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    Pittsburgh Online Academy

    Quality. Flexibility. A customized approach. Tuition-free. 

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    Our Mission

    Pittsburgh Online Academy's mission is to be one of America's premier schools, where we are student-focused, well managed and innovative. We will hold ourselves accountable for preparing all children to achieve academic excellence and strength of chararacter, so that they have the opportunity to succeed in all aspects of life.
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    Our Teachers
    Our highly-qualified teachers provide students with direct one-on-one support in their certified content area. Teachers also engage students during virtual office lessons. Students receive constructive and meaningful feedback that can be utilized to assist with content understanding. 
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    Career & Technology Education
    Pittsburgh Online Academy (POA) students can participate in the Career and Technical (CTE) education program, selected a program that best matches their interests and career plan. Regular academics are completed through POA, while career and technical specifc classes are completed at the program's location within the district. 
    Learn more about our CTE Programs!
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    Our Program
    Pittsburgh Online Academy students and parents participate in a comprehensive orientation that introduces families to our course ware systems, school policies and family expectations. We also provide students with state-of-the-art equipment to maximixe their learning experience.

    Learn more about our program!
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    Enrichment Opportunities
    Pittsburgh Online Academy (POA) students can select from a wide range of enrichment opportunites that occur regularly at our drop-in center and in local neighborhoods. 
    Additionally, POA students are eligible to participate in district-sponsored clubs, organizations, and sports teams through their feeder pattern school. 
    View our event calendar.
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    Promise Ready at Online Academy
    Pittsburgh Online Academy is the only online school eligible for students to earn the Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship opportunity.
    Learn more about The Pittsburgh Promise
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    Interested in Enrolling?

    Interested families can easily apply by the enrollment process that matches their current placement.
    Please select an option below and we will help guide you through the process. 

    External Applicant
    (Current Cyber, Charter, Out of District, and Private School Student)
    Internal Applicant
    (Current PPS Student)