Submitted by Lisa Andrejko, Superintendent
Note: The information in this profile represents SY2011-12 unless otherwise indicated. To view Quakertown Community School District’s SY2012-13 profile, click here.
Quakertown Community School District (QCSD) serves roughly 5,500 student grades K-12. The district began its blended-learning endeavor in 2008 with the hope of keeping high-risk students from dropping out of the system and offering more flexible course offering for students with outside of school commitments and those wishing to accelerate. The first iteration had 91 students, 33 of those students taking between 5-9 mostly core courses. The program was a combination of contracted courses and those taught by QCSD teachers. The program has since expanded its scope to offer all students the opportunity to take an online course and have control over the pace of their learning. Since 2009 the number of students enrolled in online courses has tripled. Now, roughly one-fourth of the district’s 2,966 students grades 6-12 are taking at least one class online. At this juncture, 60 classes for grades 6-12 can be taken in an online format with 10 more to be added for the next school year. These courses reflect the QCSD “face-to-face” curriculum and are designed and taught by QCSD teaching staff, with the exception of Chinese and Japanese.
QCSD Cyber Program
Quakertown Senior High School
Strayer Middle School
Milford Middle School
Upper Bucks County Area Technical School
Neidig Elementary School
Pfaff Elementary School
Quakertown Elementary School
Richland Elementary School
Tohickon Valley Elementary School
Trumbauersville Elementary School