Northern Tioga Online Learning Academy

Did you know that Northern Tioga School District has their own Online Learning Academy?

If you or your child are considering a cyber charter school for your child’s education, we ask you to please consider the NTSD Online Learning Academy instead. Did you know that in the 22-23 school year, cyber charter schools charged our district between $13,662.13 to $31,043.18 per student? That’s money being taken away from our schools that could benefit our students. Students in Northern Tioga Academy are part of the district and can participate in the same athletics and extra-curricular activities as their peers in the traditional classroom setting. In addition, NTSD Online Learning Academy students have access to an on-campus drop-in center in which they can seek face-to-face guidance and/or take advantage of a quiet place to complete their online coursework, which is completely customizable to the needs of the individual student. If this sounds like something for you or your child or you would want more information about NTSD’s Online Learning Academy, please contact Becky Koehler, at or 814-258-5646, ext. 1036.

2022-2023 VLN Essentials Course Catalog A full listing of the courses available through Virtual Learning Network. Students in both high schools may also take advantage of courses provided through Virtual Learning Network, provided the course is not already offered through our traditional programming.


If the Northern Tioga Academy is something you would be interested in learning more about for you or your student(s), please contact the Academy Registrar:

Becky Koehler, Principal of Academic Affairs at 814-258-5646, ext. 1036 or


If you or your child is already a Northern Tioga Academy Student, please contact:

Jess Millard, Principal, 814-258-5131 ext. 3506 or

Jared Metcalf, Teacher, 814-258-5131 ext. 3833 or

Diana Lewis, 814-258-5131 ext. 3833 or


NTSD partners with VLN

Northern Tioga School District is pleased to share that we partner with Virtual Learning Online Network to offer an online, cyber-school option.  Here are a few benefits to using the Northern Tioga Academy program through Virtual Learning Network:

  • Rigorous curriculum culminating in a Northern Tioga School District diploma upon graduation.
  • Ongoing monitoring of student progress.
  • Variety of curriculum offerings to accommodate all learners with engaging instructional resources.
  • Daily, synchronous homeroom session in the virtual classroom.
  • Participation in state assessments are provided in the district.


Every Northern Tioga Academy student is provided an educational plan agreed upon between the NTSD facilitator/monitor, parent and the student.  The student is expected to complete assignments, tests, journals, exams, etc. as agreed upon in the educational plan. Supports as needed are provided to ensuring students are successful.  If a student is not progressing the monitor at NTSD will inform the student and parents/guardian to seek a solution. If a solution cannot be reach the student may not be able to continue the course at NTSD.


The Northern Tioga School District Code of Conduct is in force for the Northern Tioga Academy at NTSD.  Inappropriate use of technology and resources will result in sanctions involving the use of the district’s technology.


Keystone National High School can be accessed at

Keystone National High School courses are accepted by NTSD.


Tips for Success:

  • Log in or review the course early and often.  Become familiar with the entire course.  Know where you find assignments and resources.
  • Read the directions carefully, print out copies if you prefer to read a paper copy, highlight and take notes.
  • Read your mail regularly for information from your teacher.
  • Make a study plan and set up a comfortable and well prepared study area.
  • Be aware of your peak energy periods and plan to do activities that require a high level of concentration during those times.
  • Approach overwhelming responsibilities with a positive attitude and break large tasks into small achievable ones.
  • Set goals and reward yourself when you’ve accomplished them.
  • Keep up with your course and keep in touch with your teacher.  Communicating with your teacher as soon as there is a problem is most important!  You can’t afford to get behind!
  • Schedule regular study periods.  Study for short periods of time and do it often.  Remember, you should be spending a minimum of one hour per day per course in addition to weekly scheduled office hours.