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PALCS CPFA Students Win at the Cavalcade of Bands

By |February 27th, 2017, 9:00 am|Categories: Blog Article, CPFA News, Latest News, School News, Student Spotlight|

PALCS is proud to announce that the Center for Performing and Fine Arts (CPFA) High School Jazz Ensemble won several awards at the Cavalcade of Bands Festivals. At the Upper Darby Jazz Festival, hosted by Upper Darby High School located in Delaware County, the ensemble earned a rating of “Outstanding” in their first festival appearance.

PALCS sophomore and CPFA student Raquel Rosenwald of Chester County won a Best Soloist Award at the festival. Raquel first enrolled at PALCS as a 7th grader back in 2014 and she was not the only PALCS winner at the festival. Fellow PALCS sophomore and CPFA student Belle (Belinda) Holderness, also of Chester County, won an Honorable Mention Soloist Award. Belle has been a student at PALCS since 2015 when she was first enrolled as an 8th grader.

The Upper Darby Jazz Festival took place on Saturday February 18th from 12 pm to 8:30 pm and was filled with performances by five area high school jazz ensembles.

The CPFA High School Jazz Ensemble also participated in the Central Bucks West High School Cavalcade of Bands “Jazz on the West Side” festival. Here they earned a rating of “Excellent.” Raquel Rosenwald earned her second consecutive award as a soloist, winning an an Honorable Mention award for her improvised guitar solo.

The Cavalcade of Bands is a nonprofit organization made up of schools that compete on an inter-scholastic level. The organization provides schools with competitive opportunities involving different jazz related competitions. Membership to the organization is open to any school at any level, including elementary, middle, and high school, as well as any college or university that wishes to participate or compete. Currently over 100 schools are participants of the Cavalcade […]

Honor Roll: Second Marking Period

By |February 20th, 2017, 9:00 am|Categories: Blog Article, Latest News, School News, Student Spotlight|

As the 2016-2017 school year continues to progress, classes become more challenging, students workloads increase and some may get distracted during the winter months. That is why PALCS is so proud to announce that over 40% of our student population has earned an honor roll certificate for marking period two.

National School Counseling Week

By |February 15th, 2017, 9:00 am|Categories: Blog Article, Latest News, School News, Staff Spotlight|

This past week marked 2017’s National School Counseling Week! Taking place from February 6th to February 10th, this special week celebrates the work of dedicated school counselors in schools across the United States. On Friday, February 10th, PALCS showed their support and appreciation for the PALCS Guidance department and counselors by participating in "College-Wear Day." Faculty and students were asked to sport their college pride in an effort to get students thinking about their options for the future.

PALCS Students & Guests Party at Snowball Dance

By |February 13th, 2017, 9:00 am|Categories: Blog Article, Latest News, School News, Student Spotlight|

On January 20, 2017, PALCS students, guests, and staff gathered together on both sides of the state to dance the night away at PA Leadership’s annual Snowball Dance. Two dances were held, one in the east in West Chester and one in the west in Pittsburgh. PALCS students in grades 9-12 were invited to attend along with their guests.

PALCS Academic Team Progresses to Semi-Finals

By |January 30th, 2017, 9:15 am|Categories: Latest News, School News, Student Spotlight, USP News|

The PALCS high school Academic Team has just finished their regular season in the top half of all high schools in the highly competitive Chester County League. Their season is over just yet; the team is now headed to the semi-finals in February.

National School Choice Week

By |January 25th, 2017, 9:00 am|Categories: Blog Article, Latest News, PALCS in the News, School News|

January 22nd through January 28th marks the 7th annual National School Choice Week (NSCW). This important week includes thousands of events across the country that highlight the demand for successful education options for students around the nation.

Half of All PALCS Students Attain Honor Roll

By |December 6th, 2016, 1:43 pm|Categories: Blog Article, Latest News, School News, Student Spotlight|Tags: |

The PALCS 2016-2017 school year is off to a great start, as are our intelligent students. 1,232 students, of a total of 2,503 at press time, have earned honor roll certificates at PALCS recognizing their hard work and exceptional grades in the first marking period.

Back to School 2016!

By |September 6th, 2016, 12:01 am|Categories: Blog Article, Latest News, School News|Tags: , , |

Welcome back to a new school year at PA Leadership Charter School! We are very excited for the 2016-2017 school year and have been preparing all summer for what we think will be the best year yet! We are just beginning our thirteenth year of operation, and we are starting today with 2487 students state-wide.

CPFA Presents Shakespeare in the Summer

By |July 6th, 2016, 12:00 pm|Categories: CPFA News, Latest News, School News, Student Spotlight|Tags: , |

You're invited to the PALCS Center for Performing and Fine Arts Shakespeare in the Summer performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream! Performances will take place on July 15 and 16 at 7 pm and July 17 at 4 pm at the Center for Performing and Fine Arts Atrium Theatre: 221 Carter Drive, Suite C, West Chester, PA 19382.

Graduation 2016

By |June 20th, 2016, 2:57 pm|Categories: Latest News, School News, Student Spotlight|Tags: , , |

On Saturday June 11, 2016, the sun was shining brightly in Lancaster, PA as 199 PALCS seniors met at Lancaster Mennonite High School. As they gathered for this momentous occasion, the overwhelming feelings of nostalgia and anticipation were transparent. The class of 2016 stood ready, joined by PALCS faculty, staff and their loved ones as they said goodbye to their years at PALCS and hello to their futures; each student carrying with them the hopes and well-wishes of those in attendance.

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