Mentoring programs empower students personally and academically through positive peer involvement and extra in-school support.
Students Helping Students
The mission of Students Helping Students Peer Mentoring (SHS) is to match PA Cyber students with other students who can offer in-school support and academic guidance. Through peer-to-peer collaboration and communication, SHS empowers students personally and academically.
Students in grades 7-9 are eligible to be considered as mentors while students in grades 5-8 are eligible to be considered as mentees.
SHS is facilitated by the School Counseling Department.
IMPACT is a peer tutoring program in which high-achieving high school students in grades 10, 11, or 12 help elementary or middle school students prepare for the yearly PSSA exams. Each high school tutor works with a student, or small group of students, in a private online classroom to increase academic and critical thinking skills. Each IMPACT tutoring session is supervised by a certified teacher.
Throughout the program, student progress is tracked, and student strengths or areas of concern are shared with each student’s family. IMPACT meets once a week online for ten weeks before the PSSA testing window. Peer tutoring not only increases academic performance and testing scores but also helps increase student self-esteem and social interaction.
IMPACT tutoring sessions are available for students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 in English language arts and mathematics, while tutoring sessions for science are available to students in grades 4 and 8.