The Brandywine Virtual Academy (BVA) was formed by the cooperative efforts of the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) and the 21st Century Cyber Charter School (21CCCS), in order to provide schools the resources and flexibility to serve students who wish to learn online.

BVA offers a wide range of computer-based courses that students take over the Internet. Students may complete their courses from a school-based classroom, computer lab, home or other locations with Internet access.

The courses are developed and taught by Pennsylvania-certified teachers. In addition, BVA curriculum (unlike national providers) includes and assesses Pennsylvania state standards. Thus, BVA delivers the same high-quality instruction found in neighborhood schools.

A variety of courses and academic levels are available. Students may work at their own pace as long as they meet deadlines. Short-term, skill-building and remedial coursework is also available. Since communication is integral to student success, BVA teachers are available by phone, in “virtual offices”, and by email. Teachers have frequent communication with students, primarily through email, and if requested, they will copy local school contacts on any electronic communications.

For schools, students, or parents looking to supplement course offerings, address scheduling conflicts, or solve home-bound needs through quality instruction, BVA may be the ideal solution.

To enroll a student, contact Kevin Ballisty, Admissions Specialist, at kevinb@cciu.org or 484-237-5325.