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Application for Online Course Inclusion in the Pennsylvania Online Course Catalog (PDF)

Online Course Catalog Participation Process (PDF)

Online Course Catalog Provider FAQ (PDF)

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is pleased to announce the completion of the review process for courses to be included in the Online Course Catalog in the following subjects: Algebra I, Biology, AP Biology, AP Calculus, and Grade 10 English/Language Arts. Approved courses have shown evidence that their courses are aligned to the International Association for K-12 Learning (iNACOL) rubric.

Courses Meeting iNACOL Standards

PDE developed a framework and process for online course review which included the implementation of the International Association for K-12 Learning (iNACOL) rubric to ensure consistent standards. High school courses that meet these standards will indicate with reasonable confidence that a provider has the capacity to deliver high quality courses in an effort to help Pennsylvania's students become college and career ready.

With an initial emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), the offering of Algebra I, Biology, AP Biology, AP Calculus, and Grade 10 English/Language Arts courses are designed to prepare students for the Keystone Exams thereby meeting the Pennsylvania code's (Chapter 4) requirements toward high school graduation completion. In addition, these courses can be used for supplementary instruction. Courses are unique because they have been reviewed through an application process and the PDE-adopted iNACOL rubric to ensure alignment to the iNACOL Standards for Quality Online Courses and Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content associated with the Keystone Exams.

PDE Online Course Catalog for Algebra I and Biology

Listed below (in alphabetical order) are links to the providers of courses that have been reviewed and found to meet the appropriate standards. Local Education Agencies will serve as the registrar for these courses, and students will enroll at the discretion of the LEA. Students and parents interested in online course options may enroll only through their LEA facilitator. The obligation to pay for courses remains with the participating LEA.

21st Century Cyber Charter School

Courses Approved:
Algebra 1
Biology

Site includes login directions to the learning management system and to view samples of PDE approved courses.
The courses are best accessed using the Firefox browser.
For information contact:
Ms. Monica Frank
484-575-5493
mfrank@21cccs.org

Blendedschool.net

Courses Approved:
AP Biology A,B
AP Calculus A,B
Keystone Literature 10
Language Arts 10 A,B

Capital Area Online Learning Association (CAOLA)

Courses Approved:
Algebra 1
Biology
World Literature II
Please contact:

Holly Brzycki, Supervisor of Online Learning
Capital Area Intermediate Unit, Capital Area Online Learning Association
hbrzycki@caiu.org
717-732-8400 x 8105

CompassLearning, Inc.

Courses Approved:
Algebra 1
Biology
AP Biology
AP Calculus
English II

Please contact your local representative:
Jeannine DePaul-Nelson
JNelson@compasslearning.com
(610) 662-9247

Edgenuity

Courses Approved:
Algebra 1
Biology
English/Language Arts 10

For a demonstration please contact your local representative:
Elena Anguita 570-468-7808
Elena.anguita@edgenuity.com

Edmentum, Inc.

Courses Approved:
Algebra 1
Biology
AP Biology
AP Calculus
English 10

To schedule a demo of the courses: http://www.edmentum.com/products-services/plato-courseware; click on Schedule a Demo for a guided tour.”

For information, contact:

Joyce Hackney

Joyce.Hackney@Edmentum.com

214-294-9693

Lisa Bowser

Lisa.Bowser@Edmentum.com

952-832-1442

Kathleen Mazzola

Kathleen.Mazzola@Edmentum.com

215-435-8342

Paul Mueller

Paul.Mueller@Edmentum.com

952-832-1347

Jodi Oakley

Jodi.Oakley@Edmentum.com

800-447-5286 x4914

Fuel Education (formerly K12 Virtual Schools, LLC)

Courses Approved:
Algebra
Biology
AB Biology
AP Calculus AB
English 2
English 2 CR

For further information, please contact:
Erik Elorriaga
Pennsylvania Account Manager
Phone: 310-200-0799
eelorriaga@getfueled.com

Kimberley Shurig, Director
Phone: 317-370-0656
kshurig@getfueled.com
Or call the Fuel Education Enrollment Department at 866-968-7512

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Courses Approved:
Algebra 1
Biology

Teacher Username = pdeteach
Password = pdeteach
Student Username = pdestudent
pwd = pdestudent

Please contact your local representative:
Jackie Grisvard
Pennsylvania Account Executive
Adjacent Markets Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mobile: 614.783.6363
www.hmhco.com

Midwestern IU 4 Cyber Services Program

Courses Approved:
Algebra 1
Biology
AP Calculus AB
PA Common Core English/Language Arts 10

Please contact Justi Glaros for an online course demo and pricing information.
724-458-6700 x1224
justi.glaros@miu4.org

National Network of Digital Schools

Courses Approved:
Algebra 1
Biology
AP Calculus
English 10

For more information, please contact:
Sara Baronzzi
Business Development Coordinator
1-866-990-6637 ext 1268
sara.baronzzi@nndsonline.org

Odysseyware

Courses Approved:
Algebra 1
Biology
AP Calculus
10th Grade English Language Arts CCSS

Please contact your local representatives:
Howard Kalin-Education Specialist for OdysseyWare
267-398-9889
hkalin@odysseyware.com

Aimee Burley-- Education Specialist for OdysseyWare
866-849-0138 ext. 4026
aburley@odysseyware.com

Odysseyware Academy (formerly Bridgewater Academy)

Courses Approved:
Algebra I
Biology
10th Grade CCSS English Language Arts

Please contact your local representative:
Tosha Vogel - Director or Programs and Instruction for Bridgewater Academy
888-399-4267 ext. 6315
tvogel@mybridgewateracademy.com

Pearson/Connections Education LLC

Courses Approved:
Algebra 1
Biology

Connections Learning Courses, Access the course descriptions of Algebra I and Biology under Core Courses.
GradPoint Courses

For information, contact:
Maureen Martin
Virtual Learning Specialist
412-480-5762
412-487-3319

Seneca Valley School District Cyber Program

Courses Approved:
Algebra 1
Biology

Seneca Valley Cyber OPT Partnership
Course Descriptions
Egenuity Cyber Platform
Please contact:
Denise Manganello- Principal
724-452-6041 x 1015
manganellods@svsd.net

VLN Partners

Courses Approved:
Algebra 1
Biology

For more information on these courses or for information regarding our other course offerings including K-3, General Education, Credit Recovery and Summer School

Please contact:
Jamie Marshall
jmarshall@vlnpartners.com
412-381-0183 (Main Office)
1-877-856-3311 (Toll Free)

Waterfront Learning

Courses Approved:
Algebra 1
Biology
English 10

Course Catalog
Contact Information: 412-394-4996 or WFLHelp@aiu3.net

For additional information, please contact:

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education |
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.736.7709
RA-OCC@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us


For additional information, please contact:

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education |
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.736.7709
RA-OCC@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us