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Agora Cyber Charter School Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2019

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  1. "Love it!"

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      Current Employee - Teacher 

      I have been working at Agora Cyber Charter School full-time

      Pros

      Work from home. Help most needy students.

      Cons

      Administration can be disorganized at times.

      Agora Cyber Charter School2019-05-10
    • "Average Cyber Charter School to work for"

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      Former Employee - Teacher 

      I worked at Agora Cyber Charter School full-time

      Pros

      Can gain teaching experience Supportive teachers

      Cons

      Expectations change drastically from year to year Format for teaching can change at any minute No defined salary scale Bonus expectations change yearly

      Agora Cyber Charter School2019-07-15
    • "Poor Leadership"

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      Current Employee - Educator 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Agora Cyber Charter School full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Excellent teachers who are vested in their students.

      Cons

      Poor leadership, no support, overworked. There seems to be a huge disconnect between leadership and reality.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to staff and have them be apart of the solutions.

      Agora Cyber Charter School2019-07-11
    • "MEH"

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        Current Employee - Teacher 

        I have been working at Agora Cyber Charter School full-time

        Pros

        Salary and that is it

        Cons

        Everything else besides salary period.

        Agora Cyber Charter School2019-03-12
      • "Teacher"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I have been working at Agora Cyber Charter School full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Work from home, benefits - very minimal employee contribution.

        Cons

        Low salary, little to no opportunity for advancement, major budget issues, slow growing enrollment

        Agora Cyber Charter School2019-03-11
      • "Rebooting!"

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        Current Employee - High School Science Teacher 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Agora Cyber Charter School full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Work from home Mission is fulfilling Fairly autonomous Great benefits

        Cons

        Minimal community feel; work in a bubble Documented performance depends upon student performance across the entire school Accomplishing the mission is exceedingly difficult without many school-wide policies and parameters

        Agora Cyber Charter School2019-02-04
      • "So glad it's over"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at Agora Cyber Charter School full-time

        Pros

        Good benefits work-from-home Provide laptop and printer

        Cons

        Complete micromanaging from Assistant Directors Assigned multiple tasks on top of teaching duties with deadlines...you are a guidance counselor and teacher rolled into one job Hated it from the start

        Advice to Management

        Focus more on the students and less on controlling the staff's every move

        Agora Cyber Charter School2018-10-24
      • "This is a decent place to work, but it needs some improvement."

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        Current Employee - Teacher in West Chester, PA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Agora Cyber Charter School full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Working from home is a helpful opportunity. It is definitely a luxury to be able to save on the time and expense of a daily commute. The school also reimbursed for internet, which is a nice added bonus.

        Cons

        The salary is mediocre, and the school board wastes money on products and positions that could be better spent on consistent raises for the staff. The administration does not often listen to staff opinions, despite sending many surveys requesting them.

        Advice to Management

        The teachers feel too micromanaged by the administration. The lower level leadership hands out too many organizational tasks which become a huge burden on top of the work that is actually relevant to being a teacher.

        Agora Cyber Charter School2018-03-17
      • "All About Appearances"

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        Former Employee - Reading Specialist in King of Prussia, PA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Agora Cyber Charter School full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Work from home, Pleasant students, Technology

        Cons

        Evaluation methods for teachers made no sense, Everything was about looking good on the surface and not about truly educating kids, curriculum is purchased from their parent for-profit company

        Advice to Management

        Develop fair and relevant means of evaluating educators who work in a virtual environment, Encourage union to improve quality of faculty and maintain good working conditions

        Agora Cyber Charter School2017-10-05
      • "Cyber Charter Teacher"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Agora Cyber Charter School full-time

          Pros

          Work from home, flexible hours, supportive administration

          Cons

          If not careful, you could work all hours of the day to complete the many tasks of teaching, communication, meetings, etc

          Advice to Management

          Keep working hard organizationally...it is paying off

          Agora Cyber Charter School2017-06-07
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