The elementary program is grounded in the belief that all students can reach their potential and thrive in a cyber environment through solid partnership between parents/Learning Coaches and staff. Each day, students log in to dynamic, live classroom sessions, as they work with their teacher and peers to master grade-level standards.
The program is designed to ease families into the online learning model and equip students with the skills and technical proficiency needed to successfully complete online courses.
The Learning Coach is expected to sit with the youngest student during all live sessions to monitor, assist and check for comprehension. Each live session includes direct instruction, real- time interaction and skill-building opportunities. Following live sessions, students are instructed to complete online and/or offline assignments to strengthen their understanding and demonstrate mastery of daily learning objectives.
Through real-time live instruction, students participate in a rigorous Pennsylvania standards-aligned education, with the support of their parents/guardians, teachers, Family Coaches, interventionists and support staff. Students work to achieve their potential through actively engaging in challenging learning communities that promote consistency, relevance and persistence. Agora is committed to a Multitiered System of Support, where individual students receive interventions, academic support, tutoring, acceleration and enrichment to meet their individual needs and enhance their academic growth.
Agora takes seriously our charge to educate the whole child. The instructional model also includes social-emotional learning and cultivation of 21st-century skills that help to prepare students for college or careers upon successful completion of high school. Students have the support of guidance counselors, school nurses, social workers and related services for their nonacademic needs. Agora Cyber Charter School is a certified Trauma-Informed School.
Agora believes that strong communication and collaboration with parents/guardians is vital for student success. The parent engagement team helps to bridge the communication between school and home in support of each child’s education.
Agora’s MTSS is a standards-aligned comprehensive school improvement framework for enhancing academic, behavioral and social-emotional outcomes for all students.
Key components of MTSS for student success:
- All students receive high-quality curriculum, instruction and assessment in the general education classroom.
- The school conducts universal screenings that review the performance and progress of all students through brief assessments in key areas of literacy and math.
- Consistent and reliable progress monitoring allows teachers to take a snapshot of how children are doing on specific skills between the set assessment.