The North Star School District Cyber Academy is an educational learning environment designed to meet the needs of students who desire to pursue their education in a non-traditional format. The North Star School District recognizes the value of distance learning; yet, continues to carry the belief that the interaction with professional educators truly extends learning to a higher level. The educational program offers a distance learning program that includes a variety of interactions with professional educators and guidance counselors and opportunities to interact with peers of the students’ own ages.
Like the educational program of the North Star School District’s traditional “brick and mortar” system, the learning environment of the Cyber Academy is based on the Pennsylvania Core Academic Standards. This standards aligned curriculum emphasizes the students’ demonstration of mastering specific skills by engaging in an academic program that emphasizes proficiency in all curricular activities, whether the academics are acquired through distance or local learning. Students participating in the North Star School District Cyber Academy demonstrate their proficiency in a variety of ways and students who participate in the Cyber Academy range academically from those who have a sound skill base in all areas to those who have been identified as having learning deficits.
The North Star Cyber Academy strives to engage students in a highly motivational, student-centered educational program that relies on basic educational principles while utilizing the latest information and communications technology to promote student achievement to foster high-order thinking and problem-solving skills. Students have a chance to master essential content skills and a chance to build a strong foundation to compete in the workforce of today and tomorrow.