The middle school administrators, teachers and staff are committed to cultivating a learning community where everyone is included and valued—and where all students receive the support they need to reach their potential.
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.
Each live session includes direct instruction, real-time interaction and skill-building opportunities. Following live sessions, students are instructed to read online lessons and complete online assignments. Completion of daily lessons and assignments will strengthen their understanding and demonstrate mastery of important 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 allow teachers to take a snapshot of how children are doing on specific skills between the set assessment.