The Brandywine Virtual Academy (BVA)
was formed to provide schools the resources and flexibility to serve
students who wish to learn online. It is managed and operated by the Chester
County Intermediate Unit, but the credits align with a student’s assigned
school. As such, a student graduating will earn their diploma from their
public/private school and not from BVA.
BVA offers a wide range of computer-based courses that students take over the
Internet. Students may complete their courses from a school-based classroom,
computer lab, home or other locations with Internet access.
The courses are developed and taught by Pennsylvania-certified teachers. In addition, BVA curriculum (unlike national providers) includes and assesses Pennsylvania state standards. Thus, BVA delivers the same high-quality instruction found in neighborhood schools.
variety of courses and academic levels are available. Students may work at
their own pace as long as they meet deadlines. Short-term, skill-building and
remedial coursework is also available. Since communication is integral to
student success, BVA teachers are available by phone, in “virtual offices”, by
email and within the actual course platforms. Teachers have frequent
communication with students, primarily through written digital communication
(e.g. email and messaging within our course platforms (LMSs) and student
information system (Genius SIS), and if requested, they will copy local school
contacts on any electronic communications.
For schools, students, or
parents looking to supplement course offerings, address scheduling conflicts,
or solve home-bound needs through quality instruction, BVA may be the ideal solution.
To enroll a student, contact our Student Registrar, at (484) 237-5315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.