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Wayne, PA

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995 Old Eagle School Rd
Wayne, PA 19087

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(877) 900-5602
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September 03, 2014
Overall this is an excellent school! Great teachers, excellent communication, and students interact daily in class through web classroom and regularly offered field trips to the zoo, aquarium, skating parties, school events, etc. Great focus on individualized learning plan which makes it very hard for a student to "fall behind," as school is able to adjust curriculum as long as you are willing to communicate with everyone. Reviews less than 5 star are a prime example of parents who do not choose to help their child and are not willing to communicate with school. Communication is key to your child's success, whether in a brick and morter or any other school. Nothing but great experiences here! Highly recommend this school, going on 2nd year with 2 children!

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2014
Nothing but issues. My son is severly ADD but very smart and brick and morter was just too distracting. After enrolling him during summer break before 10th grade they completely changed the attendance policy relying solely on the teacher to take proper attendance and not decide to count the student absent because they "didn't engage or participate". We moved at the beginning of senior year and have sumitted a change of address twice that still has not been processed but they have called me twice about returning supplies that we never received because all shipments are on hold until, you guessed it, change of address can be confirmed. The icing on the cake was when my son excitedly checked the mail looking for his diploma only to find an empty envelope because it was mailed without being sealed and I still have not heard back from administration after leaving two voicemails over the last two days. The family coach is very flighty to put it mildly and never produced results when contacted. Do yourself a favor and keep exploring all of your options before choosing K12/Agora Cyber Charter.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2014
If you're interested in Agora Cyber Charter School, please, for the sake of your child, move on to another school. The curriculum is horrible, incredibly difficult or too easy, my daughter is in eighth grade and my son and other daughter that both completed college had trouble helping her. The family coaches are beyond rude and when calling to inquire about my daughter's report card I was hung up on. Before that I was told that I was "even lucky" that the "Family coach" had her phone with her. The teachers do not know what they are teaching, and the school at times has added on nonexistent absences when my daughter was in class that day. save yourself the headache and utilize another cyber school. The "principal & head of school" are more of a CEO figure and sends out automatic emails when you reenroll in the school each quarter or when they need you to go to Harrisburg and rally for them to get more money. and they send you boxes of books and materials that you NEVER use. For the sake of your child, don't choose agora.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2014
I believe the only parents that could like this school are those that are looking for the path of least resistance for their juvenile delinquent. Without a doubt the worst school I ever heard of. Some teachers are OK, they just don't have the tools.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2014
Agora Cyber Charter School seems to be set up purely to maintain their charter without regard to real results. Actual teacher led time was months below the standard, once false orientation, computer downtime, and teacher reassignment (teachers will cover off site testing facilities without a replacement assigned for students from other areas. The amount of time is significant. Teachers may not be available weeks at a time. The computer downtime is always inefficient, but at its worst can shut down the school. One outage this year lasted over a week. Worse is that the administrators categorize this time as student absences. Perhaps to disguise the downtime as student's failure rather than the schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
We are new to Agora this year, and new to cyber schooling as well. My four children attended a charter school for several years until bullying just became too much of an issue and I decided to do whatever I could to protect my children. Having four children in four different grades, and not being a big fan of technology,I was apprehensive to say the least.. I have to say the only regret I have is that I did not start Agora sooner. Things are pretty much self explanantory but you do have to be open minded and organized. Sometimes there can be minor computer issues but tech support handles them well and teachers are very understanding when there are difficulties getting into class.The curriculum is challenging, but I believe they are getting a much better education now than at their previous school. Our family coaches and teachers have been so accessible and helpful. The decision to cyber school was hard for us because we didn't know anyone else who had done it but sending them to their former school or our own school district was not an option . The staff at Agora made the most difficult decision of our lives the best decision of our lives.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2014
Agora is an excellent school and has helped us make great progress with our children! We where pushed out of old school district when we complained about violence and lack of education in the prior school.We actually got a postem from prior principal saying maybe cyber school. We pulled them that day and extremely impressed with the entire staff,caring enviroment,and the superior education that has helped our children make great progress. We did renew and tell everyone what a positive thing this has been for our family.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2013
Agora cyber CS. is working out GREAT!!! for our daughter she is in 7th grade and doing very well a lot better than if she was attending our local school distirct. You have to have GOOD PARENT SUPPORT AT HOME AND GOOD CONTACT WITH THE TEACHERS. We don't have anything bad to say about agora. It's working well for our family. So far everyone from teachers to family coach etc. has been quick to response back to us. Thank You Agora!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
So far I give it an three. I am in the process if enrolling my child. I have three stars cause I feel that the people whom I spoke with weren't all that warm and friendly, at all. Then reading that they call cps on you? Maybe we should not change schools, not liking these reviews!

