CYCA important to know

The Role of the Coordinator

The Central York Cyber Academy Coordinator
serves a variety of roles to meet the needs of
students so that each learner may strive to 
achieve his or her full potential.

The role of the Coordinator at Central York
Cyber Academy is to:

  • Oversee the enrollment process for new students
  • Meet with and assess student needs prior to enrollment
  • Coordinate new student orientation
  • Guide student decision-making about course selection by reviewing academic records to ensure appropriate placement in courses
  • Track student progress toward grade advancement and graduation, monitoring  academic progress, suggesting strategies for success, and recommending remediation as needed
  • Monitor student attendance in accordance with PA State law and District policy and procedures
  • Maintain communication with both parents and students about student progress and opportunities
  •  Connect students and families to resources and services within and outside of school. Examples include:
    • Student Assistance, Peer tutoring, School Counselor, School Social Worker, Special Education Director
  • Facilitate a successful transition for students entering CYCA or returning to Central York School District
  • Assist in coordinating student participation in PSSA and Keystone Exams
  • Facilitate communication between Odysseyware Academy, students, parents, and educators
  • Serve as a student advocate

Lisa A. Cornbower, M.S.
DIstrict Coordinator
Central York Cyber Academy
(717)846-6789 ext 1427

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                   CYCA NEWS

On March 17, CYCA learners received a notification that they were dropped from course enrollment. Please see the clarifying message related to this notification:

  • The mandated closure of schools includes all cyber schools in the Commonwealth per the announcement by Governor Wolf and the PA Dept of Education.  Therefore, students enrolled in our Central York Cyber Academy today received an email indicating their courses were “dropped.” 
  • Please understand this “dropped” status is only temporary and the course was NOT permanently dropped.  The course will be reopened at the conclusion of our closure.  All completed work is saved and students will be able to resume work in the courses exactly where you left off. 
  • Central York School District will notify students in advance when you are permitted to start working again and when your courses will be reopened.



Technical Support

For technical support of the District supplied Chromebook or MacBook Pro, please contact:

Ms. Debbie Bieber
Technology Specialist
(717)846-6789 ext 1342

For Odysseyware Academy technical support, please contact:

OWA Support Services
1-888-399-4267 option 1, then option 1
Office Hours: 8 AM -6 PM EST M - F 


For academic assistance, in addition to that provided by course teacher, please contact:

Academic Hotline 
Office Hours: 8 AM - 8 PM EST M-F

Dial 888-399-4267 then...

Option 1, then option 5 for Main Academic Hotline
Option 1, then option 2 for Math
Option 1, then option 3 for Spanish

Academic Virtual Office 
Available Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM EST
M - F

Access through this link Academic Virtual Office or through the external links tab on the OWA student dashboard.


Maintain pace in your coursework
   Elementary and Middle School Learners:

  • Elementary and middle school students enrolled in 4 courses should strive to complete 20 assignments per week (approximately 1-2 assignments in each class per day/5 days per week). 
  • Elementary and Middle school students who are successful in achieving this goal tend to spend 20 hours per week completing coursework.

   High School Learners:

  • High school students, enrolled in 4 courses, should strive to complete at least a total of 40 assignments per week (approximately 2-3 assignments in each class per day/5 days per week).
  • High school students who are successful in achieving this goal tend to spend 30-35 hours per week completing coursework.

Maintain appropriate school attendance          

It is expected that students exhibit regular school attendance, even in an online setting. Without regular attendance and submission of assignments a student is placing his/her academic goal of passing the course, grade advancement, and earning sufficient credits required for graduation in jeopardy. In addition, Central York School District regards cyber truancy in the same manner as truancy from the traditional school.

Be mindful of course weighting

Each course has a variety of components including lessons, quizzes, projects, and tests. To be successful it is important to complete and submit all assignments to the best of your ability. Each component is assigned a weight value as follows:

  • Lessons - 15% of the total grade
  •  Quizzes - 25% of the total grade  
  •  Projects - 30% of the total grade
  • Tests - 30% of the total grade                

Communicate with the course instructor

Ways to communicate with the instructor include:

  • Using the help button within the lesson if you need help with a specific lesson question
  • Contact the teacher by telephone or email
  • Attend teacher Office Hours