About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system.
Agora Cyber Charter School did not make AYP in 2012. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Pennsylvania in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Agora Cyber Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Agora Cyber Charter School had 23 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Pennsylvania average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Agora Cyber Charter School's students and teachers. more
When we received our laptop, it wasn't working properly. My husband eventually figured out it didn't have virus protection. I don't know why it wasn't set up properly and ready when we got it.
Tech support agents have no idea what's going on. They can't answer simple questions. Tech support did a back up, making their system unusable during busy school hours when they could have scheduled it for a slower time. Kmail, their internal email, doesn't work consistently. Their system is down some days, not allowing access to the school. Tech support should be one of the most important things for a cyber school, and it is almost completely useless.
Teachers are wonderful and are always helpful. Unfortunately they cannot fix all of the problems with tech support. When you try to call the school, you have long lists of automated options and have a hard time reaching a live person. When you reach a live person, sometimes they have no idea what's going on. Getting good help is almost impossible.
I would NOT recommend this school to anyone.
I would NOT use this school again.
I am committed to finishing out the year with my daughter, but she's suffering due to not being able to work every day when their system doesn't work. Sadly, I might have to look elsewhere for a better cyber school.
Enrollment (2011)Total: 5861
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Agora Cyber Charter School had 64% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Pennsylvania had 38% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Agora Cyber CS District Spending
In 2011, Agora Cyber Charter School had 23 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Pennsylvania average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Agora Cyber CS School District
About the PSSA
What is it?
The PSSA is an annual test used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards. The PSSA also evaluated how well school programs enable students to master the standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing.
How is it Scored?
Students are rated at one of four levels: below basic, basic, proficient and advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.