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2013
I have 2 children at agora! We like it, if they stay on task it's wonderful , if you fall behind in any assignments it takes a lot to catch up, the staff are very strict with attendance policy , with assignments but its ultimately to make agora work and that our children are successful! I would say we love it as long as we are consistent ,

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
I am a student, about to be 18 years old so i have to complete the enrollment process for my mom and the school won't answer the phones! Put in a 40 minute wait line every time I call! Its appalling. Please fix the calling to customer care and calling to principles.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2013
My daughter excels at Agora. She loves going, the quality of the curriculum is amazing and the staff is helpful and welcoming. This is our 3rd year with Agora and I couldn't see going to another school!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
(pt.2) The teachers are also "very busy" and many times neglected to ever reply to me. The only thing thats good is the materials/ tech support people who are on the ball. Everything else was a completely rough ride and I was so happy to be done. Now tell me Agora where ism diploma I worked my entire life for!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
June 07, 2013
Agora Cyber Charter School has been a wonderful school. We are so pleased with how my daughter has grown and learned more! Best decision we ever made when we enrolled!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2013
I am an Agora student. The 2012-2013 school year was my first year, and I hate it. Agora's teachers aren't that nice, the work is too hard, the teachers rarely explain thoroughly what we have to do, and they give out way too much work. I did much better in public school.

