All courses offered through Lancer Academy Online Learning are taught by highly-qualified, Pennsylvania certified teachers. All teachers have received comprehensive training in best practices and pedagogy for online teaching and interactive learning.
Core Curriculum: Each Deer Lakes course fully incorporates all standards as set forth by the PA Department of Education for that course. This means that your child can move seamlessly between online courses and the traditional Deer Lakes classroom without experiencing “gaps” in the curriculum. When your child takes an online course, he or she will cover the same high-quality material and objectives as students in Deer Lakes classrooms.
Course Rigor: Each course is designed with the rigor and quality instruction of a traditional classroom. Lessons and assessments are designed to challenge students and encourage inquiry, while fostering individual needs and learning styles. Because students have more flexibility in an online course, they move through material at a more customized pace.
Socialization: Lancer Academy Online Learning believes in the importance of developing a sense of community and socialization within learning experiences. Each course integrates the use of several multimedia tools designed to engage students in the course content, as well as with their peers. This provides students with the ability to discover and share with their online classmates, while building critical skills for interacting and online collaboration.
Engaging Students: Courses are offered through an online environment using both synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Unlike typical courses offered through other online learning institutions, the online courses at Lancer Academy are robust and interactive. Content is presented in a variety of engaging ways using multimedia and collaborative tools. Teachers use the latest tools and emerging technologies to bring course content to life, which results in lessons that intrinsically motivate students and appeal to the preferences of today’s digital learner.
Computer and Internet Access: In Lancer Academy Online Learning, students can be supplied with a laptop fully loaded with the Google Classroom and internet access along with technical support.