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Westmont Hilltop School District

Westmont Hilltop Cyber Academy (WHCA)

At Westmont Hilltop School District (WHSD), we understand that the traditional bricks and mortar classroom is not always the best learning environment for every student. Regardless of the learning environment, WHSD will support an individual student's internal desire to learn and explore educational topics related to planned instruction, as well as enrichment and review. 
The Westmont Hilltop Cyber Academy (WHCA) is a Remote Learning option for students in grades K-12. WHCA students have the benefit of taking core academic courses and electives online. The program gives students the ability to get a customized, online education while maintaining important social connections at school. Therefore, we feel that the WHCA is a viable way to meet varied needs by providing online options for students. For more information or to enroll, please contact the school office.
WHES 814-255-8707
Junior - Senior High School 814-255-8726
An Overview of the Westmont Hilltop Cyber Academy (WHCA):
  • Instruction will be delivered remotely utilizing the Westmont Hilltop Cyber Academy (WHCA). 
  • Courses will be offered asynchronously through prerecorded lessons and materials provided through the learning management systems of Acellus, Apex, and/or CodeHS.
  • A WHSD teacher will be assigned regularly scheduled office hours so students/families have opportunities to have questions answered, etc. All of the WHCA teachers are highly qualified, meaning that they offer cyber support within the same PA teaching certification area that they teach at WHSD. These are teachers that are familiar with WHSD students, thus facilitating a seamless transition back to In-person Learning at any time during the school year in the event a student wants to transition back to an In-person and/or Blended Learning environment.
  • WHCA attendance requirements for students who are considered off campus: students will be assigned to a Google Classroom and must complete a Google Attendance Form by midnight of each school day that WHSD is in session.
  • Since a WHCA student is still enrolled in the WHSD, they are able to participate in clubs, athletics, PTO events, and activities that occur. Students in grades 7-12 are able to earn National Honor Society (NHS) or National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) based on their progress and grades at the end of the third quarter.


Login Links:

Acellus Login:

Apex Learning Login:

CodeHS Login: 


2021 - 2022 WHCA

Junior – Senior High School


The following staff are available during the day to assist students who are enrolled in the WHCA.


Students and families can call 814-255-8773 during the times listed below for help with course work.  Instructors may also be emailed directly with questions or concerns.


Attendance:  Any student who is completely off site for classes must join the following Google Classroom Code a2p3ucn and complete an attendance form each day by 11:59 p.m.





Subject Area




8:00 – 8:10


8:00 - 8:06

Wood, John

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Sheehan, Todd

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Brilhart, Heather

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Attendance for Off-Campus Students


AP Chemistry


Business and CTE Education Electives



English Grades 7 - 9

Period 1



8:10 – 8:53   


8:06 - 8:41

Period 2


 8:56 – 9:38  


8:44 - 9:18

Washburn, Ashley

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English grades 10 - 12

Period 3




9:41 – 10:23 



 9:21 - 9:55

Kisko, Billie                    

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Patula, Julie (Semester 1)

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Social Studies              




Physical Education

Period 4



10:26 – 11:08


9:58 - 10:32   

Swanson, Courtney

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Environmental Science

AP Environmental Science


AP Biology

Period 5



11:11 – 12:45


10:35 - 11:09   

Poraczky, Jason

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General Science Courses

Period 6




12:48 – 1:30  



11:12 - 11:46

Rearick, Joshua

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Patula, Julie (Semester 2)

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Math 7             Physics

Math 8             Physics of the Universe




Physical Education

Period 7



1:33 – 2:15  


11:49 - 12:23

Ferris, Elizabeth                                          

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All other Math

Period 8



2:18 – 3:00  


12:26 - 1:00

Wonderling, Erica

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World Languages