- submitted by a community member
May 15, 2013
2012-13 was my son's first year in Agora. Coming from a school that stripped all but the core classes, it was a bit overwhelming to suddenly have so many classes. There is also a lot of testing, but in my opinion, if a teacher isn't sitting in front of your student every day, collecting classwork, how can they ensure your child is learning from the program? It seems perfectly logical to have a face to face assessment several times throughout the year. I am not a fan of PSSA's, but that's a statewide public school test, not Agora's fault. As for all the online assessments, classes, then you have to find time for your lessons... it can be frustrating. However, it IS worth it. Last year I spent every day from the moment my son got home from school, until bed time fighting about homework. NOW he has 3x as many classes and while we do sometimes work long hours, we have the flexibility to take a day, morning or afternoon off! I read reviews complaining of attendance issues, tech issues etc. In September we had some tech issues, Tech support was wonderful & when we were down, we used our time wisely, doing offline work. Attendance we had no problems at all. Just email the office!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
AGORA'S TECH & ATTENDANCE DEPARTMENTS ARE LAME (pt. 2) 4. Their attendance office is a joke, but they're not funny. Our children have ONLY MISSED ONE DAY combined (older son a few years ago) when he had the swine flu. However this year we received a truancy notice, threatening to fine us and call Children and Youth, because we did not call with excuses. The letter also noted that our family coach had tried to reach us several times, unsuccessfully. She (FC) has acknowledged that this was incorrect (by the way, she is superb), and that Agora had made a mistake. Agora eventually found their mistake, but now they are telling us that our other child has been absent without an excuse 4x. They will most likely be losing us, not because of their teachers (who are wonderful), but because of these inept departments. A note to Agora's administration: 1. completely revamp your tech department and 2. Don't send letters to parents, threatening fines or C & Y involvement, without being ABSOLUTELY SURE that you're attendance department is CORRECT in their data collection! And even if a student has unexcused absences, you should first call the family before sending a threatening letter.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2013
I have 2 children who have been with this program for several years. Every year it's gotten worse. This is mainly due to the amount of testing. They have four face-to-face tests every year, four required turn in's, 2 4 hour tests online, the PSSA's, and every day a 10 question test on what you learned. Plus: Every month they test in reading and math. It's gotten to the point where it's just excesive testing. It exhausts the kids and teachers. IT DOESN'T HELP! Nothing is important in education BUT the PSSA's scores. There is NO music, art, charecter building, or history. This is just sad. If you want to teach your kid one of these...go ahead but they will not assist you. If you have a high achiever student, they may benifit because the daily online classes will be optional for the "advanced learners". If not...then your kid is stuck doing classes for hours PLUS a daily plan of books, and online cirriculum. That doesn't nec. follow the online teaching. It's confusing for the students, and I don't think it leads for a well rounded students. We're looking at options to get out of this particular cyber charter school program. Good luck!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2013
"I'm a student in this school" continued. If you're internet isn't working for the day or the morning and you don't call tech support you get another illegal absence as if tech support can fix my home internet! Overall if you end up on the academic plant for not submitting work although the teachers don't say a word about it till its past due, your life will become a living hell till the school day is over. I have about 20 and counting illegal absences although I've completed all my work or as much as I can in the small time period and I attend every live session of the day, the attendance office tends to just mark you absent for a few random days too, and when I "kmail" my family coach the attendance office says its they're fault but never anything about them being excused. I've kmailed my teachers and learning coach multiple times about having way too heavy of a work load to have it all completed by 4 and all I ever get back is. "I understand the academic plan is hard to keep up with and how it can seem very hard to do but I cant do anything about it on the academic plan". Just never send your kid here or pacyber it'll be the biggest regret you make!

- submitted by a community member
February 24, 2013
My child has attended Agora for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. Overall it is a great academic program and the teachers are very experienced. We supplement with some other group classes in sports and the arts to gain social interaction. The kids also socialize before class starts each day and at organized school outings every week or two. The program allows you to work ahead if your child is gifted in an area and provides focused specialists if your child needs help in math or reading. It is a lot of work for the parent to supervise a younger student but the overall result is very rewarding. In recent surveys, parents using the k-12 program have 90%+ positive feedback.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2013
I have 3 children enrolled in Agora (1st, 3rd, 4th) this is our 2nd year with Agora and we love it. The curriculum is catered to their individual learning styles. The teachers and family coach are always available to answer any questions I may have. There was some technical difficulties the beginning of the year but all the problems were worked out. I plan on keeping my kids enrolled until highschool, because I do want them to have the high school experience. They play sports 4 times a week so I don't have to worry about them socializing with kids their age. Great school!

- submitted by a teacher
January 11, 2013
I can't say enough good about this school. My son was bullied in traditional school. He was an angry, unhappy child. After 1 year (although he's been in 3 now) EVERYONE would comment about how different he was. He is happy, learning, self confident and thriving. Went from C's and D's to straight A's with a HARDER work load. His family coach is awesome, as are all his teachers. I wish we would have found this school much earlier.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2012
I am a student at Agora and this is my first year. I love it! I had a rough time at my regular public school. I thrive at agora and it is basically the same curriculum as my public school. The teacher are ALOT nicer and are more caring. I missed like 24 days in my public school. I have not missed one day yet at agora. I love going here. Considering I hated school til I came here I recommend this school to anyone that has a student that has a rough time at school (bullied, hate it etc.)

