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Three local students graduate

Three local students from Cumberland and Franklin County are among the 57 winter graduates in Reach Cyber Charter School’s Class of 2021. The graduates were celebrated in a small virtual gathering during their final classes and will have the opportunity to join the spring commencement ceremony in June with the entire Reach Cyber Class of 2021.

three local students
Jane Swan

“We are incredibly proud of the winter graduates from the Class of 2021,” said Jane Swan, Reach Cyber Charter School CEO. “Their commitment to their education is evident; and they have been successful despite the challenging times in which we are living. It has been a privilege to watch them grow; and the entire Reach Cyber faculty and team are looking forward to the tremendous things to come for these talented individuals.” 

The 57 winter graduates from Reach Cyber’s Class of 2021 represent 26 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. They are a diverse group of students, including race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity, disabilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Students choose a cyber charter education for many different reasons; such as to seek individualized educational experiences; a safe learning environment; flexibility to pace their own learning, or the ability to learn from anywhere at any time.

This allows them to pursue passions like competitive sports, travel, music and arts careers, and volunteerism; or to learn at their own pace and with individualized attention despite the complexities of medical conditions.  

RELATED: Cyber Charter School Class of 2020

Cumberland and Franklin County graduates:

  • April Bryner
  • Elyse Collins
  • TaLeen Harrington

Reach Cyber’s high school program offers a wide range of courses to provide a solid foundation for whatever path graduates choose, whether attending college or starting a career. Through the school’s  Career Pathways Program, high school students can earn industry-recognized credentials and certifications in disciplines including Arts and Communication, Health Sciences, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and more. 

Reach Cyber opened in 2016 with an initial enrollment of a few hundred students through ninth grade. It has since grown to support more than 8,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade statewide.

Reach Cyber is committed to providing a broad range of STEM enrichment for students of all ages. Through a variety of STEM offerings, Reach Cyber provides frequent and early access to STEM learning across disciplines; preparing students for future courses and careers in this fast-growing field.      

About Reach Cyber Charter School

Reach Cyber Charter School is a Pennsylvania statewide, tuition-free, online public charter school for students in grades K-12. Reach Cyber is a Pennsylvania Connections Academy school. It provides students with the flexibility to learn from anywhere there is an Internet connection; and with an innovative, online school curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. The combination of certified Pennsylvania-based teachers, an award-winning curriculum, engaging electives, technology tools, and social experiences provides a supportive online learning opportunity for students who want an individualized approach to education.

Reach Cyber incorporates 21st century learning and STEM-enrichment opportunities; as well as flexible pacing options allowing students to choose from a traditional calendar option or year-round option. High school students can choose an accelerated schedule.  For more information, call 1-844-227-0920 or visit  


Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

Pat graduated from Fannett Township High School in 1950 and received her BA in Education from, known then as, Shippensburg State Teachers College. .

James Patrick McNally III 1947-2024

James was known for his dedication and excellence in his professional career, where he made lasting contributions and built strong relationships with his colleagues.

Brenda Jackson Liu 1945-2024

Upon retirement, Brenda worked as a part-time nurse at the Migrant Health in Gettysburg. During this time she traveled to migrant camps all over Pennsylvania.

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