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PVA goes to Penn State Abington

On November 18, 2015, PVA high school students had their second trip of the month. This time, we paid a visit outside of Philadelphia, into Abington… can anyone guess where?? Penn State Abington! It is one of Pennsylvania State University many campuses! This trip also felt like a physical education trip because Penn State Abington…


PVA goes to Eastern State Penitentiary

On November 4, 2015 PVA middle school students took a “physical education” trip to Eastern State Penitentiary! Eastern State Penitentiary is located on 20th and Fairmount St. It took us briefly 20 minutes to walk from School District of Philadelphia. It was a nice preparation before the tour inside the Penitentiary. The tour guide was generous and gave us enough…


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…

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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…


Travel Diary: Budapest, Hungary

Out of all the places I went, Budapest was by far my favorite. Hungary has such a rich culture and I met the most amazing people there. While I was there, I visited many popular tourist attractions such as Heroes Square, the parliment and the famous castle district. I also got to learn a lot…

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…

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Seniors Walked Down The Aisle!! #2015graduates

On June 9, 2015, 2nd class of Philadelphia Virtual Academy has walked down the aisle! Finish the rest of the school year strong and remember, when life gives you lemons, make a lemonade!!! Congratulations to all of the graduating seniors! CHEEEEEEEESE

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Dear Students: Senior Mixer!

I had the great opportunity to participating in organizing a Senior Mixer requested by the 2015 graduating class. Since we will be graduating soon, the Student Council felt that it was important to arrange an event that will allow us to interact with those we are learning alongside. Though I was a little nervous, I…


Are Cyber Schools for Anti-Social?

The first time I ever heard of cyber school was when I was attending Greenfield Elementary School in the 5th grade. I didn’t know as much about cyber school. Back then I thought that all cyber school students were kind of “weird” because they never have any human contact. How wrong I was… because 1 year later, my school was…


Dear Parents: How to Prepare Your Kid For the Future

When was the last time you asked your child ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’  This cliche question that may seem dreamy and irrelevant now, it is proven to get kid’s brain pumping.  Whenever I was asked this question, I always said, “I don’t know.”  Maybe that is why I spent…