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CCA also recognizes that COVID-19 is affecting communities and families in very serious ways (closed businesses, job loss, additional family members at home during the day, illness); therefore, we will adjust posted schoolwork to accommodate students and families while still providing meaningful instruction. Learn More

  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    NG
  6. Health & Safety
    NG
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    NG
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-

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From Commonwealth Charter Academy

CCA is a top accredited K-12 public cyber charter school that provides personalized education to all Pennsylvania students at no cost to families.

CCA partners with the entire family to develop a personalized plan to help your child succeed.

Upon enrollment, CCA provides students with all of the materials needed to succeed, including a laptop, books and workbooks, hands-on activity support and more. We offer accelerated courses, tutoring and accommodations for ESL students and individualized education plans (IEPs) for special education students.

Commonwealth Charter Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
66%
Average SAT
1110
272 responses
Average ACT
24
52 responses
AP Enrollment
1%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
  • live lessons
    33%
  • Trips
    22%
  • Clubs
    17%
  • Graduation.
    16%
  • Dances
    7%
  • Prom but we never got to have graduation!
    3%
  • I don't like anything
    2%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    8,761
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    53%
    57%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.80 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.80 responses
    26%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.80 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    25:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    25.5%
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 responses

    Commonwealth Charter Academy Reviews

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    Our daughter started when she was 1st grade and is now a Sophomore. We love it! The curriculum is a year or two ahead of our local district, teachers and staff are very supportive, we love the flexibility, and there's amazing field trip opportunities. CCA also has mobile classrooms, one of which is a mini aquaponics lab! And when we visit the main campus in Harrisburg we can experience the 2nd largest aquaponics lab in the country (only 2nd to Disney's Epcot). My daughter loves her courses and the electives offered. CCA is a fantastic school, we highly recommend it!
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    Amazing! The platform is easy for kids and parents to navigate. The school works around your schedule, tech issues. They can handle IEPs, 504s,gifted. Parents can check their kids progress from anywhere. Offers extracurriculars, like languages, in elementary school. Teachers are phenomenal! I enrolled my kids to avoid the inconsistencies the pandemic caused B&M schools...I don't want to switch back. Both of my kids are getting more from their education now. They provide all materials, even for art, gym, science. They have their own tech support team! Yes, parents are more involved, but instead of looking at my kids homework, not understanding common core, i can look at the lesson, and find where my child is confused. I can't recommend it enough!
    I absolutely love CCA, I'm currently a senior and they have set me up for success! The teachers are super helpful and care for their students. There are many clubs and organizations to join and everyone is so welcoming and nice.