The Boyertown Area School District is busy preparing for the upcoming school year and, ultimately, for the next generation.

Superintendent Dr. Dion Betts and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Karen Beerer provided an update regarding the Cyber/Hybrid program at the recent board meeting. The district has developed a plan in order to make the public aware of the changes and developments that are in progress.

To coincide with a community outreach, the district plans to initiate a Parent Advisory Council to act as a focus group. This group would gather ideas for improvement and changes regarding the cyber courses. A Cyber Support Network will also be implemented. All of the staff within the Boyertown Area School District will be knowledgeable about the programs.

The district strives for high quality courses which will meet requirements. Once in progress, a peer review process will be developed in order to gain feedback from those that have participated in the courses.

The offering of Advanced Placement courses has been discussed. APEX and Aventa are two vendors that the district is considering working with. Dual enrollment through online courses at Montgomery County Community College is currently being looked into as another option for students.

Supportive services, such as special education, gifted education, and counseling services, will also be implemented through the cyber program.

Students that participate in the BCTC program will have the option to dual enroll in both programs, if desired.

Those enrolled in the cyber program will be able to participate in extracurricular activities, according to Dr. Beerer.

'There is a great can-do attitude here at Boyertown, which is the foundation for success,' said Chris Harrington, of Bridges Virtual Education Services. 'It is exciting to work with such a group.'

'We are very fortunate for our team and their efforts. We will continue to provide updates,' stated Dr. Betts.

All efforts are being made to meet the needs of every student through the cyber program.

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