The School District of Lancaster has offered cyber courses to secondary students for many years. Now, it has expanded to a full kindergarten through 12th grade school, newly named the Cyber Pathways Academy.
The expansion is timed to give families an alternative to brick-and-mortar schools, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our Cyber Pathways Academy will offer flexible, in-person support at convenient hubs throughout Lancaster City,” superintendent Dr. Damaris Rau wrote in an email to families. “Unlike our recent school closure, which forced us to quickly convert our in-school lessons to remote learning, the Academy offers courses designed to be taken online—and with schools open, we can offer in-person help as needed.”
Cyber Pathways academic advisors help further students’ understanding of academic content, offer support through challenging assignments, and provide academic, study skills, and time management strategies. They also help manage student transitions into the program as well as back to their brick-and-mortar school at a later date, if they wish.
“This is especially important for families worried about the spread of COVID-19 in the short term, but preferring in-person teaching in the long term,” Rau wrote.
The Cyber Pathways Academy has scheduled three information sessions to occur over the summer months. They will be:
- July 21, 11 a.m. to noon
- July 24, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
- August 6, 3-4 p.m.