– In efforts to further explore other educational avenues that are offered in the Commonwealth, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) and members of the House Education Committee had the opportunity to tour East Stroudsburg Area Cyber Academy (ESACA) as well as attend a presentation about its programs and the role they play in student’s lives.
“Cyber education, especially when it’s blended like this, is a great alternative for those students who struggle in a traditional classroom setting,” said Brown. “I am pleased that students in the East Stroudsburg School District have the cyber academy as an option, as it provides them an integrative educational experience that provides both structure and flexibility to its students. I want to thank Dr. Vitulli and the district for giving us such an informative tour and being so dedicated to the students and families.”
“As Chairman of the House Education Committee, I believe it is important for our committee to visit schools across the Commonwealth so that we have better insight into the needs of our students and teachers,” said Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee. “We had a great and informative tour yesterday at East Stroudsburg School District, where we learned a lot about their educative initiatives. I appreciate Dr. Vitulli and his staff for giving us a tour.”
Some of the benefits that ESACA showcased include:
• All East Stroudsburg Area School District (ESASD) resources are at the student’s disposal.
• ESACA offers over 65 different courses online.
• Students have the ability to seamlessly transition from the cyber school to traditional school setting or vice versa.
• Complete flexibility in when and where students want to learn.
• ESACA students are eligible to attend Monroe County Technical Institute.
• ESACA offers face-to-face support for all students.
• ESACA students earn an ESASD diploma.
“Today's visit from members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Education Committee was a tremendous opportunity for our district to showcase our progressive approach to education that works well for some students,” said Dr. William Vitulli, principal of East Stroudsburg Area Cyber Academy. “I was happy to share with them the specifics of our blended school program that separates us from traditional cyber schools and provides our students with exemplary results not typically experienced in other cyber programs.”
East Stroudsburg Area School District has been using cyber education for the last 11 years. This current blended program model was adopted during the 2018-19 school year.
Representative Rosemary M. Brown
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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