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Special Programs for Students

The Wilkes-Barre Area School District is proud to offer specialized programing for students.
  • Wilkes-Barre Area Cyber Academy
  • Wilkes-Barre Area STEM Academy
  • Creative and Performing Arts Academy
  • Business Academy
  • Dual Enrollment

For more information regarding these programs, please contact:
Mr. Hal Gabriel, Administrator, [email protected]
(570) 826-7111 ext. 2110

Mrs. Jill Saporito, Guidance Counselor, [email protected]

After School Tutoring Program

There will be an after school tutoring program for all Elementary, Middle School and High School Students in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District.  The program will be held at all Elementary Schools, GAR Middle School and the WBAHS. This program is open for all In Person Students as well the Cyber Students. All Cyber Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from the tutoring sites.

Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays unless otherwise told.
The first session will begin October 10th, 2023 until December 14th, 2023.
The rest of the sessions will be announced.
The times for students are as follows:
Elementary - 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Middle School - 2:40 pm to 5:00 pm
High School - 3:09 pm to 5:00 pm

Chromebook Distribution Schedule

The distribution of Chromebooks for new Cyber students in grades 9th through 12th, will be August 29th, August 30th and August 31st. The time for pick up will be 9 am to 12 pm. Please note this is only for students who are not in possession of the Chromebook or Computer. Classes begin online 9/7/2023.

All GAR Middle School Students in grades 6-8 who will be in the Wilkes-Barre Area School DIstrict Cyber School Academy and are in need of a Chromebook, the distribution will be 9/13,9/14 and 9/15 between the hours of 10 AM and 1 PM., in the Main office. Students who received a chromebook last year and still have the chromebook, will not need to come to the school.

2023-2024 Cyber Academy Orientation

The Wilkes-Barre Area School District and its Cyber Academy will hold orientation for the 2023-2024 school year, on Tuesday the 1st of August, beginning at 6:00 PM.  All parents and students interested in learning about the cyber program or have questions and or concerns are more than welcome to attend.  The orientation will be held in the auditorium of the high school.  If you have any further questions about the orientation, please contact Mr. Gabriel, Principal of he Cyber Academy at 570-826-7111 ext. 2110.

WBA Online Summer School and Credit Recovery

See the attached flyer for information regarding summer school and end of year credit recovery options available for Wilkes-Barre Area students in grades 9 through 12.  The flyer includes the link to register for available courses.

Senior Chromebook Collection

Collection of chromebooks and chargers that were used from the Wilkes-Barre Area School District will be collected on June 1st from 9 am until 2:30 pm in the Main office of the High School. If you cannot make it on this date, please contact Mr. Gabriel to set up a time and date. You will not receive your diploma if you do not return the chromebook and charger.

Remaining in Cyber School for 2023-2024

All students who are currently enrolled in Cyber School and plan to remain in Cyber school, please contact Mr. Gabriel, through email and or fill out the Cyber School Contract Form located under the Links page on the Cyber School Information page.

Students remaining in Cyber School for the 23-24 school year, should indicate what grade they will be
entering at the beginning of the new school year. This is very important.

If you plan on returning to IN PERSON next school year, please email Mr. Gabriel. Do not fill out the Cyber school Contract Form. This will help the building principals schedule you for the next school year. Please indicate what grade you will be entering next school year, when you send Mr. Gabriel the email.

Last Day to Order your Cap and Gown

Tuesday, February 28th is the last day to order your cap and gown for graduation ceremonies.  You can order during any lunch period or from 4-6 pm after school.  You need one in order to walk across the date on June 9th! There will be a date later on in the school year when you will be able to pick up your cap and gown. This date will be announced at a different time.  Please click below for the Cap and Gown flyer which includes a QRCode you can use to scan and order online!

Tutoring Available

After school tutoring is available at the High school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Transportation is not provided.  If interested, please see the attached flyer for complete information and use the registration link to sign up!

Chromebook Insurance Available

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Insurance is available for all students have have been issued a Chromebook for use in Cyber School this year.  There has been a slight increase in the cost of the insurance this year.  Please click on the information links to find out more!