Online Academy filling niche for Pittsburgh school district

Weary of being the target of bullies at South Hills Middle School five years ago, Sarina Williams turned to the new Pittsburgh Online Academy.

The aspiring Beechview photographer, now 17, found in the city school district’s cyber school a convenient way to juggle her part-time grocery job at Kuhn’s, an internship, a video-editing gig and an entirely new set of academic challenges.

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