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Virtual Academy

Wilkinsburg School District is reimagining how our students learn by offering a new educational opportunity to our students. Through our partnership with Waterfront Learning, students will be able to create a learning experience that is right for them. Whether you choose a complete virtual experience or blended schedule, our program is designed to meet the needs of your student.

How It Works…

Students in kindergarten through sixth grade will participate in both synchronous and asynchronous learning. They will complete engaging, virtual activities that align with our state standards. In addition, students will receive daily, live instruction from our highly qualified Wilkinsburg School District teachers. 

Our online platform offers a variety of courses. Along with English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies; students will have access to several elective courses as part of our blended schedule.  Students can attend school at a designated time for the following SPECIALS classes if they choose art, gym, health, music, STEAM, and Spanish. These courses align with Wilkinsburg School District’s standards-based curriculum therefore, students will receive the same credit for these courses. 

Our Virtual Academy gives students and families the unique opportunity of a flexible school schedule. Live instruction will occur during school hours (8:40 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.).  Each student will have a Google Chromebook to access classes and do their work, and if the family home needs a hotspot, the school district will supply it as well.

Our Virtual Academy also gives students the flexibility to complete their school work from anywhere. Students may choose to complete their courses remotely. They will also have several opportunities to learn with their peers at Kelly Primary or Turner Intermediate. Virtual Academy students are encouraged to join us for assemblies, special events, field trips, or any SPECIALS  class of their interest. 

Being a Wilkinsburg School District student also opens the door to many exciting extracurricular opportunities. Students may join an after-school program, play a musical instrument in the band, sing in our choir, or participate in our Disney Musical Program. 


Our Virtual Academy teachers are engaging and thoughtful with all online learning lessons.  
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade - Teacher is Molly Ward
3rd and 4th Grade - Teacher is Kennedy Humphreys
5th and 6th Grade - Teacher is Amber Hensley
Please contact our Technology and Virtual Academy Coordinator, Rachel Gardocky at [email protected]

To find out more about our Virtual Academy, click here.