- What is Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA)?
- How many students does CCA serve?
- Who can attend CCA?
- What is the cost to attend CCA?
- Is a cyber charter education the same as a traditional public school education, and will my student receive a high school diploma?
- Is CCA accredited?
- What if my child is interested in participating in sports and other extracurricular activities?
- How does CCA support learners with learning disabilities?
- What are CCA’s conservatories?
- Where are CCA Family Service Centers located?
- Who is CCA’s CEO?
What is Commonwealth Charter Academy?
Founded in 2003, Commonwealth Charter Academy is a fully accredited public cyber charter school that serves families and children in grades K-12 across Pennsylvania. CCA is a family service organization with deep expertise in education and strives to deliver a personalized experience that engages the entire family, preparing learners to succeed in school and life.
How many students does CCA serve?
CCA serves nearly 10,000 learners across Pennsylvania.
Who can attend CCA?
CCA serves families with children from kindergarten through 12th grade. CCA is a public school. Enrollment is open year-round to all Pennsylvania residents.
What is the cost to attend CCA?
As a public school, there is no additional cost to families to attend CCA.
Is a cyber charter education the same as a traditional public school education, and will my student receive a high school diploma?
Yes. Pennsylvania public cyber charter schools are authorized and overseen directly by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. A CCA diploma is a public school diploma, just like a traditional public school.
Is CCA accredited?
Yes. CCA is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). The curriculum CCA uses is AdvancED accredited.
What if my child is interested in participating in sports and other extracurricular activities?
If a learner wishes to participate in extracurricular activities offered by their district of residence, the charter school law requires that the district provide the student with an opportunity to participate.
How does CCA support learners with learning disabilities?
For learners with an individualized education plan (IEP), CCA provides a breadth of virtual education programs including curriculum, accommodation and modification. Teachers and staff work with other special education experts to guide instruction.
What are CCA’s conservatories?
CCA has two conservatories – the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Conservatory and the Arts and Humanities Conservatory. These programs are centered around learner-based interests within these conservatory fields. Learners who take part in conservatories engage in hands-on activities, workshops, special events, lectures and professional job shadowing throughout Pennsylvania.
Where are CCA's Family Service Centers located?
CCA has Family Service Centers across the state where learners and their families can get one-on-one help, meet with counselors and more. Open House Information Sessions for prospective learners and their parents are also held at these locations. The Family Service Centers are located in the following cities: Harrisburg (Crums Mill and Midtown), Philadelphia (Bryn Mawr and Center City), Pittsburgh (Seven Fields), Lehigh and Mahoning Valley areas (Andreas), Scranton (Dickson City) and Williamsport.
Who is CCA’s CEO?
Maurice Flurie is CCA’s CEO. As an educator with more than 25 years of experience in school administration, Dr. Flurie also works as an adjunct instructor for Wilkes University, where he teaches graduate courses including educational law, current issues in education, school finance and educational psychology.
For more on Dr. Flurie, click here.