• Flexible Learning @ Hershey High School


    Hershey High School offers several options to give students the most flexibility in their learning, ranging from a fully online option to blended courses, to real-world learning through the Trojan Academy, to a dual-enrollment option so that students can earn college credit in high school. Frequently Asked Questions

    Fully Online Option
     Trojan Academy
    Course Offerings:
    Community Service 
    Passion-Driven Research
    Courses at HHS with flexible
    meeting schedule
    Enroll in College Courses


    Hershey Online AcademyOnline learning is growing rapidly, and is in high demand throughout the country - and for good reason.  Derry Township School District recognizes that online learning can be a great option for many students, offering advantages like personalized learning, individual pacing, and 21st century technology experience. Students now have the choice of attending our traditional brick and mortar school or a new online school program offered through the Capital Area Online Learning Association (CAOLA). 

    Advantages of Flexible Learning Environments:

    Stay enrolled in your local school district
    This allows you to earn a diploma from Derry Township School District and to participate in your school’s extracurricular activities.

    Flexible learning options
    Your learning program and curriculum is adapted to fit your needs.  Learn at the right pace for you, at the time and place that you choose.

    Highly engaging curriculum
    We use state-of-the-art curriculum designed to be engaging, fun, and to target multiple learning styles. 

    Pursue your interests
    Choose from a wide variety of courses and electives designed to allow students to pursue their academic interests, and develop a path for success after high school.

    Proven methods combined with innovative techniques
    CAOLA is backed by EdisonLearning, one of the most experienced teams in online learning, with over 17 years of proven results and leading innovation in education. 
    Academic excellence
    We believe that rigorous, well-rounded curriculum with a strong base in Math, Science and Technology is the key to success in the 21st century global economy.  We make science fun and interesting!  Students can select from a broad range of courses you won’t find at other schools like Forensics, Sports Medicine, and HTML.
    Through CAOLA, we are excited to be able to offer courses in a truly state-of-the-art online program - Hershey Online Academy.  The high quality curriculum and an innovative software platform, powered by EdisonLearning, allow for customized learning.  Each student in the Hershey Online Academy has the opportunity to learn at their own pace to truly gain understanding.
    Hershey Online Academy Screen ShotAdditionally, each student will be supported online by a Pennsylvania certified teacher to provide the help needed to succeed. Students participating in the online cyber school program will receive a free computer, printer and all necessary peripherals.
    Parent involvement and support is critical to student success.  The Hershey Online Academy therefore, gives parents the tools they need to support, motivate and monitor their student’s progress through a special homepage called the Parent Portal. 
    Hershey Online AcademyParents can quickly and easily see an up-to-the-minute detailed report of their student’s progress, grades, performance alerts, teacher communication, daily curriculum, and much more.
    For More Information, Contact
    Ms. Laurie Wade
    Assistant Principal for Online Learning
    Phone  (717) 534 - 2501