July 17, 2011

PA Cyber Charter School Opens Central Pa. Office

Grand opening July 20 at Bellefonte/State College

BELLEFONTE, Pa., July 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Families interested in cyber charter education in the Central Pennsylvania region around State College and Centre County are invited to attend a public open house and grand opening of a new office of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School at 2903 Benner Pike, Bellefonte, Pa., 16823.

The grand opening and open house on Wednesday, July 20, are scheduled for 1-3 p.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. State Sen. Jake Corman (R-34) is to do the honors. Radio station FM 95.3 3WZ will be doing a live remote broadcast from 1 to 3 p.m., hosted by morning drive personality Steve Williams.

The Bellefonte office may be reached through the PA Cyber toll-free phone number, 1.888.722.9237 (1.888.PACYBER ), extension 1251. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Full-time daily staff at the Bellefonte office includes a receptionist, an administrator and an admissions counselor. Families can have their enrollment questions answered in person, and students can be enrolled at the site by appointment, according to Kathy Carney, Bellefonte office coordinator. PA Cyber requires a face-to-face enrollment interview. It does not enroll students by phone or over the Internet.

The Bellefonte office is one of five new regional PA Cyber offices being opened in East Liberty (Pittsburgh), Northside (Pittsburgh), Greensburg, Allentown and Bellefonte. PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland, Pa., west of Pittsburgh. It has larger offices, called Educational Support Centers, in Wexford (Pittsburgh area), Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

"Families really appreciate the expanded in-person services and learning opportunities PA Cyber makes available to them through the offices we locate in their communities," said Dr. Nick Trombetta, CEO.

Services either available or scheduled at Bellefonte and other satellite offices include admissions, orientation, tutoring, field trips, Family Link social activities, PSSA test preparation, special education services, PA Cyber ++ programs (student clubs, fine arts and performing arts enrichment, and other enrichment programs), guidance and administrative services.

ABOUT PA CYBER: The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School was founded in 2000 as Pennsylvania's first statewide K-12 cyber charter school. It is Pennsylvania's largest and most successful cyber charter school, with an enrollment of 10,000 students from nearly all of the commonwealth's 500 school districts. Recognized as a national innovator and leader in online education, PA Cyber holds "Made AYP" status. It is the largest charter school of any type in the nation ever to make AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress), the federal measurement of school effectiveness. The website is www.pacyber.org. The toll-free phone number, 1.888.722.9237 (1.888.PACYBER ),

Contact: Fred Miller, 724.777.5918, [email protected]

SOURCE PA Cyber Charter School