Accelerate Your Child’s Online Learning 

Pennsylvania Online School

Acellus Academy is a private, accredited online (K-12) school serving families in PA. We take immense pride in the achievements of our alumni who are being accepted to top colleges and universities in the state, including University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State University.

Accelerate Your Child’s Online Learning 

Pennsylvania Online School

Acellus Academy is a private, accredited online (K-12) school serving families in PA. We take immense pride in the achievements of our alumni who are being accepted to top colleges and universities in the state, including University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State University.

Elementary Courses

Grades K-5
Online Elementary School

Our accredited online elementary school in Pennsylvania provides students with programs that allow them to learn at their own speed, in the comfort of their own environments, and in ways that spark curiosity and foster a love of learning.

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Middle School Courses

Grades 6-8
Online Middle School

As an online middle school in Pennsylvania, Acellus Academy offers video-based courses that encompass core middle school subjects and electives. These courses are designed to prepare students for a successful transition to high school.

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Grades 9-12
Online High School

High school students in PA can study from home using Acellus Academy’s rigorous online high school courses that help prepare them for success in college. Upon completion, they can graduate with an accredited high school diploma.

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Studying Online at Acellus Academy

Acellus Academy tackles the challenges of virtual learning by offering a personalized learning experience that allows students to progress at their own pace. With hundreds of meticulously designed courses to choose from, our extensive selection ensures that students can pursue their individual interests and academic goals. Each course is crafted to accelerate the learning process and help students master the content, making online education both effective and engaging.

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The Student Experience

Students at Acellus Academy study online at their own pace with video-based lessons, practice problems, and built-in tools that identify where there are learning gaps, creating the feeling of a one-on-one learning experience. Acellus accelerates learning by adapting instruction to meet each student’s unique needs.

Acellus Academy Middle School Overview
Acellus 10th Grade Courses include core classes, electives, and CTE.
BROWSE COURSES

Hundreds of Online Course Options

Parents have the flexibility to enroll their child in Acellus Academy year-round, offering hundreds of online courses spanning all core subjects for grades K-12, along with Advanced Placement (AP), Career & Technical Education (CTE), STEM, and a substantial amount of options for electives. Additional core areas comprise:

  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts
  • Social-Emotional
  • Computer Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Languages

What Makes Acellus Academy Unique?

Acellus Academy has several programs in place that set us apart from other PA virtual schools:

Acellus Gold

This revolutionary platform is designed to accelerate learning and motivate student achievement with learning activities and competitions. Students can earn “Acellus Gold” as they progress through their courses, which helps reinforce the importance and value of the knowledge they gain.

Special Needs Program

We offer adaptive courses that adjust to the rigor and level of students with special learning needs. This is all part of our commitment to cater to homeschool students in Pennsylvania with varying learning styles.

STEM-10 Program 

Our 10-year STEM initiative begins in the 3rd grade and progresses through high school. These courses prepare students with the knowledge and skills they will need to excel in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

TIER-1 Honors Program 

Acellus Academy provides rigorous honors and AP courses that prepare students for success in college, and improve their chances of securing scholarships.

Acellus Academy K12 Special Education Classes

Vectored Instruction

Acellus Vectored Instruction® is an advanced tool designed to intervene at the optimal moment to swiftly address gaps in a student’s comprehension to accelerate learning. By diagnosing foundational deficiencies, Vectored Instruction can pinpoint and remediate gaps, drawing on earlier grade-level material if needed. Once these foundational gaps are filled, students can seamlessly resume their course, now equipped with the essential knowledge for continued success.

Professionally Filmed Courses

Acellus courses feature expertly crafted video lessons designed to deliver courses in the most engaging way possible. Collaborating with top-tier educators nationwide, Acellus Academy produces innovative videos, complemented by interactive course materials, to create an online learning environment that inspires a passion for learning.

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The Parent Perspective 

Parents can set educational goals and monitor their child’s scores and attendance in real time through the Acellus Academy Parent Interface. This comprehensive tool provides detailed insights, empowering parents to actively engage in their child’s learning process.

