Shikellamy Virtual Academy

Virtual Academy Student & Parent Notices:

*August 30th*- Virtual Academy Orientation

(Time and location to be announced)

The Shikellamy School District is proud to announce the opening of the new Virtual Academy for Fall 2017! 

The Virtual Academy is a virtual learning school where all courses are taken online. 

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.

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 (2017-2018)

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

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
...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. While students can work from anywhere with an internet access, the Virtual Academy has a Lab located in the High School building where students may come to work and relax in a quiet setting. Virtual Academy staff is there for help as well.

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.