Policies

Committment Statements

CCA is a public cyber charter school whose mission is to provide each family and student with a world-class education that helps students grow into tomorrow’s adults. This mission requires the school, parent and student to be committed to the learning process. CCA commits to:

  • A strong instructional program tailored to each individual student’s needs and strengths.
  • Administrators who care deeply about your child’s success and communicate openly and honestly with parents and students. We commit to monitoring student performance and attendance.
  • Educators who motivate, inspire and support each student. Teachers will commit to personal contact with the learner on a weekly basis.
  • Providing the family and student with a computer, a voucher for a printer and internet subsidy to make learning possible.
  • Connecting each and every student to our school. When you enroll in our school, CCA will call you and your learner within five school days. The purpose of this call is to orient you to our school, its expectations and what you need to do to be successful.
  • Engaging each and every student. Once you have completed orientation, CCA will provide fun, engaging instruction.

Honor code

The CCA Honor Code serves to reinforce our students' commitment to academic excellence. All students and parents must sign this Honor Code upon enrollment.

FERPA

Parents, guardians and adult learners have the right to inspect, review, correct and/or amend their learner’s educational records. They also have the right to consent to the disclosure of personally identifiable information in their learner’s education records, and to file a complaint with the Department of Education concerning alleged failure by the school to comply with the requirements of FERPA. See Appendix C for more detailed information regarding rights under FERPA.

Protection of Pupil Rights

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment applies to programs that receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education. PPRA is intended to protect the rights of parents and students.

Bullying

Commonwealth Charter Academy is committed to providing a safe, positive, productive and nurturing educational environment for all of its students, and encourages the promotion of positive interpersonal relations among members of the school community.

Discipline and Due Process

All students enrolled at Commonwealth Charter Academy are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the rules of the school, and parents are expected to cooperate with the school staff in helping students to maintain this conduct.

Special Ed

According to state and federal special education regulations, annual public notice to parents of children who reside within Pennsylvania is required regarding child find responsibilities. School districts, intermediate units and charter schools are required to conduct child find activities for children who may be eligible for services via Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.