Accreditations and Approvals

Acellus Academy is a fully accredited online school in PA. We work with multiple organizations that validate and recognize quality in educational programs. Our accreditations are listed below.

 

College Board Approval

APPROVED AP COURSES

Acellus Academy Advanced Placement (AP) courses have been audited and approved by the College Board. For a listing of approved courses, please select the option below.

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NCAA Accreditation

NCAA APPROVED COURSES

Acellus Academy core courses have been reviewed and approved by NCAA. For a listing of eligible Acellus Academy courses, please visit the NCAA Eligibility Center.

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Acellus Academy is fully accredited by WASC, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

ACCREDITED BY WASC

Acellus Academy is Fully Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges – a regional accreditation agency.

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Online School in PA
PA State Requirements

Acellus Academy for Pennsylvania Families

In the state of Pennsylvania, Acellus Academy is considered an “umbrella school”. An umbrella school is any alternative source of education that provides curriculum and oversight of homeschooled students to fulfill the requirements of state government. These entities are not registered with the PA Department of Education (PDE) and do not lead to a state-recognized diploma. If a parent in PA chooses an umbrella school, they must submit a notarized affidavit or unsworn declaration statement to their local school district, along with a written evaluation of the home education program by a qualified evaluator each year.

At Acellus Academy, we simplify the evaluation process for Pennsylvania parents by providing comprehensive reporting tools. Our detailed reports include syllabi, report cards, and progress reports, all accessible through the parent account. These resources help parents comply with state requirements and complete state testing effortlessly. Acellus Academy’s robust reporting system ensures that Pennsylvania families receive the support they need to adhere to state regulations, making the educational journey smoother and more efficient.

Online School in PA
PA State Requirements

Acellus Academy for Pennsylvania Families

In the state of Pennsylvania, Acellus Academy is considered an “umbrella school”. An umbrella school is any alternative source of education that provides curriculum and oversight of homeschooled students to fulfill the requirements of state government. These entities are not registered with the PA Department of Education (PDE) and do not lead to a state-recognized diploma. If a parent in PA chooses an umbrella school, they must submit a notarized affidavit or unsworn declaration statement to their local school district, along with a written evaluation of the home education program by a qualified evaluator each year.

At Acellus Academy, we simplify the evaluation process for Pennsylvania parents by providing comprehensive reporting tools. Our detailed reports include syllabi, report cards, and progress reports, all accessible through the parent account. These resources help parents comply with state requirements and complete state testing effortlessly. Acellus Academy’s robust reporting system ensures that Pennsylvania families receive the support they need to adhere to state regulations, making the educational journey smoother and more efficient.

Meet Nhat Phan

Pursuing Medical Research with a Full Scholarship to University of Pittsburgh

A recent graduate of Acellus Academy, Nhat began his journey in the summer of 2019. The flexibility of the Acellus Gold program allowed him to pursue research projects at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While studying at Acellus, he also began his own startup, which was acquired in November of 2022. In the fall, he will be studying Economics and Pre-Med on a full scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh. Nhat credits much of his success to the advanced education he received at Acellus.

Enrollment Process

How to Get Started at Acellus Academy

Because of the flexibility of our program, students may transfer to Acellus Academy at any point throughout the year and begin on their own schedule. Upon enrollment, each student will start at the beginning of their courses and move through the curriculum at their own pace.

Tuition Information

Acellus Academy offers multiple tiers for tuition options for our diverse range of families, ensuring that high-quality education  is accessible to everyone.  

Dr. Roger Billings, Creator of Acellus.

student mentoring

Roger Billings Scholarship Program

As part of founder Roger Billings’ lifelong commitment to supporting education, the Roger Billings Scholarship Program was created as a way to “give back” by supporting students with mentoring guidance and special tuition rates.

Subject to availability, The Roger Billings Scholarship covers 70% of tuition provided the recipient’s adherence to our scholarship requirements. The Scholarship Program is open to students ranging from kindergarten to high school and is designed to support creative students with an interest in science and technology.

