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    The Pottsgrove School District offers a district-sponsored cyber school option to students in grades 6-12. 

    We understand that for some learners and their families a cyber option may be a viable choice. When compared to other cyber options we believe our partnership with Brandywine Virtual Academy (BVA) provides a more comprehensive program – including more educational options, and more support services to students residing in our district.

    Some of the benefits of our BVA cyber option:

    • Students in the Brandywine Virtual Academy program are Pottsgrove students and will have access to library and guidance services and all of the student activities that the Pottsgrove School District makes available to its traditional students.
    •  Pottsgrove School District students in the Brandywine Virtual Academy program who meet all graduation requirements receive a Pottsgrove School District diploma.
    • Hybrid learning options allow our students to take some of their courses at school and some online.
    • The Pottsgrove School District ensures that the educational program and the curriculum meet the district’s and the PA Department of Education’s standards.
    • Students engage in a Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved curriculum taught by Pennsylvania-certified,highly-qualified teachers employed by the Brandywine Virtual Academy.
     
    Be cautious however, cyber education is not a good fit for every student and their family. Parents considering a full time cyber option for your child must weigh their increased time requirements. You may find this EdWeek article helpful as you consider your options.
     
    Our school counselors are available and happy to answer questions and discuss honestly the challenges, limitations, and benefits of cyber education. They are a great resource, and will assist in any way they can as you make the best choice for your child. 
     
     
    Cyber Student and Parent Resources
    Students using school district issued computers will find all the necessary software for Brandywine Virtual Academy on the Self Service Portal. All the installations you need are consolidated in one BVA Category, found in the left-hand menu. You can also get assistance from the Technology Support Specialist at the Middle School or High School.

    BVA Online Survival Kit contains some targeted resources maintained by Brandywine Virtual Academy staff. Remember, all requests for technical support on school district issued computers should be made to school district personnel through the Self Service Portal. Students can also go to the Technology Support Specialist at the High School or Middle School directly.

    Click here for the BVA Welcome Letter

    Click here for the Pottsgrove School District Acceptable Use Policy 
     

    Click here for information and resources for our DiLE initiative

     
    Fulltime BVA students, or students taking BVA courses to enrich or supplement their PGHS schedule, will be subject to the annual DiLE 1:1 Technology Fee, if applicable. Theft or damage will be covered in accordance with coverage terms. Explore the Theft/Damage Portal for more information regarding the damage/theft protection fee, deductibles, and user agreements.
     

    District Support
    For specific information concerning Brandywine Virtual Academy courses for your child please contact your School Counselor. They have a complete picture of your child's academic history, course/credit transcript, and other considerations related to Pottsgrove School District graduation requirements. 

    District/BVA Liaison
    Kelly Crowell (kcrowell@pgsd.org), Pottsgrove High School Guidance Secretary, at 610-326-5105 x7387.

    District BVA Administrator
    Dave Ramage, Ph.D. - Director of Integration for Learning & Instruction, x 1037