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Learning Environment

We recognize that each student learns differently and has unique requirements for scheduling flexibility. Governor Mifflin GOLD is designed to provide students with the flexibility they need while maintaining checkpoints to ensure they are accountable for their daily activity. Students receive a Cyber School in a Box™ bundle, which includes a laptop computer, printer/scanner, all of the necessary peripherals and access to both live teacher support and technical support.


The curriculum used in Governor Mifflin GOLD equips students in grades K through 12 with a fundamental knowledge-base. Though the classroom is virtual, the course framework utilizes Governor Mifflin School District‑approved curriculum and textbooks. The courses have a consistent structure and are designed to provide students with engaging content, assignments and assessments. Weekly lesson modules include reading assignments supported by short answer assessments, essay questions, quizzes and traditional homework assignments. Courses are also supplemented with a wealth of web-based resources, including: videos, interactive animations, supplemental materials from textbook publishers and a wide range of other engaging educational media.

Mastering the Content

A variety of activities and assessments are vital to a student’s success. While multiple-choice assessments are an important part of any assessment structure, we ask students to further demonstrate mastery with the following exercises:

E-AssignmentQuestions/problems designed to provide students with practice of key concepts.
E-Short AnswerA worksheet that requires the students to handwrite their responses to strengthen the learning process.
E-EssayA topical essay question intended to assess students’ understanding of the overall concept outlined in the reading assignment and to gauge students’ writing skills.
E-ProjectLong-term assignments interspersed throughout a course to give students the opportunity to build on multiple units.

Students are also required to show their work on all math coursework so our teachers can verify their understanding of the material.


Students are provided with a unique username and password, which grants them access to their student portal. This portal includes a calendar to keep students on track to finish their coursework by the established deadline. It also offers students single sign-on access to their coursework, content libraries and all of the tools they will need to be successful. Help Desk Specialists are available from 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, in order to provide any necessary assistance. Students may grant the Help Desk Specialists permission to resolve software issues remotely; hardware issues entail a Cyber School in a Box™ bundle swap at the Governor Mifflin School District building, which minimizes downtime.


Chris Killinger
Director of Teaching & Learning
610-775-1461 x. 7017