Our Pittsburgh Family Service Centers offer resources for students and families. From these centers, CCA teachers conduct virtual lessons, open house sessions and other events are held there, and families can stop in for in-person meetings or other services.
CCA Provides Online Public School Option for Pittsburgh Families
If your neighborhood school isn’t the right fit for your child, you have another public school option with Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA), a public cyber charter school in Pittsburgh, PA.
CCA Is a Fully Accredited PA Public Charter School
CCA is a K-12 public cyber charter school accredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.
This accreditation recognizes that CCA is providing thousands of students a quality education that can be reciprocated with other schools, and it validates the value of CCA’s education to other accredited institutions. The accreditation recognizes that, while CCA delivers education in a nontraditional model as a cyber school in Pittsburgh, it adheres to accreditation standards and is committed to continuous improvement in student learning.
Unlike traditional brick-and-mortar schools that teach the same thing at the same time to every student in a classroom, CCA’s educational model ensures that students can learn at their own pace through online real-time lessons, recorded lessons, field trips, independent study and hands-on, career-readiness opportunities. This flexibility allows CCA to work with students and families to customize an accredited curriculum to best suit their needs.
Tuition-Free Charter School for Pittsburgh Families
Our cyber charter school in Pittsburgh, PA, is authorized and overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. State law requires cyber charter schools to be operated as nonprofit entities. CCA is independently run but funded with public money from the school districts in which our students live. What does that mean for parents? You can choose to attend our tuition-free public school that puts your family first and offers a customized online education for students in Pittsburgh and across Pennsylvania.
CCA partners with the entire family to develop a customized plan to help your child succeed at our cyber school in Pittsburgh. Each family helps us determine a student’s interests, skills and educational needs, and we customize a suitable learning plan. If your child is advanced in one subject area but needs additional support in another, CCA teachers stand ready to provide extra attention and advanced instruction.
Upon their enrollment, we provide students with everything they need to get started – free use of laptop and printer, plus all course materials. CCA even offers an instructional support subsidy to help families with the cost of internet service. For qualified community classes, CCA can reimburse up to $200 per child per school year.
We Accept All Students in Grades K-12
As a public cyber charter school in Pittsburgh, CCA accepts all students from kindergarten through 12th grade who are Pennsylvania residents.
Our comprehensive online school offers real-time virtual classroom lessons, recorded lessons, workbook projects, field trips and other learning opportunities. Students learn at their own pace, when it’s convenient for the family.
CCA’s elementary school curriculum for grades K-5 is largely in print and supplemented by virtual content. It includes math, science, English language arts, social studies and multiple world languages.
Middle school students in grades 6-8 have subject-specific teachers and more virtual classes. In addition to the core curriculum, honors courses, electives and world languages are available.
CCA’s high school serves students in grades 9-12, guiding them into a successful future whether it involves college, technical school, the military or the workforce. In addition to core courses, there are multiple business, career and technology electives, career exploration opportunities, internships and AP, honors and college courses.
Our Pittsburgh facility also features TechWorks at CCA, where students will learn about virtual reality, artificial intelligence, drone piloting, computer programming and web development.
A sample schedule for students at our Pittsburgh cyber school might be:
Morning: English coursework
Afternoon: French live lesson
Midafternoon: Computer club
Early evening: Reading
Evening: Math practice
Morning: History coursework
Midmorning: Visit Carnegie Science Center
Afternoon: Virtual math class
Midafternoon: Virtual journalism lesson
Early evening: Girl Scouts
After dinner: Science coursework
Midmorning: AP calculus
Afternoon: Dance lessons
Midafternoon: Web design at TechWorks
Early evening: English coursework
After dinner: Babysitting
Enrolling in a Cyber Charter School in Pittsburgh, PA
Enrolling at our cyber charter school in Pittsburgh is quick and easy. With one form, you just need to provide your email address and name and we send you a secure enrollment link.
Completing CCA’s enrollment application takes about 15 minutes, and you can save and close the application at any time. After you submit the form, a member of our friendly CCA enrollment team will work with you to provide us the required documents. Once the documents have been secured, we will schedule you for a Great Start Orientation Session, which gives new CCA families a comprehensive overview of parent, student and staff responsibilities.