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2012
We quit after about 2-3 wks. Tech control had issues, my husband fixed it the family coach hardly got back to us it was a hard time to explain to them she needed a higher level of math eventually it was fixed the kids kept chatting kids could not read well even in 8th grade, my daughter told me she wanted to go back to brick and mortar after the fiasco, phone numbers they gave me were usually ghost numbers ("leave your name and number", and never got a call back from a supposed counselor), and I would pick no stars if this would allow me to

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2012
I'm a student and I've just enrolled this year and I believe when you don't have faith and devotion towards something, sometimes you may think a situation is terrible. The only reason you're going to feel like Agora's being a fuss is because honestly you don't really care about it-- you just want to take off your anger on something else. I had Earth Science and many other classes and I say it's very well organized for us to prepare and so far my grades haven't flunked even though I've taken 2-3 hours a day to work on every subject. When you do something you love you excel in it with passion. ^.^ The more negative and judgmental you become with something the more you waste time and you're not solving any problems you have. It's great that Agora avoids the central bullying and leads more to a healthier and flexible schedule.

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2012
I was with Agora since 2007.agora was a school that had some decent caring teachers,and a good curriculum.In the last two or three years I've watched this school dwindle.I've had an issue where I had to find a a school for my son because I called customer care because I wanted to return the computer ,cause I purchased one.Next thing my son is withdrawn from the school.I had a great family coach ,who tried to help but confused by how that occurred.So I either have to now start the enrollment process again or find a new school.Then the other issue Agora lies to parents I went to they first week of orientations and they specifically said Aims testing is face to face for k-2 only.I checked my k-mail an hour later they're introducing new regional testing for k-6.So more aggravation ,I have two kids left in there and I had thought we had passed the face to face Aims a while ago,now you have to do this three times a year.Also attendance has changed,if your child doesn't come to live sessions ,and even though you put attendance in ,its considered an absence .Beware

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2012
I have 3 children enrolled in Agora, and we love it. I started off with my first child in a public school, then we moved and I became a single mother moving into a poverty area and the school we would of had to go to was horrible, I tried schooling at home by myself but missed many gaps. After putting my son in agora he improved dramatically. Now its been 3 years, all my children are in with 2 years ahead of their normal grade averages. They are given the choice each summer if they want public school or back with agora and each year they have chosen agora. They are so proud of their accomplishments and I as a parent and so proud of them and of Agora, had it not been for agora my oldest son would of really struggled I believe for many years. Thanks Agora for your help and thanks to the teachers who supported my sons needs in the begining and all the way thru for each child. lansdale, pa

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2012
I entered our son in Agora 2011-2012 school year. He thrived in this curriculum. The teacher support was phenominal. Always available for questions and support. My son was not flourishing in our local public school and we decided to try this and see how it would go. My son was picked on daily and had 2 hr school bus rides. When we made the switch together as a family, our son's grades jumped, his attitude towards learning changed, and he was able to focus without the distractions and frustrations of waiting on others in the classroom in certain subjects and being slower in other subjects than others. He is able to work at his own pace now while learning the fundamentals needed. He is no longer discouraged and angry with his performance but is excited and enjoys what he is learning. The time spent in public school was also a struggle for him. He is a self motivator and gets frustrated when he feels his time is wasted. He now has time to volunteer at our local retirement home once a week as well as his karate 3 days a week and 4H classes learning to care for animals and show them for fairs. What a great experience Agora has been for our family! Kudos!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2012
This is my first year with agora and i cant wait to switch school for the 2012-2013 school year. The attendance office is trying to say ive missed 4 days this year when ive really only missed one and it was excused. Each day that i supposedly missed i have turned in assignments but according to agora i had "no user activity". My mom has to pay a fine for my absences the dont even exist . She is extremely mad about these absences because i show her my grade everytime i take a test and each day that ive "been absent" on was a friday, which are the days that i take tests on. The same thing was happening to my best friend before she left agora, so i know i cant be the only one this is happening to. I really do not recommend sending your child here.

