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2013-08-28 16:25:05

GREENSBURG, Pa., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today they're using 3D printers to make models of favorite video game characters. Tomorrow, they may be programming 3D printers to build a two-story house or fabricate replacement blood vessels from living cells. Thirteen students attended the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School's first 3D printer camp, a two-week enrichment summer day camp (Aug. 5-16) hosted at the online school's satellite office in Greensburg, Pa. The class...

2012-07-25 10:26:18

MIDLAND, Pa., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "FLEX" courses, a hybrid model combining some of the best features of self-paced and virtual online instruction, are being offered this year at the high school level by the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School. The new FLEX curriculum is a hybrid of the self-paced Lincoln Interactive and real-time Virtual Classroom (VC) courses, said Dr. Michael J. Conti, CEO of PA Cyber. "FLEX is a great option for students who do not want to...

2012-05-07 10:20:25

SCRANTON, Pa., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Her college ROTC commander said the U.S. Military Academy at West Point would be making a big mistake if it didn't offer an appointment to Hannah Tuffy of Scot Township near Scranton. West Point got the point. Hannah Tuffy will be a member of the incoming corps of cadets this fall. Dr. Nick Trombetta, PA Cyber's CEO, said she is the first graduate of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School to win appointment to the Academy. Lt. Col....

2012-02-10 17:56:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three rising young classical musicians who happen also to be enrolled in the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School will be featured in nationwide radio broadcasts of "From the Top," a preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly by 700,000 listeners on National Public Radio stations. PA Cyber students Daniel Orsen, 17, a violist from Pittsburgh, and pianist/composer Aleksandr Voinov, 14, of Sewickley, Pa., will be among teenage...

2011-10-13 12:45:00

MIDLAND, Pa., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PA Cyber: there's an app for that. An iPad app, PA Cyber HD, is now available for free download from the Apple App Store for the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, the nation's largest and most successful K-12 online school. It is the first app featuring a cyber charter school in the state and possibly nation, according to Ben Brautigam, who joined PA Cyber a few months ago as its technology research and development coordinator. He...

2011-10-06 15:32:00

Online K-12 school CEO Dr. Nick Trombetta is 'Top Executive' PITTSBURGH, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Nick Trombetta and the online school he founded and leads, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, took top honors among large organizations in the Pittsburgh region in the "Top Places to Work" program sponsored by the Post-Gazette newspaper. Dr. Trombetta "inspires and motivates everyone around him," one employee told Workplace Dynamics in the opinion survey which formed...

2011-07-17 11:00:00

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...

2011-02-22 10:33:00

PA Cyber provides tour and digital education demonstration HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley yesterday toured The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School's Harrisburg facility, where teachers and school administrators demonstrated a virtual class and discussed how their innovative approaches and use of digital learning tools are improving educational opportunities for students across the commonwealth. "As the new administration explores...

2011-01-25 10:39:00

High achievers without GIEP can participate in online school's GATE program MIDLAND, Pa., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Question: what commonality do these students share? A young American who trains with the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet in Russia. The 2010 Miss Pennsylvania Outstanding Teen. A young man who hummed incessantly at age 4, composing music in his head, now a teenage music composer training at Julliard. A first-grader, age 7, who takes advanced calculus. A budding...

2010-11-27 11:00:00

MIDLAND, Pa., Nov. 27 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tiffany Spencer, 16, is an 11th grade student from Clearfield County who wants to be a nurse. She also is the 10,000th student this school year in the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School. "In 2010 we celebrated our 10th anniversary and this year we received another five-year charter renewal from the PA Department of Education. In the midst of this we met all requirements for the federal No Child Left Behind Act for the second straight...