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1 School & Program Guide A Family Centered Public Cyber Charter School

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3 CCA: A Family Service Organization With An Expertise In Education Each and every child can learn, and Commonwealth Charter Academy is driven to help young people succeed in school and in life. CCA is a family service organization with deep experience in education. CCA strives to meet the unique needs of each student with a more personalized approach. with students and family members fully engaged in the learning process and with total support from CCA s teachers and administrators. CCA is a public cyber charter school with year-round open enrollment and is available as a public option to all Pennsylvania residents. That means CCA approaches each child s education as a family centered effort, (toll-free)

4 The CCA Program CCA is a fully accredited public cyber charter school that serves families and children in grades K-12. CCA works with families to create a more personalized curriculum geared toward helping learners succeed in school, and in life. The program combines great Pennsylvaniacertified teachers and the best resources from leading educational publishers and curriculum specialists to deliver a comprehensive, high-quality K 12 education. Learners, family members and teachers work together to tailor a curriculum centered around each learner s unique needs and interests. The Family Centered Approach Learners flourish when families and CCA teachers come together in a strong partnership. Everyone has a role: children explore their academic passions, teachers customize lessons and encourage learners, and family members act as learning coaches by supporting, motivating and monitoring their child s progress. The outcome is a productive learner who wants to attend school, and families who are engaged and excited by their child s talents and progress. A Powerful Option for Your Child CCA is a proven, effective alternative as a public school option. At each grade level, structured lessons are blended with selfpaced instruction to allow each learner to reach their full potential. CCA focuses on: Critical thinking and problem solving Communication Creativity and innovation Collaboration 3 ccaeducate.me

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6 Thinking Differently About Education Learning is different from studying. For that reason, CCA children are called learners instead of students. CCA s mission is to deliver a personalized learning experience that engages the entire family and prepares learners to succeed. A CCA education helps prepare learners for a lifetime of achievement. Graduates may go on to college, technical training, the military or directly into the workforce. Learners gain the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to become productive, responsible members of their communities as adults. Through our family service model, CCA learners should enjoy success in school, land great jobs in their field of choice and give back to the communities in which they live, work and play. The goal is for learners to become the leaders of tomorrow and contribute to society s betterment. CCA s Model Means Great Flexibility At CCA, families can customize a school day that maximizes a learner s potential. An education should not be limited to a physical structure between the traditional hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. CCA learners attend classes virtually using the latest tools and technology. All teachers are highly qualified and Pennsylvania certified. Lessons are presented in real-time, live and in person, to meet the unique needs of each family. Family members serve as learning coaches and are encouraged to collaborate closely with teachers, who are available every weekday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CCA families have great flexibility in scheduling. Learners can fulfill class requirements around their daily schedule. 5 ccaeducate.me

7 CCA s goal is for learners to become the leaders of tomorrow and contribute to society s betterment. (toll-free)

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9 Personalized Education At CCA, learners, family members and teachers work together to personalize the education by designing a tailored curriculum centered on the child s unique needs and interests. Through the many opportunities available at CCA, learners can structure a curriculum that sparks a passion for knowledge and growth. Learners can design a program with a wide range of electives and bring out their passion through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Arts and Humanities conservatories and internships. With a personalized family service approach, CCA learners thrive and are better prepared for success after graduation. (toll-free)

10 Proven Curriculum & Resources At CCA, curriculum experts review and select the best texts and teaching materials from leading publishers to create engaging units, lessons and activities. They also create interactive tools and resources that help learners become immersed in their education. The CCA core curriculum includes courses in math, science, language arts/english and social studies for every grade. CCA also offers Gifted and Talented, Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, in addition to electives, internships and conservatory opportunities. Teachers begin by identifying the knowledge and skills learners need to excel. They create lessons to help learners practice and develop the needed skills, along with assessments to measure progress along the way. 9 ccaeducate.me

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12 Curriculum experts create interactive tools and resources that help learners become immersed in their education. CCA offers a wide range of engaging elective courses available as early as kindergarten. Learners can explore a foreign language like Spanish or Chinese, tap into their creativity with Digital Arts or 3D Modeling, or prepare for a career with courses like Entrepreneurship or Sports Management. CCA s curriculum is always evolving and growing. The latest developments and best practices in education are monitored and incorporated into the lessons. The program is designed to provide learners with the latest subject matter content, aligned with state and national standards. 11 ccaeducate.me