- submitted by a community member
March 21, 2012
I withdrew my child, a straight "A" student with Distinguished Honors from 1st - 6th grades, from the B&M school bec. it was lacking in academic structure and his teacher & the school Asst. Principals were all ineffective at doing their respective jobs. I called K12 and enrolled my child in Agora in 3rd qtr. It was the best decision I made. My child likes school again! He looks forward to his Live Sessions with his teacher, enjoys going on field trips (which he hadn't done since we moved to PA 2 yrs ago), was surprised to see the grade appropriate vocabulary words (he was previously learning 2nd grade level words in 6th grade), and has been doing really well in keeping up with his scheduled class/homework. The teacher is wonderful and always responds quickly to all my questions, the FLC has also been very helpful and informative. We haven't experienced any tech. issues thus far and I'm quite satisfied with the academic structure and process. My only concern is that my child seems to be breezing through the lessons. Not sure yet if this is a good sign or a concern. In the mean time, I tell him to slow down and spend more time before moving on to the next lesson. Recommended.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2012
Big Problems with Agora!!!! My daughter keeps getting attendance notices for days she is not absent. This has happened 18 times this school year. It is really hard to get someone from the school to contact you, they correct days and 2 months later say she was absent on those days again. It is really difficult. We have been told to take a truancy elimination course 2 times now and when they corrected the absences they had already corrected once they reappeared. They are having some kind of serious technical issues. Is anyone else experiencing things like this in the 2011-2012 school year? My daughters friend had issues with her second quarter report card. She should have had all A's. Instead she got C's and D's. It took her family almost 3 weeks to get it corrected and have her As back.

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2012
I have just one problem with Agora.....COMMUNICATION. I have had a couple of issues with Agora within the last 2 years. I have had trouble with getting a response from the attendance office, teachers and administators. I have sent in papers and then been told they have not received them. I have had trouble communicating with teachers to let them know that my daughter does not do A+ for reading. I keep getting phone calls and k-mails saying that she did not complete it. I find it hard for teachers to assess my daughter if they don't know what they are assessing. You can not speak to anyone in the attendance office and they do not return k-mails or phone messages. Really thinking about a change of schools.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2012
I have been at Agora sense September 2011 and i gotta say, This school is GREAT! The teachers are always nice, informative and sometimes VERY funny! The school is relativity simple to get around when it comes to finding classes/Live sessions. The teachers are ALWAYS kind and offer MANY opportunities for extra credit or to complete over due homework.

- submitted by a community member
February 06, 2012
Excellent teachers do not make up for all the technical problems. After researching different cyber schools, we decided on Agora K12. I had a fantastic enrollment agent who worked with me. Only problem was there was a mandatory class I had to take for their records. When I drove to the location, I found out the class was for parents who hadn't decided on Agora. Since I was already enrolled, I didn't really need the class and had just wasted my time and money going out there. When we started Agora, we had fantastic teachers help up set up and try to learn the program. If they didn't know the answer, they would ask peers until the question was answered. Problem with Agora is that they don't have good technical support. We had problems with the laptop since the first day we got it. My husband eventually figured out there wasn't proper virus protection, and the laptop had never been properly set up! I don't know why it wasn't properly set up before they sent it to us, but that caused us to miss many days since we didn't have the proper equipment. Tech support ran a back up during busiest hours, rendering system unusable. So many tech problems we can't work. Ridiculous!

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2012
We love Agora! Maybe we just got really lucky, but our FTC is so awesome! He really bonded with my son and the rest of our family enjoys him as well. He's awesome at keeping us up to date with field trips (a.k.a. Agora Days Out) and will even schedule additional events throughout the week. My son's online teacher is also really great! She almost always gives the kids a few minutes before and after class to chat with each other. Any time I've needed to call her, she has always responded the same day. My son attended a high profile private academy before enrolling at Agora and the Agora curriculum, staff, and bonding experience with my son is MUCH preferred! We are relocating this month to South Carolina and are so sad to be leaving this system. But, we have decided to stick with the K12 program there because of the success we have had with Agora. Thank you Agora!

