What is Phalen Virtual Leadership Academy?
Phalen Virtual Leadership Academy (PLA Virtual) is a tuition-free online school for Indiana families in grades K-12. We are backed by an accredited university to help empower our scholars and families to accelerate academic success with high-quality curriculum taught in their own environment. We use technology to provide interactive and rigorous online classes that allow our scholars to learn and thrive. Our scholars excel not just in academics, but also socially and emotionally with a blend of online coursework and options to engage in sports and enrichment at a local PLA campus.
Here are some of the ways we support our amazing scholars and families:
- Full-time & tuition-free
- Serves students in grades K-12
- Provides school materials and supplies to each scholar
- Provides live daily lessons with state-certified teachers
- Follows a traditional Indiana school year
- Adheres to state requirements for assessments
- Awards graduates a high school diploma
- A free summer learning program for grades K-8 through Summer Advantage USA
- Free job training for all our families through PLA University
Learning Without Limits
Rigorous and Evidence-Based Curriculum
Phalen Virtual Leadership Academy (PLA Virtual) utilizes evidence-based curricula to empower scholars to perform beyond the required expectations of their grade level in the main subject areas of literacy and math.
High-Quality, Effective Teachers
Our teachers have a structured process to ensure a positive, strong, and loving culture exists for our scholars while providing real-time, personalized instruction to each scholar.
We believe children learn best when they are engaged and they make connections between school, their communities and their futures. PLA Virtual scholars will engage in a variety of enrichment courses to support scholar creativity, exploration, and college and career readiness.
Supporting Social and Emotional Development
Our educators connect with scholars one-on-one and offer regular progress feedback sessions that guide students to reflect on their own continuous improvement and their willingness to take on greater challenges, empowering students to learn from their growth process.
What PLA Looks Like: PLA TV
Our Schools and Scholars in Action