PA Virtual Charter School is a free, public PA cyber school of choice chartered and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in 2001. PA Virtual provides personalized education for over 2,000 students from diverse ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds, and from a variety of geographic regions across the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School serves students from Kindergarten through 12th grade in a home-based setting. PA Virtual is a pioneering choice in public education, empowering families through a dynamic partnership between the School and the home; a rich, research-based curriculum; and the innovative use of technology to meet the educational needs of its children. PA Virtual is an award-winning and innovative online school in PA.