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2011
Great courses and informative teachers! But don't be fooled, everyone says they will be available for questions in the beginning of the year. If you have a problem, contact them for help is what you're told. Well I've had one problem, they threaten me with law action even though I've been to school on the two days they say I wasn't. No one will work with me to fix it. The academic director, attendance office, pretty much everyone ignores my phone calls! Too bad a decent alternative to brick and mortar schools is overshadowed by poor quality administrative figures. I am a good student, 4.0 GPA for two years in a row, never missed a day, always submitting work on time, and never mouthing off. I get treated like a slimy thug when it comes to getting these WRONG "unlawful" absences removed though. Administrative figures ARE a joke! They NEVER call you back! It's been a week and 30 calls...

- submitted by a community member
May 23, 2011
The problem with Agora is that it is at the mercy of K12, a for-proft business that shamelessly recruits disadvantaged and disengaged students and then expects them to master a very demanding and mostly asynchronous curriculum. It's a recipe for disaster. Agora targets Title-1 families: poor, badly educated and coming in without the necessary skills to succeed, especially in cyber school. Many of the kids had truancy issues, failed out of their last school or had disciplinary problems. So Agora and K12 snatch them up for the $$$. Once they get to Agora, they find that it's basically failproof. Administration has done away with fixed due dates and penalties for late work; students can retake open note tests unlimited times and work is excused left and right to get students to pass (with a 60% no less). This way they keep the kids and the money from the state, while dismal PSSA and standardized tests reveal the sad truth behind the reality of the hollow passing rates. Many parents never return calls from teachers, students don't bother reading emails, and teachers are made to call students multiple times a week and beg them to actually turn in work. It's a nightmare.

- submitted by a teacher
May 16, 2011
Agora's curriculum is top notch. This has been the best decision I could have made for my son. We have been with Agora for three years. It has given me the freedom to educate my child the way I see fit, yet gives me the support I need when necessary. If you are looking for someone to educate your child at home and are not willing to put any effort into it yourself, cyber school is not for you and your child. Cyber school is not easy, it takes more time and energy than B&M schools. Every school has it's issues but you must weigh that against the advantages your child is receiving. I have never had a computer issue and that is K12 not Agora. I have always received feedback or returned phonecalls the day I called.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2011
I have been a student here for four years now, and it had been by far the best schooling experience I've ever had. Cyber schools are good, but Agora is great.

- submitted by a community member
April 11, 2011
I pulled my son out of Jim Thorpe Area High School and enrolled him in Agora this year. He has a 504 plan and the teachers are very accommodating. My son is thriving and getting A's and B's, where he was failing in the B&M. My son works independently and is very intelligent, which is why I think he is doing so well. He rarely talks with the teachers, but has contacted them maybe 12-15 times for one problem or another and they have always given him an immediate response. I have also "talked" with the guidance counselor on Messenger and it was not a problem. Enrollment was a nightmare, with them losing faxes, but after that, it was smooth sailing. I recommend them for high school.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2011
The good thing about Agora is that they use K12 materials. The bad thing is that the administration is unresponsive to any kind of problem. They seem to bury their heads in the sand and not care that they have dissatisfied parents. The teachers we have this year are all new. They don't know answers to our questions, or give us the wrong ones. Many questions have not been answered. Just ignored. We had a lot of trouble getting assigned to the correct classes. My child is still not in the correct language class, so now we're a year behind in language. The workbooks all arrived safely, but we did not use their computer equipment; not sure if we ever received it. We've never received a printer or ink, didn't know we were entitled to it. In summary, we don't plan to continue with Agora. I would be careful registering my child in this school. You can find K12 materials elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2011
So far I regret taking my son out of the B & M school he was in, I've had nothing but problems with Agora since Day 2 of speaking with an enrollment specialist, from not receiving or misplacing faxed paper work to three weeks into the start of school and still no computer or printer! Nobody is on the same page at Agora it's just a disabling feeling as it seems every conversation with a rep ends with a ticket number that leads to nowhere.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2011
I truly regret registering my child with Agora. From the beginning, we have had issues with the school losing our registration information, not sending out supplies when needed and basically ignoring any issues we have. We have been waiting two months for printer ink. The keys on my daughter's laptop started coming off, we're still waiting for the laptop to be replaced. We moved and the school can't seem to keep track of this information, they've shipped both the ink and the laptop to your old address. It's been nothing but a nightmare for us. We can't get anybody in administration to return a phone call nor can we actually find out who the superintendent or principal of the school are. Why? Because they consider themselves a company and not a school. This whole experience has been awful. We are in the process of finding another school as we are fed up with Agora.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2010
Excellent curriculum, education that reaches all children where they are academically, parents strongly encouraged to be involved in planning instruction and school development, fun and educational outings and recreational times for the students, adapts to each childs learning style, teachers, counselors and administrative staff dedicated to their role of the school and the families they serve.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2010
I'm a 9th grader since the 2nd semester of 7th grade and I love it! My brother graduated here (his first year though), and I plan to graduate through Agora too. Pre-K to 8th Grade: Parents/Mentor is the teacher. They supply you with materials, and the only thing the online teachers do is grade specific assignment the student needs to hand in. 9-12th: The student can basically learn everything by themselves through an online course. I admit, sometimes there are quizzes every day and tests every 2 weeks or so, but the teachers are always there. Through IM, k-mail, sessions and phone- and they do set a meeting , as soon as possible, with the student to help with anything. Recently, they now have mandatory sessions in the first semester,if you pass w/ C-mandatory B- recording or attending, A- not mandatory. K12: Calling is faster than email.

