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Mr. Layman’s Tutoring Schedule (Room 1082)

Good Afternoon, This is a reminder that the final Help Session is next week! This is your last chance to get face-to-face help from the BVA teachers! It will be on Wednesday, May 25, from 9am to 1pm. If you haven’t already signed up, sign up today: Click here to sign up! Please let me know if you…

April Tutoring

PVA students & families, PVA will be offering an expanded schedule of tutoring for the remainder of the school year. The new tutoring times for the month of April are listed below. We will see how this schedule goes and I will make changes if needed for the last months of the year. Tutoring takes place…


PVA goes to: The Academy of Natural Sciences!

    On Oct 21st, PVA students visited The Academy of Natural Sciences. It is one of the most popular trips we have every year. Fortunately for us, there weren’t a lot of visits on that day so we had the whole museum to ourselves! PVA students were able to explore the entire museum and…


Philadelphia High School Expo at PA Convention Center

On Oct 16th- 17th, all of the Philadelphia’s finest high schools joined at the PA Convention Center. The high school expo is for the students, parents and staff to get to know all the available high school and alternative option here in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Virtual Academy’s new teacher, Mr. Layman was holding the fort down and…

Dear Parents: We need your help!


PVA goes to CCP!

On Oct 5th, we had the pleasure of visiting our neighbor, CCP! PVA students were able to tour around campus and receive some history about the building and the school. We are going to have another CCP visit so please check your email for an update! Here is one goofy and normal photo! #wheninccp


Congratulations to PVA’s Senior Officers!


Summer Project 101: How To Code

Although I don’t have the fortune of mothering a child yet, I do have a brother who is 9 years younger than me. He is going to be a freshman in high school this Fall. I stress myself a lot when summer time rolls around. He is not attending school, therefore barely has any confrontation with…

dragon box

Dear Parents: 5 Educational Game Apps!

DragonBox A game almost as addictive as Angry Birds, DragonBox combines first rate art design and smooth game mechanics to teach the basics of algebraic thinking. At first glance, it seems like DragonBox is tricking kids into learning algebra. It’s not. Kids are actually doing algebra from the moment they start the app. Trials have…

Top 10 Classic Reads

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce ames Joyce’s first and most widely read novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the noteworthy story of Stephen Dedalus, a young man struggling to decide between a religious vocation and an artistic one. As the story unfolds, we begin…