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Support our Youth by Participating in the PAYS Survey

Oct 15, 2021

PA Cyber is taking part in the 2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS), which is sponsored and conducted every two years by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The survey includes questions about student behaviors in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 that cover school climate, violence, depression, bullying, and substance abuse.

“The data collected will assist us and our community partners in directing prevention resources where they will likely have the greatest impact,” says John Oster, PA Cyber’s Student Assistance Program supervisor. 

If you’re a parent of a PA Cyber student in grades 6, 8, 10, or 12, please check your PA Cyber parent-issued email account and visit the PAYS 2021 webpage for more information. We will send the survey to student email accounts for the specified grades on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The survey link will expire the next day. The survey typically takes about 45 minutes to complete. Parents may request a list of the survey questions in advance by visiting this link:

Student participation is voluntary and confidential. Students will automatically receive the survey unless parents choose to opt their student out. If you do not want your child to participate, please email your request by Friday, November 5, at 3 p.m. to Include your student’s PA Cyber ID number as well as their first and last names. We thank survey participants for helping to keep our school community drug free and safe for learning.

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About PA Cyber

Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber's online learning environments, personalized instruction methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland (Beaver County) and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and does not charge tuition to students or families.