Shikellamy Virtual Academy

Virtual Academy Student & Parent Notices:

Virtual Academy Orientation will be held for new parents & students in the Board Room at IPAC 

Wednesday, August 29th at 5:30pm

All students and parents should read over the Virtual Academy handbook below, and follow up with Mr. Attinger about any questions about the program

Virtual Academy Links:

       Student Email
      Choices 360

 (Do not type in the first "0"s when entering your Priestley Library number)

Shikellamy Technology Department

570-286-3721 x 5106

*CHROMEBOOKS*- The Technology Help Desk is open from 7:30am-9:00am at the High School building. After 9:00am, you can reach Technology at the phone number listed above.

Courseware Tech Support


Any student who is having a problem with Flash in their virtual courses should follow the instructions in this link:


                               Student Activity Logs:

      *Middle School students are required to keep a log of their Physical Activity for their Physical Education course.

       *High School students are required to keep a log of their hours working on Choice 360 for their Career Exploration course.

*ALL LOGS ARE DUE THE FIRST SCHOOL DAY OF EACH MONTH and can be sent to Parents must email the same address to verify the student logs*

Technology Help & Information:

For more information please contact:

Eric Attinger
Virtual Academy Coordinator
Office: 570-286-3721 x 2202
Academy Cell: 570-259-1851


     Virtual Academy Lab Hours (2018-2019)

Monday: 7:35am-2:35pm
Tuesday: 7:35am-2:35pm
Wednesday: 7:35am-2:35pm
Thursday: 7:35am-2:35pm

Virtual Academy Courses Offered:

Virtual Academy Staff

Mr. Attinger- Virtual Academy Coordinator
Mrs. Gittens- Educational Support
Mrs. Brady- Virtual Program Aide

Guidance Counselors

High School Counselors (by student's last name)

(A-G) Mrs. Deitrich
570-286-3721 x 2368

(H-R) Mr. Coleman
570-286-3721 x 2370

(S-Z) Mr. Donlan
570-286-3721 x 2369

Middle School Counselor

570-286-3721 x 2448

 Mrs. Pfleegor

Students in 6th-12th grades are eligible to enroll in the Virtual Academy.

All Virtual Academy students are Shikellamy students and have the same access to sports, clubs, dances and prom just like the rest of the students.

How is the Virtual Academy different from traditional schools?

1) Students are tracked by "pacing" rather than attendance. Each course requires a number of assignments to be completed per week to finish the course on time. Students are considered "attending" if they are on pace with their courses. They are considered "absent" if they don't complete their work on pace. Courses can be finished early if students work ahead.

2) The Virtual Academy offers more classes. The Shikellamy Virtual Academy has partnered with Edmentum to offer more classes and give each student more educational options. In the Virtual Academy, students can take elective courses such as:

Video Game Design
Mobile App Development
Fashion Design
...and many others!

3) Students have 24/7 access to courses. Students can customize their school day to start any time during the day. Students can start their day in the morning, afternoon, or even late night hours as long as the course work is being completed on pace.

4) Students have access to a FREE Tutor 24/7. The Virtual Academy has partnered with Priestley Library to provide the students with a FREE account to Students may log-in and ask for help with courses at any time.

5) The Virtual Academy offers a Virtual Lab. The Virtual Academy has a Lab located in the High School building. While there are no teachers or tutors at the lab, it is a quiet location with internet access for students to work.