• A-C~D.C. Frequently Asked Questions:

    • What is a virtual school?
      • A virtual school is an alternative to the traditional brick and mortar setting.  Content is delivered by highly qualified certified teachers using high-end technology.  Students achieve the same objectives as a traditional school.  The only difference is the media by which the information is delivered.
    • How would my child benefit from attending A-C~D.C.?
      • A-C~D.C. gives your child flexibility in determining the hours that they attend school.  A-C~D.C. also allows students to spend more time in areas of need and less time in areas they have already mastered.  Students also receive an increased amount of one-to-one attention.
    • What grade levels does A-C~D.C. offer?
      • A-C~D.C. offers classes and courses for students in grades K-12. 
    • Is there a cost to attend A-C~D.C.?
      • A-C~D.C. is free if you reside in the Annville-Cleona School District. There is a fee for credit recovery courses during the summer if a student failed a course during the regular school year.
    • Is my child eligible to enroll in A-C~D.C.?
      • All students in grades K-12 who are residents of the Annville-Cleona School District are eligible to enroll. 
    • Is A-C~D.C. curriculum accredited?
      • All A-C~D.C. curricula is approved by the Annville-Cleona Board of Directors and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Core courses are NCAA approved.  Some additional courses are also NCAA approved that are used in special circumstances.  
    • How much time will my child spend doing school work during the day/year?  
      • Students are required to attend 180 days of school.  For each school day, students should complete a minimum of one lesson per course in which they are enrolled.
    • How will my child's progress be monitored?
      • Your child’s progress is monitored by the highly qualified staff of A-C~D.C. If at any time our staff becomes concerned with the progress of your child, we will contact you immediately.  Grades are provided at the end of each course part, which could be the end of a quarter (marking period) or end of a semester, depending on the course.    
    • How do you monitor attendance?
      • Attendance is monitored through a reporting system in our virtual school.  All student activity in the system is logged.  In accordance with our attendance policy, students must meet required due dates in order to be considered in attendance.
    • Does A-C~D.C. provide the technology and materials necessary for my child to attend school online?
      • A-C~D.C students may be eligible to borrow a computer and printer, depending on individual course loads and circumstances.  Each child’s family is responsible for the set-up and maintenance of an internet service provider. I.U. #13 currently provides partial reimbursement of internet fees for students who have received I.U. equipment.
    • What if my child is not computer literate? Can he still participate?
      • Yes!  Each enrollee meets with the coordinator before being enrolled in A-C~D.C. A small training session is held to help orient the student with the learning interface.  Additional training can be provided upon request.
    • How will my child socialize in A-C~D.C.?
      • Students can interact with teachers and other students via the course vendor’s platform. This application supports instant message interaction, as well as email communication. A-C~D.C. students are highly encouraged to become actively involved in the Annville-Cleona school community by participating in extracurricular activities and other school events (Homecoming Dance, Mini-Thon, Prom, etc.).  
    • How will my child receive credit for physical education?
      • Physical education can be achieved through an individual contract with each student or through an on-line course, dependent on the students needs.  Students must by physically active a minimum of 2.5 hours per week.  Activities are logged and verified by the parent and submitted to the A-C~D.C. on a quarterly basis.
    • What am I required to do if my child attends A-C~D.C.?
      • Parents are vital to the success of a student in A-C~D.C. Although students are responsible for their own success, they still need to be guided and nurtured. While A-C~D.C. has many electronic ways to monitor a student, the parent is the human eyes and ears. Parents have first hand knowledge of the student's strengths and weaknesses.
    • Can my child participate in Career and Technology Center (CTC) while attending A-C~D.C.?
      • Yes, students may attend the Career and Technology Center and A-C~D.C. Please contact the high school administration to find out specifics on how this schedule can best be accommodated.
    • Will my child receive an Annville-Cleona school district diploma? Is there a graduation ceremony?
      • Yes, upon meeting graduation requirements, your child will have the opportunity to participate in a graduation ceremony and will receive an Annville-Cleona school district diploma.
    • What courses are offered and what curriculum is used?
      • The curriculum and course offerings will be provided as requested. These may vary from year to year, so contact A-C~D.C. for the current course offerings.
    • May A-C~D.C. students participate in school district extracurricular activities?
      • Yes!  All Annville-Cleona school district residents are welcome and invited to participate in extracurricular activities.
    • What is the enrollment process?
      • Please contact Mr. Tommy Long at the high school office by phone (717-867-7700) or by email at tlong@acschools.org