WAYNE, Pa., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Agora Cyber Charter School (Agora), a state-authorized online public school, has opened enrollment for students in grades K-12 for the 2012–2013 school year. As an online public school, Agora is able to accept students from across the state. Agora uses the K12® curriculum and offers Pennsylvania students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. With individualized learning approaches and synchronous and asynchronous online classes, the Agora Cyber Charter School provides the tools kids need to succeed — in school and beyond. Agora is most proud of the relationships built within the school community that help all students connect with one another in their neighborhood, throughout the state, and across the country.
In the coming months, Agora will host multiple free events in local communities across the state, including in-person and online information sessions and other education events for parents and children. These events will give families an opportunity to learn about the program, speak with teachers and school staff, and learn more about how so many children succeed with Agora.
Families can find more information on these events, as well as directions on how to enroll, by visiting www.K12.com/Agora.
Students who enroll in Agora receive the award-winning academic program developed by K12 Inc., which includes engaging web-based lessons along with instructional materials — books, videos, CDs, and other hands-on tools and resources — which are shipped directly to each student's home. Agora provides courses in English/language arts, math, science, history, music, and art for students in grades K-8, while the high school program offers students more than 150 core, elective, AP, and world language courses. High school students participate in block scheduling so they can focus on fewer courses each semester.
Agora teachers provide instruction, guidance, and support, and regularly interact with students and parents via e-mail, web-based classrooms, online discussions, phone, and face-to-face meetings. Each enrolled family is also assigned a Family Teacher Coach (FTC), a position that is unique to Agora. FTCs help navigate the day-to-day duties and responsibilities that come with online learning, and assist in creating strong, local Agora communities throughout the state by organizing numerous field trips and school activities. Additionally, the FTCs are the first points of contact for students and families; they offer non-academic support so that Agora teachers are able to provide more focused attention to their students.
Agora offers an innovative blended learning program for students through its Philadelphia-based Learning Center. In this blended program, area students in grades 3-12 receive face-to-face support from school staff, as well as opportunities for increased student collaboration and remediation.
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