Colonial Online Learning Academy

November 25, 2020 Attention Parents and Guardians:
We were notified on November 23, 2020 by the PA Department of Health (DOH) and the PA Department of Education (PDE) that due to Fayette County now being in the “Substantial Category” for COVID-19 transmittals it is recommended that all schools in Fayette County transition to 100% remote learning while in the substantial category for two consecutive weeks. It was also recommended that we remain in the remote learning model until the county transitions into the “Moderate Category” for COVID-19 transmittals for two consecutive weeks. 
Please be aware that the Albert Gallatin Area School District will transition to full remote learning on December 1, 2020 and continue in the remote learning model, tentatively, until Friday, December 11, 2020. Teachers and students will follow the remote schedule that was utilized during the first four weeks of the 2020-21 school year. The District will still hold “virtual” parent teacher conferences on December 1st. We plan to return to our current model of “in-person instruction” on Monday, December 14, 2020 should the county have two consecutive weeks of data in the “Moderate Category”. However, should we need to remain in remote learning longer than December 11th we will give plenty of advanced notice and continue to keep you informed. Please check the district website daily for any updates and to receive the latest information.   As previously stated, we have been and will continue to stay in close communication with the Pennsylvania Department of Health throughout this COVID-19 Pandemic and will continue to follow all guidance from the DOH and PDE.
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.  If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or ha

Colonial Online Learning Academy (COLA)

The Colonial Online Learning Academy (COLA) Cyber Program through a partnership with Seneca Valley is a 100% online asynchronous program where children are able to choose the path, pace, and place of their learning. They are supported by Albert Gallatin Area School District educators through digital communications via Google Hangouts, emails, and phone calls.

Students enrolled in COLA may participate in all school-related programs and extra-curricular activities. We are proud to offer this in-house cyber program without additional burden on the taxpayers. 


  • COLA is an ideal option for any student seeking a complete online experience. Students will access pre-recorded lectures and digital curriculum materials through the platform Edgenuity. Edgenuity is aligned to PA Department of Education Standards.
  • Students will log into the Compass/Edgenuity Student Login (links below).
Students will use their Albert Gallatin username and passwords to log on.
  • Edgenuity is not a “live” program. Students will not “attend” class at a set time. Students can log on at any time during the day. Students can log on more than once during the day and work ahead if they desire. The students entire nine weeks work is loaded, allowing them the opportunity to work ahead.
  • Albert Gallatin Area School District teachers will monitor online activity, communicate with students and parents and provide assistance when needed. However, they do not provide direct instruction. Students can receive help from their teachers in various ways. This can be done with a phone call, an email, a google meet or a face to face if needed. Our goal is for our COLA students to be successful.
  • Please know that your child can still participate in all school activities and functions.  Students can participate in sports, musical and any other district function.
  • COLA students will still have access to their guidance counselors. They will still help students choose their classes as well as making sure all credits requirements are met.
  • COLA students will graduate with an Albert Gallatin Area School District diploma and participate in commencement ceremonies with their graduating class.

COLA Login Links

COLA Handbook

Compass Learning Presentation (K-4)

Edgenuity Presentation (5-12)


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