Saint Marys Area Middle School

979 S. St. Marys Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857 Phone: 814.781.2148
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SMA Virtual Academy

We believe that it is in the best interest of most children to be completely immersed in our school culture by being present in our buildings day-to-day.
However, SMASD now offers solutions for those needing a more individualized, online approach.

Supportive, Dynamic and Quality-Focused: A Cyber Program to Meet Your Student's Needs

The St. Marys Area School District has been educating students effectively for many years and knows what it takes for students to complete in the hyper-competitive quest for college and career whether learning in the conventional classroom or online.  It takes rigorous coursework coupled with a combination of live and prepared instructional support.

Our cyber school program is flexible and offers all the support parents and students need to tackle the demands of online learning to achieve their educational goals.  We expect the best from our students; that's why we offer effective support to promote their success.


So, Why Choose Our Cyber School?

Attending the St. Marys Area Virtual Academy provides your child with numerous advantages.
  • Students earn a diploma from St. Marys Area School district and graduate with their classmates on stage. 
  • Students learn through a high quality, district-approved curriculum.
  • Students receive teacher and on-campus tutoring support.
  • Students have the opportunity to enroll in St. Marys fine arts and career tech programs.
  • Optional Blended/Hybrid Scheduling can be arranged. (Students may take a course in the brick-and-mortar building while completing all other coursework online.)
  • Students receive Cyber School in a Box - a notebook computer, a multi-function printer/scanner, additional hardware and software, live teacher support and friendly technical support.
  • Students have full access to district resources and facilities, including guidance counseling, labs, libraries and athletic facilities.
  • Students may join district sponsored extracurricular activities, and attend field trips.

Click below to view our brochure:

Current Students

Welcome to St. Marys Area Virtual Academy
Getting Started – Student Login Information
1. Open Internet Explorer and visit,
2. Click on “Login” at the top right of the page
3. Enter your login information
Getting Started – Parent Gradebook Login Information
1. Open Internet Explorer and visit,
2. Click on “Login” at the top right of the page
3. Enter your login information
Your homeroom is held daily at 8:00 AM Monday through Friday with Ms. Pond.
Click Classroom then Homeroom in the district portal. Please refresh your browser if the
classroom does not appear immediately.
NOTE: if you are unable to attend homeroom for any reason, please contact Ms. Pond.  Or, alternately if you do not have Internet access you must call Tech Support to report the issue.  Please do so, even if you believe the error is on your end.
Technical Support
Contact Technical Support if you have questions about computer and printer setup or if
you have any technical issues after getting started:
1-877-856-3311(toll free) or 412-381-0184

How to Apply


Simply download and complete the enrollment form by clicking this link:  SMA Virtual Academy Application
Upon completion, please submit the application to your guidance office and discuss your entry into the program.  If your counselor is going to recommend you for the program, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss the registration process, review any specific needs you may have, and prepare to transition into St. Marys Area Virtual Academy.
If you have any general questions about the program, please contact:
Mrs. Jennifer Y. Tamburlin, Cyber Coordinator
Phone: 814-781-2148

Please note: If your student is currently enrolled outside of St. Marys Area School District, you will also need to complete the district registration process before enrolling in the Virtual Academy. Please contact the school district for more information: 814-834-7831.

Contact Us

To request more information please fill out the following form or contact our cyber coordinator:
Mrs. Jennifer Yavorsky Tamburlin
Cyber Coordinator 

Credit Recovery

Enrollment for the
2017-2018 School Year
is now OPEN.  
Contact today to ensure timely enrollment for the first day of classes. 
Monday, August 21st
First classroom by the cafeteria.  Enter the building through the auditorium doors.