- submitted by a student
December 06, 2009
The reason we joined Agora was for the same as what I am reading here. B&M schools were passing my daughter with high honors when she didn't even know her multiplication table. I would get her work back and see that they weren't even grading the papers correct. I would return them to the teacher showing where my child had made mistakes. Now she is thriving and doing 100% in Algebra. While there has been some issues with Agora as well .... I would still recommend it. I will never put my children back in a B & M. I would consider Cyber Schools here on out.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2009
My daughter and I are really enjoying Agora. She is in sixth grade & attended a parochial school up until fifth grade, so this is our first year. Since she's a middle-schooler, she can read and do most assignments on her own, but I feel like I am much more involved in & aware of what she's learning, and am seeing deficiencies I may not have otherwise noticed had she continued in her traditional school setting. The teacher is helpful, & the school offers a variety of activities for kids to participate in, though I don't depend on those for socialization; I keep her involved in our parish activities & sports to fill that void. So far, we are having a great experience & she wants to continue at Agora for seventh grade.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
It's fun, and a challenge. The teachers are always kind, helpful, and very funny. They're always there, ready to help you.

- submitted by a student
October 01, 2009
This school has been a gem for my son. He is currently in the 11grade. This is his 3rd year at Agora. He has had the opportunity to participate in activities at Villanova in reference to leadership and the counselors were extremely helpful in getting him set up to take his PSATs at a local high school. The curriculm is challenging and he is never bored. The teachers are really helpful. If I was a stay at home mom I would be doing this for my younger child as well. Together my mom and I mentor my son. My mom is a retired teacher and she covers when my husband and I are at work.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 12, 2009
I love this school. I didn't relize my 3rd grader could not count to 500 or round in 10's, 100's, or 1000's. No one ever told me, but she was getting good grades in a B&M school. Now, I am her learning coach. I know exactly how she is doing and where she needs extra help. This school is so easy for me to follow.

