Welcome to our Lehighton Area Virtual Academy--LAVA

The Lehighton Area School District, in partnership with the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21 (CLIU #21), is in our 13th year of offering Lehighton Area Virtual Academy (LAVA) an exciting online option for students and families interested in cyber school.

Choosing the Right Online School

Parents and guardians carefully consider different educational options for their children each school year.  LAVA is a 100% online cyber program tailored to meet your child's educational requirements.   While other cyber-charter schools advertise themselves as "tuition-free," they are not truly free.  Lehighton Area School District is required to pay tuition for your child to attend these schools.   For instance, LASD pays $12,890.87 annually for one student and $30,394.30 annually for a student with special education needs to attend a cyber-charter school.  This financial impact can influence the budget and potentially lead to tax increases.  We encourage you to explore our academy and discover the unique offerings of LAVA.   Your decision to enroll your child in LAVA as opposed to another cyber-charter school will have a direct impact on you, your child, and our community.

Advantages of Lehighton Area Virtual Academy (LAVA)

For more information or questions about LAVA contact Mrs. Suzanne Howland, LAVA Administrator -- showland@lehighton.org -- 610.377.6180 ext. 2413.