Technology: Students will be able to use their already existing SDP Chromebooks for use in the Kindergarten-12 PVA program. For any new SDP student, a Chromebook will be provided. If a student’s laptop is not working a replacement will be provided. We will have a full-time Computer Technology Specialist assigned to PVA to assist with computer issues and to provide replacement technology.
Internet: Students will need to have access to high speed internet for success in any online program. If you do not currently have Internet access in your household please utilize the SDP website for resources on how to get it set up HERE. An end of the year Internet Reimbursement will be provided per household for all Kindergarten-Grade 5 PVA students of $35 per month enrolled.
Curriculum: Our curriculum is aligned with Pennsylvania Department of Education Common Core standards and is designed to accommodate multiple levels of learning, styles of learning and abilities. All courses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so students can work at their own pace. They receive feedback and assessments from teachers as they proceed. This provides a personal educational experience that makes PVA a 21st century education
Teachers: All instructional staff are PA State Certified and Highly Qualified. The Kindergarten-12 program will use a combination of School District of Philadelphia teachers and Brandywine Virtual Academy teachers who are provided through our Partnership with the Chester County Intermediate Unit.
Academic Support: A Virtual Office will be available for students to access on an “as needed” basis in order to receive academic support from their teachers on a one to one or small group capacity. The office hours are 8 AM to 3PM Monday through Friday. Students are also able to schedule one to one sessions with teachers in advance.