Individual instruction for success
21CCCS teachers work collaboratively from our offices in West Chester, PA, and Murrysville, PA individualizing the curriculum to suit individual student learning styles and varying academic levels. Our teachers develop and update the curriculum based upon the Pennsylvania Core Standards and teach the core subject classes and most electives. All of our courses are designed to help prepare students for the next phase of their lives, whether that means continuing their education or joining the workforce. Our teachers, Academic Advisors, and school counseling department work together to ensure a student meets the necessary graduation requirements.
Virtual learning provides flexibility for diverse students to choose their preferred schedule and location.
Students provide their own computer, software, and Internet connection. Courses are asynchronous and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Both original credit and credit recovery courses are available. See the course catalog for offerings and a list of necessary course-specific materials that aren’t provided by 21CCCS.
Our online learning management system keeps workloads organized and manageable.
For each class, a syllabus is posted and students are guided in their progress through assignments. Course lessons and assignments are listed through links, to be clicked and viewed in a particular order. This list divides lessons into weeks. This makes workloads easy to follow and breaks them down into manageable pieces. Students can keep their workloads organized by noting which lessons they are working on each day. Every item is separated with icons to show students if there is a document to read, an assignment to submit, or an activity to complete.
Honors level pathways are designed for students whose skills, past performance, and interests demonstrate that they can successfully complete increasingly challenging academic work. Honors work may include research and rigorous projects that require extensive reading requirements and analytical thinking. This level requires the student to be responsible, mature, and have strong study skills that enable the student to pursue independent learning. For high school students, upon the successful completion of an Honors Pathway, .25 quality points will be added to the GPA calculation for that course, provided that the student was enrolled in the honors pathway or a corresponding honors course at the student’s previous school for at least half of the school year.
Supplies for classes are provided for our students. 21CCCS classes may use a traditional textbook, an online version of the text, or a combination of both. We also provide a calculator and graphic tablet for each student. Tools and hardware are provided when needed for a specific course, such as art and physical education kits. To help students stay focused, internet blocking and tracking software may be used to remove access to sites that could be distracting or inappropriate.
Each student has a Academic Advisor to monitor progress through the curriculum and provide assistance.
Often times, the largest challenge students face is that of time management in their new virtual learning environment. For this reason, support is available through the Academic Advisor. The Academic Advisor is also a teacher who has helped to construct and differentiate the curriculum. Their breadth of experience and knowledge will help your students to be successful with our curriculum.
22 Total Credits
- English, Mathematics
- 4 credits each
- Social Studies, Science
- 3 credits each
- 1.5 credits
- College & Career Readiness
- 0.5 credits
- 6 credits
*Completion of a culminating project is required. 21CCCS requires all students to complete elective “College and Career Readiness” to meet the requirement.
- Foreign Languages Offered:
- Mandarin Chinese I
- Mandarin Chinese II
- Spanish I
- Spanish II
- Spanish III
- French I
- French II
- German I
- German II
- AP Courses Offered:
- English Literature & Composition
- Calculus AB
- Environmental Science
- Human Geography
- US History