Deer Lakes

School District

Lancer Academy

Lancer Academy, a classroom of the 21st century, combines both traditional and modern modes of education to create a highly supportive and innovative learning program. Deer Lakes partners with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit to provide multiple options for our students.

Lancer Academy provides students with choice to fit their individual needs.

Students can opt for:
  • Full-time cyber school
  • A blended schedule combining online and traditional classes.
  • Or simply one course.
Full-time online students
  • Must complete an initial four week online learning training period in the computer lab.
  • Students are taught how to be a successful online learner while starting their coursework.
  • If students do not prove their ability to complete coursework in a successful and timely manner, then they stay in the lab until they prove otherwise.
  • The support staff and computer lab are minutes away from home in the event that a full-time online student needs to come in to work.
  • Students and families are contacted on a regular basis to report progress.
Single course students
  • Report to the computer lab every day at a scheduled time to work on their online course.
  • A variety of AP courses are available
  • Multiple foreign language options and electives not taught in the high school
Credit recovery students
  • Students can recover lost credit online in the summer, or during the school year when completing their remaining coursework in the classroom.  However, students will be required to pay for those courses.

Contact Lancer Academy:

Michael River
Coord., Online Learning Support
163 East Union Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
Phone: 724.265.5320 Ext. 2233

Hours of Operation:

Weekdays:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.