Why We Exist

As a public cyber charter school, we provide a welcoming environment for our students across Pennsylvania to learn and grow. Our teachers get to know each child, understand their needs, and personalize their learning experience to provide an outlet for success. We bring out the best in each student and each student brings out the best in us, too.

Our blended learning model combines teacher-led live learning experiences with asynchronous learning activities. Our teachers are dedicated to making sure that each student has what they need to succeed. Teaching matters to us and so do our students.

PA Distance is Where Teaching Still Matters. 

Our Mission

To blend proven classroom teaching techniques with educational technologies to promote academic growth for all students.

Students need a partnership. They need a teacher to work with them in real time, as large groups, in small groups, and one-on-one sessions to ensure their learning needs are being met, and they are experiencing academic growth.

Mrs. Katie Heiles, Research & Development Coordinator

PA Distance is a community of educators and learners. To us, teaching is not just a job, it’s a craft. We continuously strive to be better teachers than we were the year prior. Stagnancy is short-lived. Routine isn’t routine.

Mr. Peter Mysels, High School Social Studies Teacher

There are lots of instructional tools and programs used to deliver content in today’s “classroom”, but it is the teacher that personalizes the concepts for the students.

Mrs. Coleen Brennen, 7th Grade Science Teacher

I love that I am surrounded by highly trained staff that I can learn from, and that I do work each day that I am not only passionate about, but that makes a difference in student lives.

Ms. Laura Budd, Career Education & Work Special Education Teacher

At PA Distance, we care about the students’ academic well-being. Not all students are the same, and we are willing to personalize their learning experience.

Ms. Carol Smialek, High School Social Studies Teacher

At PA Distance, we…

  • Value Federal & State Regulations

  • Promote Professional Growth for Teachers & Staff

  • Personalize Learning Experiences

  • Support Students from All Over the State