WELCOME TO THE

UNIONVILLE-CHADDS FORD VIRTUAL ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE

 

 
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!

GET TO KNOW UCFVA

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ABOUT UCFVA

 

The Unionville-Chadds Ford Virtual Academy (UCFVA) 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.
Learn more by watching a quick video introduction by Amy Jenkins, UCFVA Supervisor of Online Learning.
 
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.

 
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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 below 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.
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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 some of our teachers by scrolling through the photo gallery!
 

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.
 

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.
CCIU Online Learning Center
443 Boot Road, Entrance F
Downingtown, PA 19335
 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 

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.
 
Take a look at some photos from a selection of recent events  held for our students.
 

Amy Jenkins

UCFVA Supervisor of Online Learning

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District

ajenkins@ucfsd.net

610-347-1600, Ext. 3029

Chip Harper

BVA Supervisor of Online Learning

www.bvapa.org

 

chiph@cciu.org

484-237-5574