Participating in PA Cyber Charter School won’t guarantee a student’s stardom but it did make it possible for Aaron Kelly, an 2010 American Idol finalist.
Kelly, a 17 year old high school student from Midland, PA, enrolled in cyber school to actively pursue his music career. Cyber schools offer something traditional schools could never provide – flexibility. This flexibility allows Kelly to compete in American Idol while completing his high school diploma.
Nearly 20,000 Pennsylvania students were enrolled in cyber schools last year. Cyber schools provide parents and students with greater school choice and save taxpayers money.
Unfortunately, cyber schools in Pennsylvania receive less than 1% of the state’s educational funding, and several bills in consideration by the State House Education Committee would further reduce their funding.