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The Watson Institute School-based Cyber Academy (WISCA)

Exceptional Children Achieving Exceptional Results

200 Linden Ave.
Sharpsburg, PA  15215

The Watson Institute School-based Cyber Academy (WISCA) at The W. Bruce Thomas Education Center in Sharpsburg is designed to meet the individual needs of children and adolescents with Asperger's Disorder and High-functioning Autistic Disorder who require therapeutic intervention and supports that cannot be delivered in a traditional  setting.  We are committed to providing a safe, comfortable, flexible and supportive environment so that each student can experience success in learning.  Curriculum is state approved and internet based and supported for each student with and Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  Students enroll in classes according to their grade level and graduation requirements.  Electives can be chosen based on individual interests.  Therapeutic training that provides instruction and practice in pragmatic language, social, organizational and life skills are integrated into the daily schedule.  Community based instruction and service projects are scheduled to program for the generalization of skills taught in the therapy and social groups and to prepare students for transition to post secondary opportunities.

For more information about the WISCA program contact Meagan Trimbur at 412-749-2805 or

Special Note for 2012-13 school year:  WISCA students have 2 snow make up days that will be added to the end of the school year calendar.  June 11, 2013 will now be the last day of school for students and June 12 will be the last day for teachers.

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