District Resources

  • We are so glad that you have joined us for this self-guided, no-pressure introduction to the Unionville-Chadds Ford Virtual Academy (UCFVA)! Please take your time reviewing the information below. If at any time you would like to speak with a live representative, please contact us directly.

    ​Thank you again for visiting, we look forward to connecting with you!

     

About Us

  • The Unionville-Chadds Ford Virtual Academy was formed to provide students living within the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD) with the resources and flexibility to learn online. It is managed and operated in partnership with the Brandywine Virtual Academy (BVA), a program of the Chester County Intermediate Unit, but the credits align with UCFSD. As such, a student graduating from UCFVA will earn their diploma from Unionville-Chadds Ford School District.

Our BVA Partner

  • The Brandywine Virtual Academy (BVA) was established by the Chester County Intermediate Unit more than a dozen years ago to support districts that wish to provide their students with a high-quality, personalized online learning experience.

    BVA enables students to learn at their own pace, take ownership of their success, receive an education that is customized to their unique learning style and be personally supported all along the way!

    Learn more by watching a quick video by BVA Supervisor of Online Learning, Chip Harper.

Learning Platforms

  • UCFVA works together with multiple online platform vendors to provide learning experiences for every style of learner, including both text-based and video-based options. Additionally, students can access their courses across platforms through a single sign-on learning management system (LMS).

    Learn more by watching the quick demonstration hosted by BVA Assistant Supervisor of Online Learning, Dr. Mark Slider.

Classes Offered

  • UCFVA offers over 200 courses from grades K-12 that students can complete from a school-based classroom, computer lab, home or other location with internet access. The courses are developed and taught by locally based, PA-certified teachers. In addition, UCFVA's curriculum, unlike national providers, includes and assesses PA state standards. Thus, UCFVA delivers the same high-quality instruction found in neighborhood schools.

    A variety of courses and academic levels are available, including NCAA-approved, Honors and AP. Students may work at their own pace as long as they meet deadlines. Short-term, skill-building and remedial coursework is also available.

    View our 2021-22 Course List.

     

    For more information, contact our Supervisor of Online Learning, Shannon Brown, at 610-347-0970 ext.3377 or srbrown@ucfsd.net

Teachers

  • The attention and personalization expected of your local teachers is what you'll find in the UCFVA teaching staff. Our highly qualified, PA-certified staff are invested in your student's success. All teachers are based in Downingtown, PA, at the CCIU Online Learning Center and are available to students Monday-Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Get to know our staff
    !

     

    For more information, contact our Supervisor of Online Learning, Shannon Brown, at 610-347-0970 ext.3377 or srbrown@ucfsd.net

Student Supports

  • UCFVA has multiple supports in place to help students and their families succeed in the online learning environment, including designated student support liaisons, multiple communication channels for direct contact with teachers and liaisons and the virtual office. Additionally, synchronous support is available for students finding the transition to online learning to be difficult. In the end, while support is always available, UCFVA students learn to advocate for themselves and own their learning.

    Learn more by watching the student support overview video presented by our BVA Operations Manager, Kevin Ballisty.

     

    For more information, contact our Supervisor of Online Learning, Shannon Brown, at 610-347-0970 ext.3377 or srbrown@ucfsd.net

Drop-in Center

  •                                                        new classroom full of desks and chairs     new drop in center

    CCIU is excited to announce the grand opening of the CCIU Online Learning Center, an in-person opportunity for one-on-one student support! UCFVA students are invited to stop in to meet directly with teachers and student support liaisons to receive the help and guidance they need. Additionally, throughout the school year, the Online Learning Center will serve as a host for multiple social and learning activities for current students.

    Drop-in Center address:

    CCIU Online Learning Center

    443 Boot Road, Entrance F

    Downingtown, PA 19335

     

    For more information, contact our Supervisor of Online Learning, Shannon Brown, at 610-347-0970 ext.3377 or srbrown@ucfsd.net

Extracurricular Activities

  •                                                                                                 Students working together during a STEM Your Future session

    Through a variety of in-person events and learning opportunities, UCFVA strives to remove the distance created by the computer. Additionally, because you remain connected to Unionville-Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD), students can also participate in sports and activities provided by UCFSD.

    *photo was taken pre COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    For more information, contact our Supervisor of Online Learning, Shannon Brown, at 610-347-0970 ext.3377 or srbrown@ucfsd.net