Students have the opportunity to meet any of their teachers for additional help on their daily assignments. At 3:00 p.m. every day, students can meet with their teachers virtually via a video call, phone call, or chat.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
To provide a behavioral support system to high school students, PA Distance utilizes Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all students by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. High school students are given monthly projects to show their progress in exhibiting what PA Distance called our Core Four, made up of four behaviors we feel students need in order to be successful in life as well as school. These include organization, self-advocacy, working independently, and attending school.
As a reward for students exhibiting our Core Four behaviors, high school students can enter a monthly prize drawing.
We require all of our students to go through our career education and work program in order to prepare them for life after online high school in PA. Requirements vary based on grade level. For more specific information, please see our Career Readiness page.