary/Middle School Health and Physical Education Virtual Academy Instructor

Mr. Black attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education. For the past twenty-two years, Mr.  Black has taught in the Warren County School District. Classes taught include Health 7, Health 9, First Aid and CPR, Outdoor Education, Competitive Sports, Recreational Sports, Strength and Weight Training, and Walking for Personal Fitness.

Christina Burns

English and Social Studies Virtual Academy Middle School Teacher

Mrs. Burns attended St. Vincent College and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  Recently, she earned her certificate in Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies.   Mrs. Burns has taught in the Warren County School District for over 20 years. Classes taught include kindergarten, 6th grade, 5th grade, 4th grade, and now Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies.

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Natalie Black

English Virtual Academy High School Teacher

Mrs. Black attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Composition. For the past twenty two years, Mrs. Black has taught in the Warren County School District. Classes taught include English College Preparatory 11 & 12, Honors English 11, English 12, SAT Verbal, Mystery Detective, Creative Writing, Greek Mythology, and Alternative Education English 9-12.

Charles Hayes IV

Science Virtual Academy High School Teacher

Mr. Hayes attended Ohio University and studied Forensic Chemistry, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences in Secondary Education: Chemistry and Walden University earning a Master’s of Education in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Mr. Hayes teaches Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Earth & Space Science in Warren County School District, including College in High School Chemistry through the University of Pitt at Bradford, and Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, and Astronomy for the Warren County Cyber School: Virtual Academy. He is also advisor for his school’s Envirothon and JETS science competition teams. Mr. Hayes is proud to be one of many passionate teachers in his family.

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Shannon Linkerhof

Health and Physical Education Virtual Academy High School Teacher

Mrs. Linkerhof graduated from Edinboro University with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education. She has also obtained a master’s degree from Gannon University in Curriculum and Instruction. Mrs. Linkerhof has been employed by the Warren County School District since 2007 teaching Health, Physical Education, as well as Computer/Business courses to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, 4wheeler riding, and hunting. Mrs. Linkerhof has a passion for PE and feels she has one of the "best jobs in the world".

William D. Vanatta

Social Studies Virtual Academy Middle/High School Teacher

Let me share a little bit about myself. I have been teaching students for just over 26 years. The last 23 ½ years have been with Warren County School District. I specialize in Social Studies, which have a plethora of courses. My responsibilities with Warren Virtual Academy have me over see course such as; Government, Civics, Economics, U.S. History (1 and 2), World History, Geography, Middle School Social Studies, Psychology, Forensics, and History of the Holocaust.
I graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Education. Spent a short period of time teaching in Maryland until I secured a job with WCSD. Coaching high school football takes up most of my time away from school. I have enjoyed the world of coaching for the past 15 years.

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Neal Kent

Virtual Academy Online Coordinator

I currently teach Personal and Family Finance, Financial Literacy, Life Skills: Navigating Adulthood. I also monitor the students who use the program, checking on attendance and progress.  I feel this program has been very successful and is growing, with many more students utilizing every year.  While Cyber School may not be for everyone, it can be a highly successful experience if a student is motivated, organized, and has a good support system.

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Natalie Massa

Virtual Academy Services Support Staff Member/Secretary

Mrs. Massa graduated with her Business Administration degree in 2007 from Western School of Health and Business in Monroeville, PA.  

Certified Training:  

  • Leadership and Supervisory Skills for Women 

  • Creating an Extraordinary Organization (CEO2) 

  • DiSC Personality Profile Analysis 

  • Root Cause Analysis Tool – Quality Improvement  

  • Workplace Harassment Prevention Certified 


She followed her purpose and passion by coming to our school district in 2020 with hopes of possibly helping our youth anyway possible.  

You can find her in her spare time spending time with her husband and two elementary children camping, hiking, fishing, or boating in our beautiful local areas.   

“Help One Another”  

“With my caring, outgoing, and personable personality I inspire myself and others to help one another. Whether it is holding a hand, donating a dollar, or having a conversation with someone that is lonely. So that our world can be a little bit of a better place for my friends and family.”  

Mike Cradduck

Virtual Academy Assistant Principal

Mr. Cradduck graduated from Edinboro University with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education. He has also obtained a master’s degree from West Minister College in School Counseling. Mr. Cradduck was employed by the Forest Area School District from 2010 – 2021 where he taught Health, Physical Education, Anatomy and Physiology, Driver Education, held the position of Athletic Director and in his last year with the district, was the School Counselor. In 2021, he joined the Warren County School District. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with my family, working out, kayaking, watching and playing sports, and hunting.

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Misty Weber

Virtual Academy Principal

I have worked in education for 22 years and have certifications in Elementary Education, middle level and secondary Social Studies, secondary English, Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction, and Instructional Design & Technology.  The Warren County School District Virtual Academy is a vision I created and became part of seven years ago that I am extremely proud of to see what it has grown into today.  
Virtual Academy Services works with Pennsylvania public school districts to provide virtual learning opportunities K-12.  VAS has an excellent team of teachers that are eager to work with students. This is an online, collaborative, and standards-based learning environment.  Students are able to have flexibility in their schedule if needed and work with teachers in both synchronous and asynchronous formats.  We provide a variety of options from full-time, part-time, and custom scheduling opportunities.   Virtual Academy Services offers a multitude of course levels ranging from Credit Recovery to Honors and College Prep.

 

Patrick Zapel

Math Virtual Academy High School Teacher

 

"We are so thankful for the Virtual Academy. My son could have never attended classes in high school in his situation. The online school gave him a sense of responsibility and the chance to learn how to be self-disciplined, knowing the work must be done. He was also thrilled to take the medical classes, since he is leaning in that direction after high school. THANK YOU VIRTUAL ACADEMY!"

Mother of Virtual Academy student

 

FAQ

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Where are my teachers located?

All teachers are Pennsylvania certified and located in Warren County School District.

How will I meet with my teachers?

Student-teacher meetings can be done virtually, through video conferencing, or you may set up a time with your teacher to meet face-to-face, if the teacher has time set aside in the teaching schedule.

How long does it take to be enrolled in the Virtual Academy?

Each individual circumstance is different. It can be as quick as 24 hours, and typically no longer than a week.

Will I receive a public school diploma?

Yes. Students will be able to walk in their home school’s graduation and receive a public school diploma.

Can I participate in sports and other extracurricular activities?

Yes, you absolutely can! Virtual Academy students are able to participate in all extracurriculars and sports offered by the Warren County School District.

Where can I work on my coursework? Do I have limited access since it's "Virtual"?

No, that doesn't mean limited access! Quite the opposite, actually. Since the Virtual Academy is a web-based program, students can access their course materials anywhere there is high speed Internet connection. Students can work at home, school, their local coffee shop, the library... anywhere with a connection!

What type and/or level of course are currently offered?

High school: Credit recovery, non-college prep, college prep, honors, and numerous electives including career-oriented courses. All courses are NCAA approved.

Middle school: Regular and advanced level coursework.


Elementary: K-5 coursework and specials.​

How many courses can one student take?

Students can choose and customize the amount of courses they take based on their specific needs and interests. A student may take anywhere from one to eight courses through the Virtual Academy.

Who can I contact for information?

For general questions, you may contact a guidance counselor or building principal. You may also submit an inquiry on our contact page here.


For more specific questions, please contact the Virtual Academy at 814-723-0574 ext. 1301.

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347 East Fifth Avenue Warren, PA 16365

814-723-0574

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