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14 Your learner s relationship with CCA teachers is likely to be different from a traditional school. 13 ccaeducate.me

15 Teachers as Partners & Instructional Leaders Many learners and families say they form a stronger, more personalized relationship with their CCA teachers than in their previous school. CCA teachers have a servant s heart and focus on what matters for each family. This fundamental core belief leads to a very high parent satisfaction rate. CCA teachers are motivated by the chance to work with children and want to help prepare them for success. Maybe that s why 97 percent of parents say they are satisfied with the helpfulness of CCA teachers. All CCA teachers are certified and specially trained in virtual teaching. (toll-free)

16 CCA teachers are talented, enthusiastic professionals who care about children and want to help prepare them for success. CCA teachers are motivated by the chance to work with learners in a one-on-one setting, with a personalized curriculum that inspires a passion for knowledge. Teachers take the time to get to know the skills, interests and learning styles of each child. This helps learners excel in areas of strength and grow academically where they need assistance. CCA makes it easy for learners and parents to reach their teachers by phone, virtually or in person for the personalized support in areas where learners need assistance. 15 ccaeducate.me

17 Tremendous Technology CCA learners can go to school from anywhere, at any time, through easyto-use technology. A comprehensive learning management system makes communicating with teachers and checking on grades simple for families. CCA also has a structure in place for ongoing technical support, guidance and even parent mentors to help every family be successful. Upon enrollment, CCA provides learners with everything needed to get started from technology to all textbooks and materials. (toll-free)

18 Opportunities for Socialization and Participation Throughout the school year, CCA provides many opportunities for peer-to-peer interaction. First, collaboration occurs in the virtual classes themselves. Classes give learners the chance to share ideas and common experiences and to have fun with other families from across Pennsylvania. CCA is proud to offer eight regional Family Service Centers to provide learners access to extra help and great hands-on activities throughout the school year. Also, families can stop by for in-person help with enrollment, meetings with administrators and guidance counselors, or to use any of our extensive services. Regional Family Involvement Coordinators around the state schedule more than 500 exciting and educational field trips from across Pennsylvania. These field trips are offered regionally to assure that learners have access to opportunities all over Pennsylvania. This allows learners to meet in person and get to know each other beyond the virtual classroom. 17 ccaeducate.me

19 CCA learners have the chance to share ideas, common experiences and have fun together. CCA learners can take advantage of dozens of clubs and activities. From a Lego Robotics Club to regional adventure clubs, learners have the opportunity to socialize with their classmates, explore and try something new. Conservatories bring learners together for an in-depth immersion into their interest areas. Currently, CCA offers a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Conservatory and an Arts and Humanities Conservatory. These unique programs provide group experiences around the state and work with individual juniors and seniors to provide personalized internships. (toll-free)

20 Proven Student Success CCA has a great track record with learners. In addition to the excellent teaching, CCA counselors guide learners through the college selection and admission process by focusing on authentic college and career readiness. CCA learners have been accepted into two-year colleges, trade and technical schools, the military, the workforce and four-year universities. 19 ccaeducate.me

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22 Family Satisfaction More than 90 Percent Each year, CCA conducts an anonymous survey of parents, asking for candid feedback. Parents consistently give CCA high marks, both for helping learners excel academically and for their experience in the program. On average, more than 94 percent of parents agree: The curriculum is high quality Their children are satisfied with the program They are satisfied with teachers helpfulness They are satisfied with the variety of learning activities They would recommend CCA to other families CCA s technology tools improve their child s learning experience CCA is Fully Accredited Commonwealth Charter Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools (MSA). This accreditation recognizes that CCA is providing quality education that can be reciprocated with other schools. The accreditation also validates the value of CCA s education to other accredited institutions. CCA s curriculum is accredited by AdvancED, a national accreditation commission for 26,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide. In addition, many CCA core high school courses are approved by the NCAA Eligibility Center. 21 ccaeducate.me

23 Learn More About CCA Families who are seeking a more personalized approach to meet their learner s unique needs can take the next steps. CCA offers in-person opportunities to meet teachers, administrators and currently enrolled families. For a schedule of events or to learn more, contact CCA at: By website: ccaeducate.me By phone: (toll-free) By (toll-free)

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