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A family may decide to pursue a different educational option such as a cyber charter school, private tutoring or a home education program. In this case, the family must withdraw their child from the current public school in which the student is enrolled.


Cyber charter schools are online public schools that provide online instruction to students in the student's home without cost to the family. Due to the time and effort to enroll in a cyber charter school, this is for long-term solutions where the student is expected to be out for months.


A list of cyber charter school can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) website at the following link: Cyber Charter Schools.


Home education programs and private tutoring are covered extensively on their own webpages. See the Home Education and Private Tutoring website.

For additional information, please contact:

Lois Novak |
Pennsylvania Department of Education - School Services Office
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.783.6610 | Fax: 717.214.4389
RA-homebound@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us