Shikellamy Virtual Academy






Virtual Academy Student & Parent Notices:


All students who plan to attend the Virtual Lab should email or send a schedule to Mr. Attinger.


Students & Parents who were unable to attend Orientation or meet with Mr. Attinger before school should read over the IMPORTANT Virtual Academy program information in the links below. If there are still questions regarding the program, please contact Mr. Attinger to schedule a meeting for discussion.







*CHROMEBOOKS*- The Technology Department is open at the High School from 7:30am-9:00am for Chromebook repairs. If you can not make it during these hours please leave your Chromebook with the front desk of the High School.

      Virtual Academy Links:



       Student Email
     
      Choices 360



                               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 virtualacademy@shikbraves.org. Parents must email the same address to verify the student logs*





Technology Help & Information:











For more information please contact:

Eric Attinger
Virtual Academy Coordinator

virtualacademy@shikbraves.org
Office: 570-286-3721 x 2202
Academy Cell: 570-259-1851





              




     Virtual Academy Lab Hours (2017-2018)

Monday: 7:35am-2:35pm
Tuesday: 7:35am-2:35pm
Wednesday: 7:35am-2:35pm
Thursday: 7:35am-2:35pm
Friday: LAB CLOSED


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.




Virtual Academy Courses Offered:









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. 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
Cybersecurity
Chinese
...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 Tutor.com. 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.

6) The Virtual Academy offers Field Trips and Lunch Socials. While they are not required for students, the Virtual Academy will offer various field trips throughout the year for all Virtual students. There will also be lunch socials where the students may come have lunch with the Virtual Academy Coordinator and other students, while socializing with games and other activities.