At Achievement House, the choice is yours. We live in a rapidly changing, technology-driven world. What do you need to learn to be prepared for the future? In our online school, you will build a firm educational foundation and acquire specific skills that have real-world applications. You will develop digital literacy and proficiency with the latest technologies; learn to think critically and solve problems; and become a contributing member of a learning community.
Your school day doesn’t have to start at 8am! Customize your schedule to fit your goals and learning style. Whether it’s balancing coursework with dance rehearsals, a part-time job, or volunteering, our expert educators will work to help create the schedule that works for you.
Making new friends while developing skills beyond the classroom is an important part of your educational experience. At Achievement House, you’ll make friends and new memories with classmates from all across the state when you participate in various clubs, special projects and field trips. To grow your new friendships, use our online communication tools to stay in touch with classmates throughout the day.
Whether you’re on a path to continue your education after high school, join the workforce, or serve in the military, our goal is to provide the best educational experience possible so that you have the opportunity to reach your full potential.
At Achievement House, you will use our custom-designed, web-based platform to access your live, virtual classes and interactive, online coursework. Click on the video to view a sample class.Watch Video
Achievement House students are given an array of support options to provide them with personal attention throughout their learning journey. With live technical support, interactive help sessions, and satellite offices, to name a few, help is never far away.
When a student needs help, we're here for you. Our certified teachers are available to all students who need support through regular office hours, and our Drop-in Center. Students may also receive individual assistance daily during the question/answer portion of live classes.
We recognize that not all students learn at the same pace. To meet our students' individual needs and move them forward, our core classes are offered at multiple academic levels. This model allows us to customize the pacing and accommodate different learning styles and abilities within each class.
When you become our student, we will provide you with a state-of-the-art laptop computer, printer, and accessories. During the school year, we will reimburse your home internet fee, too. We make it easy for you to get online and learn!
Our cutting-edge communications tools allow you to be instantly connected to your teachers, peers and other supports from anywhere you have an internet connection. You will interact with us in our virtual classes, through email, text messaging and more. If you have technical problems, our HelpDesk Technicians are a phone call away.
You will have an array of software at your fingertips! All students will use and master Microsoft® Office, Blackboard Collaborate, and Microsoft® Outlook. In your classes, you may use BrainPop, Study Island, Achieve3000, Naviance, Rosetta Stone, PLATO, and other online resources to supplement your learning.
Our students learn to balance schoolwork with personal responsibilities such as work, family, and community involvement. See below how different students have achieved this balance in their daily schedules.
Michael completes his work mostly during the day, while also making time for the activities he wants to pursue outside of school.
Destiny’s schedule allows her to devote plenty of time to her schoolwork and work during the day.
Kayla balances her schoolwork with taking care of her 1-year-old son.
Jaden takes frequent breaks to stay focused and still finishes school by dinnertime.
At Achievement House, staying connected is just another part of your daily routine. You can chat with classmates during live class sessions, make new friends by joining one of our clubs, and keep an eye out for upcoming field trips!
Achievement House offers a variety of virtual clubs that give you an opportunity to get involved and make new friends. Check out a sampling of past clubs:
Don’t see a club that interests you? If you have an idea for another club, we’ll connect you with a teacher to try to make it happen!
Interested in playing sports or other extracurricular activities in your local school district? According to PA School Code law, districts must allow charter and cyber charter students the same opportunity to try out for teams and activities.
The PA School Code, Section 1719-A (14), states: Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, no school district of residence shall prohibit a student of a charter school from participating in any extracurricular activity of that school district of residence: Provided, that the student is able to fulfill all of the requirements of participation in such activity and the charter school does not provide the same extracurricular activity.
Throughout the school year, we offer various opportunities for student enrichment. Live and virtual college visits, Schoolyard Ventures workshops, schoolwide and grade level assemblies, are among the offerings.
You can also meet and socialize with students on the various special interest trips throughout the year as well as a year-end field trip.
Graduation at Achievement House Cyber Charter School is a unique experience. Students from all over the state attend a ceremony with peers that they may not have met in person, but feel a genuine connection with from the classes they attended together online. With the experiences these students receive, Achievement House graduates are ready for the technology-rich world.
Alumna 2009 - “My experience at Achievement House had a life-changing influence on my educational and professional goals. I had a special teacher who made me realize math is fun. I am now teaching geometry, statistics and calculus to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.”
If your goal is to attend college, we offer college-prep and AP courses to keep you on track. Our school counselors use tools such as Naviance to guide your academic path through the college application process.
If you are on the career path, we offer opportunities to develop real-world skills through our Innovation Academy which includes Microsoft® IT Academy and Schoolyard Ventures as well as courses in our Business and Technology Department. Additional career-prep course offerings include Career English, Graphic Design, and CPR/AED.