The Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School (PALCS) is a state-approved public cyber school for students in kindergarten through 12th grade who reside in Pennsylvania. The PALCS community digitally connects students and parents to PA-certified teachers and innovative curriculum.
As a student at PALCS, Evangeline has had the opportunity to dedicate much of her time to her passion, acting. There is hardly a time when she is not either in a play, rehearsing for a play, or auditioning for another play, sometimes concurrently.
She is on the phone with her teachers four, sometimes five, times a day. The accessibility is greater than in public school. They love being able to talk to their teachers. They send them notes outside of class. They feel like they are more than just teachers.
In many ways I feel more connected with Wilder’s teachers now than when he was enrolled in traditional school. It’s interesting how for being in cyber school, you feel connected. I wouldn’t expect that. I think it is really great.
PA Leadership’s students receive a better education, more elaborate and challenging. You get to know your child’s strengths and weaknesses younger so when they reach high school, you’re not trying to figure out what is happening with your child. You know all of it now.
In a traditional public school, once you’re done with a class, to get back to that teacher is really hard. But at PALCS, every time Scarlett needed extra help, her math teacher would be right there. She would sit there with her and explain everything until she got it.
If you have other commitments or you want to do something outside of school. PALCS gives you the flexibility to be able to focus on your academics but also explore other areas of the arts, engineering, or anything you want to do.