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July 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2009
I attend Agora now I'm in 10th grade and I love it more than any other school I had to go to. It is challenging but the teachers are so nice and help any way they can. I think it is the best choice if your looking for a good school.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 27, 2009
My little brothers are on the Agora program and they love it they enjoy the way it works and how organized it is.I think it is a great way for Children to learn,because there is no losing focus and they can stay on task and it is easier to get up in the morning.I love this program

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March 30, 2009
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December 03, 2008
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November 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2008
Keep in mind... YOU are your child's teacher! There is a 'teacher' however she/he is basically doing administrative work and meets w/ your child for a mere 30-45m per month. The curriculum is impressive, but extremely demanding as well. Child is allowed to work at their pace - fast or slow; but if you hit a glitch to re-explain things, you really don't have any other lesson options. You, as the parent, have the sole burden as a teacher. I'm confused as to why the principal is getting 5 stars, as her contact w/ parents/kids was barely existant from my elementary standing. There are no extra-curricular activities other than an end-of-the year outing (?) so I'm puzzled.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2008
This is my grandsons' 2nd year with Agora. When he first started he had shut down, because he was always teases and bullied. He has delayed learning and has difficulty expressing himself, so he was labelled dumb, stupid etc. It wtook a while for him to come around. His teachers are great. The interaction with special workshops and Ellimunate sessions have really helped him understand different subjects in a different light. Wish he had started earlker

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 06, 2008
I am a 'first time to charter school' parent and after the first week, so far I am impressed with the organization and the personal contact. A few technical glitches the first week on the Agora side made things a little tense but in hindsight that wasn't that bad. Looking forward to a great year,

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
I had my children previouly in a brick & mortar school, and had nothing but problems. My son who has ADHD was being bullied everyday and teachers rarely did anything about it. He went from failing at his previous years to getting good grades. He was able to work at his own pace. My daughter who was failing, now I am able to work with her one on one. The brick & mortar schools were passing her just to advance her. I love agora, the teachers are great and really help out when they are needed. They are there to answer questions, and have small groups with help or one on one.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 23, 2008
My ADHD son thrived at Agora this past year. In his brick & mortar school, he could not sit still in class, kept getting into trouble and their way of dealing with him was to kick him out and let him just roam the halls! He went from failing grades at this local dysfunctional middle school to A's & B's commenting 'I'm actually learning now' We started out thinking cyber school would just be a temporary solution and he would go on to high school but it has proven to be a great experience for all of us and we plan to continue through graduation. Agora has wonderful caring teachers great curriculum through K12. I can't praise it enough!

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2008
We love Agora and have had a very positive year. Wonderfull teachers and a terrific head of school. Thank you Agora!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 31, 2008
My daughter is a Senior this year. We are very happy with the program. She is doing well and support is available when needed. Has been accepted to all of the Colleges of her choice.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2008
We are extremely pleased with Agora. We tried another charter school and the administration was horrendous! The staff and leaders of Agora are top notch. Agora allows those of us who would homeschool but have difficulties in organization and planning lessons to enjoy teaching our own children. K12 is the best program on the market -- and teamed with Agora - it's a win-win combination.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2007
We are very pleased with Agora Cyber Charter School. Our son is gifted and the K12 curriculum provided by Agora fits our son's special GIEP needs.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2007
This program is the greatest thing that has ever happened for my son academically. He has regained his self-esteem and is thriving academically within this program. His teachers are motivational, supportive and inspiring. The change in my son has been nothing short of miraculous. I cannot praise the teachers, staff, and curriculum enough. This program allows my son to work to mastery and his standardized tests scores show that. What a wonderful gift Agora is to my son and our family. This program works.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
A great alternative to brick and mortar school as well as traditional homeschooling. Provides the majority of materials needed, as well as offers a loaned computer to students to facilitate in the study and learning process. Assistance for almost any concern is available at request. Friendly, supportive admin's so far.

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Every family is assigned to a Family Coach that is dedicated to helping navigate the day-to-day duties and responsibilities that come with online learning, and help create strong local Agora communities throughout the state; High school students have the option to take block scheduling; Define U, a program for students in grades 7-12 that is exclusive to Agora, develops leadership qualities in students by helping adolescents define their future goals and ways to achieve them.

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Agora Cyber CS
995 Old Eagle School Rd, Wayne, PA  19087
(877) 900-5602
Last modified Agora Cyber CS is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Agora Cyber CS Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 69 reviews. Top