Steubenville Cyber Academy will promote intellectual and personal development through professionally focused and formative learning opportunities, preparing students to succeed, lead, and serve. The school will be dedicated to providing student-centered services in a professional and compassionate manner, utilizing highly trained and committed staff to individualize educational strategies that will empower each student to succeed.
Steubenville Cyber Academy will strive be recognized as a model of academic excellence, characterized as engaged, dynamic, growing, and adding value to the lives of its students, staff, and community.
Steubenville Cyber Academy will be dedicated to the success of all students who have not had their needs met in a traditional educational setting and dedicated to providing the services and educational programs using current technology necessary for these students to achieve academic and personal success, as well as to give them the opportunity to grow beyond the normal curriculum and confines of a traditional K-12 school setting.
Applications for enrollment will be accepted year round.
The teaching and learning strategies at Steubenville Cyber Academy are designed to support academic achievement and social competence, and the school will incorporate diverse educational best practices that support individual development and academic success, such as academy-wide positive behavior support systems. The school will also reflect on the social development approach that combines youth engagement activities that serve to build school and program bonds with a strong, research-supported academic curriculum, academic enrichment services, counseling, career preparation, life skills training (financial literacy, work readiness), and other strategies that support academic achievement and responsible youth development.
Steubenville Cyber Academy will create, as the most important aspect of its mission and vision, a student-centered learning environment that places the student and his or her success and well-being at the center of all activities and efforts. Every student will be assigned to a Student Learning Advocate who will fill the roles of mentor, learning coach, and guidance counselor. The SLA will maintain a minimum of weekly contact with the student and his or her family, assist the student in choosing appropriate courses, monitor attendance and academic progress, and be available to meet with the student and family at one of the school's Student Support Centers. This multi-layered approach to student support has documented results in increasing student achievement.