Student Experience

Each 21st Century Cyber student’s experience is unique. The flexible, asynchronous environment we provide allows students to build an educational experience tailored to their specific needs. Students are able to structure their days around a school schedule that suits them. Each student is assigned a teacher to serve as a learning coach. The learning coach acts as a mentor, tracking academic performance and communicating regularly to ensure that the student receives guidance and instruction when needed. The relationship between the learning coach and the student is very important and significantly impacts a student’s success here at 21CCCS.

A Day in the Life

A 21CCCS school day is anything but typical as it caters to each student’s unique needs. With that being said, it usually consists of 5-6 hours of schoolwork on average. This amount can vary depending on what the student has to get done for the day, and how quickly they progress through it. Students also spend their day communicating with teachers via phone, e-mail, and our virtual office.

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5 Myths about 21cccs

We understand that you may be new to cyber charter schools. There’s a lot of information out there, and several misconceptions as well. Wondering about something not listed? Contact our office or submit an inquiry and an enrollment specialist will be happy to answer any questions!

Myth #1: My child can be denied enrollment to your school. FALSE! We are a school of choice. You do not need permission from an outside source to attend. As long as your child qualifies to attend public school within your school district, he/she will qualify to attend here.

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Community Building

community-buildingAt 21CCCS we recognize that learning, growth and development go hand-in-hand with building community. 21CCCS staff and faculty members enjoy participating in several events throughout the school year, held in different areas across the commonwealth so as to reach our regionally diverse student population.

Students, friends, and family are all welcome to join our scheduled events, whether they are ‘community outreach nights’ or ‘field trips.’ Events are typically scheduled during the week and provide a wonderful opportunity for students to get to know their teachers and peers in person. Students and parents can learn of our scheduled events through email communications and regularly sent announcement fliers. We encourage students to get out and have fun. We love to see your smiling faces!

Graduation

graduationOnce all graduation requirements have been met, students are eligible for graduation. We hold a formal ceremony for our graduates each year. It is attended by friends, family, staff, faculty, and more.

Some of our students enter the workforce, while others continue their studies in a variety of higher education institutions. 21CCCS graduates have been accepted to many fine colleges, universities, and other schools.

View Colleges and Universities

  • Albright College
  • Allegheny College
  • Alvernia College
  • American University
  • Arcadia University
  • Arizona State University
  • The Art Institute
  • Baptist Bible College
  • Bard College
  • Belmont University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boston University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Bringham Young University - Idaho
  • Bucks County Community College
  • Cedar Crest College
  • City College of New York
  • Clarion University
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • The College at Brockport, State University of New York
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Community College of Allegheny
  • County Community College of Philadelphia
  • Computer Learning Center
  • Cornell University
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Delaware County Community College
  • Delaware Valley College
  • DeSales University
  • Dickinson College
  • Drexel University
  • Eastern University
  • Eastman School of Music
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • Eckerd College
  • Edison State College
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Elizabethtown College
  • Emerson College
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Florida State University
  • Fordham University
  • Fresno State University
  • Geneva College
  • Georgetown University
  • Gettsyburg College
  • Goucher College
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Harrisburg University of Science & Technology
  • Hampshire College
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Hunter College
  • Hussain College of Art
  • Immaculata University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • The Julliard School
  • Juniata College
  • King's College
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  • Lackawanna College
  • Lancaster Bible College
  • La Salle University
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Lehigh University
  • Liberty University
  • Lock Haven University
  • Luzerne County Community College
  • Manor Junior College
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Messiah College
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • Misericordia University
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Mount Aloysius College
  • Mount St. Mary's College
  • New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
  • New York University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northampton Community College
  • Oberlin College
  • Ohio State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Point Park University
  • Purdue University
  • Reading Area Community College
  • Ringling College of Art & Design
  • Robert Morris University
  • Rosemont College
  • Rutgers University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • State University of New York, Purchase
  • Shadyside School of Nursing
  • Shenandoah University
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
  • Smith College
  • Southern Virginia University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Sussex County Community College
  • Temple University
  • Touro College
  • University of Arizona
  • University of the Arts
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Pittsburg
  • University of the Sciences
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Utah
  • Valley Forge Christian College
  • Virginia Commenwealth University
  • Virginia Intermont College
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Westminster College
  • Westmoreland County Community College
  • Widener University
  • Wilkes University
  • Wilson College
  • Yale University
  • Yeshiva University
  • York College of Pennsylvania

Clubs

Online learning can still be social! 21CCCS offers several groups and clubs that a student can join to interact with students who share similar interests. These student-initiated clubs are all online, making them accessible for all of our students. The full list of clubs varies from year to year based on students’ interests.

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Field Trips

Students are welcome to participate in field trips throughout the school year. They are attended by faculty, staff, friends, and family, and offer a wonderful opportunity for socialization and learning. In the past we have traveled to:

  • The Monuments in Washington, D.C.
  • Ellis Island in New York, NY
  • North Park in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Adams Ricci State Park in Harrisburg, PA
  • Aquaculture Research and Education Center in Cheyney, PA
  • The Railroad Museum in Strasburg, PA
  • Pendle Hill Brinton House in Wallingford, PA
  • Hedgerow Theater in Media, PA
  • Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Michener Museum in Doyelstown, PA
  • The Battlefields in Gettysburg, PA
  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH
  • National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon, VA

Events Calendar

Several times a month 21CCCS holds Community Outreach Events. These are typically held in the evening. We welcome faculty, staff, friends and family to get out and socialize. At these events we offer tutoring services, play games, challenge one another in sports matches, and HAVE FUN! In the past, Community Outreach Events have been held at:

  • 21st Century Cyber Charter School Home Office in Downingtown
  • Gap Community Center in Lancaster
  • East Shore Area Library in Harrisburg
  • Exeter Community Library in Exeter
  • Double Tree Hotel in Pittsburgh
  • Indian Valley Public Library in Telford
  • Norcom Community Center in Philadelphia

We are open to new ideas! Feel free to let us know if you have an idea for a new venue for our community outreach opportunities!

Teacher Life

Our instructional staff consists of full-time Pennsylvania certified teachers who work from our office in Downingtown, PA. Our teachers are dedicated to their students and have helped them become successful with curriculum based on Pennsylvania Core Standards. As evidence of our success, 21CCCS is the only statewide cyber charter school to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for seven out of eight years. The school also has the highest score of any cyber charter school in Pennsylvania on the School Performance Profile (SPP). 21CCCS also had the highest SAT scores of any charter school in Pennsylvania with an average score in the top 10% of all Pennsylvania public schools.

Each teacher works as a learning coach while teaching his/her content areas. This grants them the opportunity to get to know students on a personal level. Teachers work to identify the learning strategies that will best serve the student and ensure success. Teacher schedules vary from day to day. They provide both synchronous and asynchronous instruction using our web-based learning software. They communicate with students by telephone, email, and exchanges within our virtual office.