Pittsburgh Online Academy
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- When most of us were in school, we took science classes like biology and chemistry, but computer science may be even more important for today's kids. Yet nearly 90% of kindergarten through eighth grade students don't have access to computer science classes. KDKA-TV's Kristine Sorensen visited a local school where the nonprofit STEM Coding Lab is providing computer classes there and in schools around the region.
Pittsburgh Phillips K-5 had a slime the teacher event today to celebrate working hard to be respectful all month as part of their PBIS incentive. Third grade teacher Mrs. ElSabbagh was the brave staff member who was selected by students and families through a raffle at Back to School Night.
Superintendent Dr. Wayne N. Walters has been named the inaugural honoree of The Plant A Seed Experience. The experience supports the work of Plant A Seed Children’s Partnership Inc., which through its Working Supportive/Mentoring Curriculum supports youth with life skills that will guide them to better conflict resolution and decision-making - planting comprehensive skills for tomorrow’s generation today.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Vision:Pittsburgh Online Academy's vision is to be a world-class online program that prioritizes the social, emotional, and academic well-being of all students while infusing the 21st century skills necessary for every student to be college, career, and life ready.
Mission:Our mission is to provide Pittsburgh Public Schools students in grades 4-12 with a tuition-free and technology-based program virtually. Academically rigorous courses are taught by certified teachers in a structured, yet flexible way that meets every student's individual needs.
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 maximize their learning experience.
Our courseware systems provide interactive and engaging lessons to help students learn. Oddysseyware, our main courseware system, provides a user-friendly and succient lessons that guide students towards content mastery.
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Online Academy, located at 93 S. 10th Street, was built in 1974. The 1 story building a total area of 224,105 square feet.