A virtual learning opportunity for Perkiomen Valley residents. Available for students in grades K-12, Viking Academy is a customizable online learning experience that offers students high-quality instruction with flexibility and all added benefits of a traditional PVSD education.
Innovative, rigorous, and individualized learning provided by PA-certified, highly-qualified teachers and overseen by PV School District personnel.
High expectations for students, who will have to meet graduation requirements and participate in state assessments such as the Pennsylvania School System of Assessment (PSSAs) and the Keystone Exams.
Maintain student enrollment in PVSD: Students can take courses online and still have access to over 70 extra-curricular activities and nearly 90 athletic teams that come with being a traditional student. Students can play on our athletic teams, join our clubs, receive district and school communications and receive a Perkiomen Valley School District diploma upon graduation.
Flexibility: Students who enroll have the ability to return to a traditional school district program without re-registration.
Customizable: Whether your child could benefit from taking just one online class or a full roster, Viking Academy can be adjusted to suit your child’s needs. Your child would also have access to PV resources such as counseling, special education and gifted services.
College credit/Advanced Placement options available: If your student is planning to attend college after graduation, Viking Academy offers a number of options to provide added rigor and preparation for higher education.
Yes! Viking Academy classes are aligned to the same state standards that traditional classes are and any child who attends Viking Academy and meets district graduation requirements will receive a PV diploma.
All course content is delivered by PA-certified instructors to align with the district’s credit requirements and Pennsylvania state standards. PV School District personnel help to oversee the Viking Academy program and will help monitor student progress.
At the elementary level, classes are available in a fully synchronous learning environment taught by PV teachers utilizing PV curriculum and resources. At the middle level, courses are available in a partial synchronous learning environment. At all levels courses can be available in an asynchronous learning environment.
If your child is in grades 9-12, he/she could take Viking Academy classes full-time or part-time (part-time students take a combination of online classes and in-person classes at their home school).
K-8 students will receive a schedule indicating daily and weekly times for synchronous classes. Classes presented in an asynchronous format can be completed anywhere, anytime.
Asynchronous learning is a student-centered approach using online resources to facilitate learning outside the constraints of time or place. Students will interact via a learning management system, communicate via email, post in discussion forums, and collaborate with others through a digital environment. Teachers are available for online chats and by appointment. Regular attendance is expected. Attendance guidelines can be found in the Viking Academy handbook.