Under the Scholarship Program, students who enroll participate in Science L!VE, weekly lectures that teach the importance of education and help students understand how knowledge can empower them to succeed. Students who attend these lectures are eligible to receive reduced tuition rates in return for their increased level of commitment

Frequently Asked Questions:

How soon can my student begin?

Acellus Academy accepts enrollment year-round. Once a student has been enrolled, they can begin immediately. There is no waiting period. You’ll receive the student’s login information as soon as you complete the enrollment process.

Additional information:

How much does this school cost?

Please see the following link to view current tuition rates: Enrollment Pathways.

Tuition covers the registration and instructional expenses to enroll a student in Acellus Academy. Scholarship opportunities are available to assist with a portion of the tuition cost. For more information on scholarships, please visit the Roger Billings Scholarship Program.

Does your school enroll students in Pennsylvania?

Yes! Parents in Pennsylvania are welcome to enroll their students. Acellus Academy serves families throughout the state of PA.

In Pennsylvania, Acellus Academy is categorized as an “umbrella school.” This means that the parent is still responsible for providing the local school district with a notarized affidavit or unsworn declaration statement and a written evaluation of the home education program completed by a qualified home school evaluator annually.

Detailed information on how to fulfill these requirements is available on the Pennsylvania Department of Education website: View PA’s Home Education and Private Tutoring guide.

Will my student have to participate in state testing?

Pennsylvania law does require homeschooled students to participate in state testing at certain grade levels. Participating in required testing is the responsibility of the parent. Parents may choose from a list of state-approved standardized assessments. For more information, please see the Home Education Guide on the PA Dept. of Education website.

What are the expectations of the parent?

As the primary facilitators of their child’s learning experience, parents play a crucial role in an Acellus Academy student’s success. Their responsibilities encompass a range of tasks that include:

Supervision
Parents are responsible for overseeing the student’s learning experience. This involves ensuring the student attends regularly and completes weekly progress goals in each course. The parent is also responsible for providing an optimal study environment conducive to learning.

Tracking Progress
Through our easy-to-use Acellus platform, parents should sign in at least daily to monitor their child’s academic progress and scores. This ensures that they can identify areas of improvement and help the student stay on track.

Interface with Acellus Academy
Parents should communicate with Acellus Academy to address any questions or concerns that may arise during the course of their child’s study. A dedicated team is available to support parents.

Follow Local Home Education Laws
The parent is responsible for following any regional home education regulations that apply to them. In Pennsylvania, Acellus Academy is categorized as an “umbrella school.” This means that the parent is still responsible for providing the local school district with a notarized affidavit or unsworn declaration statement and a written evaluation of the home education program completed by a qualified home school evaluator annually. Detailed information on how to fulfill these requirements is available on the Pennsylvania Department of Education website: View PA’s Home Education and Private Tutoring guide.

What if my student transfers to another school?

Transcripts may be requested through the system to provide a record of the courses completed by a student. The transcript will include the grade for each class and any credits awarded. No credit will be given for a partially completed course.

Parents may request an electronic copy of a transcript at no cost. Certified transcripts delivered via mail may be requested for a nominal fee. For more information, please see the following tutorial on requesting a transcript.

What grades are offered?

Acellus Academy is available to students in grades K-12. Students who complete the high school graduation requirements are eligible to receive a diploma.

For more details on a specific grade level, please see the following resources:

(K-5) Elementary
(6-8) Middle School
(9-12) High School

Will my student receive a high school diploma from Acellus Academy?

Yes, students who complete the graduation requirements will receive a high school diploma from Acellus Academy. Acellus Academy offers two high school diploma paths:

● The Standard Pathway is recommended for students who plan to attend a community college or directly enter the workforce after high school. ● The Honors Pathway is a more rigorous program of study that is recommended for students who plan to apply to competitive four-year colleges with more stringent admissions requirements.

For more information, please see our Graduation Requirements.

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View Enrollment Options

Enrollment in Acellus Academy is open year-round. Select the option below to review tuition and enrollment options.

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Call (866) 684-6127 to discuss your student’s needs with an admissions advisor or contact us by email.

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