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The Agora Parent Teacher Organization (APTO) is formed for the purpose of supporting the education of students at Agora Cyber Charter School by fostering relationships among the school, parents, Learning Coaches and teachers, and Agora staff members.
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Please consider attending one of our upcoming meetings:
(All meetings begin at 7PM)

  • 2017-2018 dates and times TBD

Agora PTO Meeting Recordings

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN for Executive Council Members for the 2017-2018 school year. If you are interested in being a Regional Representative and helping to shape both the APTO and Agora, please click on the survey below:

Agora PTO Leadership Interest Form


Why Participate in the APTO?

You are the PTO

  • PTO’s are a great opportunity to meet other Agora parents.
  • Parent Involvement Matters For Your Child’s Success
  • You can be the first to hear about important news and  upcoming events at school.
  • You can learn how to volunteer your time to positively impact the learning experience of all students at Agora Cyber Charter School.
  • PTO’s bring together the home and the school so that parents and teachers may cooperate in the education of our children.

Agora PTO Executive Council 2016-2017

Region 1 – Northwest: VACANCY

Region 2 – Northeast PA: VACANCY

Region 3 – Southwest: VACANCY

Region 4 – Central PA: VACANCY

Region 5 – Southeast: VACANCY

Region 6 – Greater Philadelphia:

Laurent TankerslyLauren Tankersly
​Lives In: Philadelphia
Students: 1st grade
With Agora: First Year
Bio: Lauren Tankersly resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children. She is a Learning Coach for her son, who is a first grader and a new student at Agora. She decided to enroll her son in a cyber charter school this year because of the progressive and customized learning approach offered by K12 schools. She is excited about working with the Agora PTO Council and helping to engage students and families in the Agora community.
She currently serves as a Board Member for the Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition (PEAC), she is a Peer Supporter for the Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania Program (P2P of PA), and she is also the founder of “The Mommy Vine,” a blog which provides information and resources to parents and caregivers residing in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Lauren is extremely passionate about youth education. She has spent several years providing academic support to youth by serving as a tutor and mentor to at-risk children in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh regions. Also, as the mother of a child with special needs, she is committed to advocating for inclusive education for students.

Parent Support Coordinator Liaison

Steve Calabro famillySteve Calabro
​Lives In: Carbondale, PA
Students: Son in 7th grade
With Agora: 7th year on staff, 4th as Learning Coach
Bio: At Agora, I have been a Teacher, a Family Coach, and now a Parent Support Coordinator.  I believe we have the most dedicated, caring staff on earth and my wife and I believe that this is the best place for our son.  Our family enjoys traveling, backyard astronomy and being involved at our church where my wife and I lead music and our son volunteers with the children’s ministry.  I’m looking forward to what the APTO can achieve for both the school and our families and am honored to serve as Liaison.
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In order to ensure equal representation, the Executive Council shall consist of a representative from each of the six identified APTO regions across the state (Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Central, Southeast, and Greater Philadelphia) along with one member of the Parent Support Coordinator (PSC) team.