About The Capital Area Intermediate Unit


The Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) achieves educational excellence with families, schools and communities through leadership, partnership and innovation.  It is one of 29 regional educational service agencies in Pennsylvania. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, it  serves Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, and northern York counties.


CAIU focuses its efforts on its 24 member school districts, 2 area vocational technical schools, over 50 non-public schools, several charter schools and cyber charter schools. In addition, it offers services of broader interest, such as operating the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personalized Learning.  For more information about CAIU, visit our website at www.caiu.org.

About The Capital Area Online Learning Association


School Districts in the Capital Area region came together as the Capital Area Online Learning Association (CAOLA) to enter into contracts for services, develop courses, and administer a viable, cost-effective and quality online learning solution for students. Since its inception in 2009 CAOLA has expanded to other Intermediate Units and districts across Pennsylvania.

Why Choose CAOLA?

       Flexible learning options: Students with limited course selection, unique scheduling needs or family obligations


       Pursue your interests: Students involved in competitive sports, art, music, or other activities that require a flexible schedule


       Highly engaging curriculum: Gifted and special needs students who need a modified program, or a personalized learning plan

About Our Conference


The Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personalized Learning (MACPL) is the premier regional conference for those transforming K-12 education. Experts, practitioners, and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of next generation learning in K-12 education convene annually to network and share their expertise.


Featuring nearly 100 keynote speakers, site visits, workshops, and breakout sessions, our conference affords attendees many opportunities for professional learning, discussion and networking --- all focused on improving K12 student achievement.  Our program offers professional development opportunities for teachers, coaches, and administrators who are  seeking to transform teaching and learning in their schools and classrooms.  Visit our home page for the link to this year's conference.