Achievement House Cyber Charter School
For years now, the concept of online learning has existed at the collegiate level; however, few effective examples of the Web-based model can be found among primary and secondary level schools with the exception of the Achievement House Cyber Charter School, based in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Originally chartered as a high school in 2004, the Achievement House Cyber Charter School has since grown to include grades seven and eight, with plans to add kindergarten through sixth grade in the coming years. The Achievement House Cyber Charter School features mostly online curriculum taught by remotely connected, cyber-savvy teachers; however, the school does operate several physical buildings used for administrative purposes, live orientations, and pupil services. Overseeing and operating the Achievement House Cyber Charter School is a team of highly experienced and multifaceted professionals. It includes the CEO of Achievement House Cyber Charter School, Dr. Timothy Daniels. A pioneer in the charter school arena, Dr. Daniels served as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Charter Schools (PCCS) before establishing the Achievement House Cyber Charter School. His tenure with the PCCS was marked by a more than doubling of the organization’s student enrollment and an 85 percent increase in its number of charter schools. Prior to opening the virtual doors of the Achievement House Cyber Charter School, Dr. Daniels operated as the Director of the Office of Educational Initiatives with the Pennsylvania Department of Education from 1995 to 2000. Another Achievement House Cyber Charter School Executive Officer, Twila Smoker, operates as the Director of Pupil Services and Marketing. Prior to taking on this role full time in 2009, Twila Smoker served as an administrator and piano instructor with the Chabod Academy of the Arts. Before that, she worked as the Student Services Director at the Pennsylvania Leadership Cyber Charter School. More on the administrative and executive management team of Achievement House Cyber Charter School can be found at www.AchievementCharter.com.