The second marking period of any school year tends to be one of the most challenging. As students and teachers really get into the routine of things, workloads increase and become more difficult. Which is why we are so incredibly proud to announce that over 40% of our students have earned an honor roll certificate in the second marking period.
January 18th marked the opening of the Center for Performing and Fine Arts (CPFA) Winter Art Exhibition at PA Leadership’s CPFA building located in West Chester, PA.
Here at PALCS, students and educators are encouraged to work together and be team players, while also forming individual opinions and standing up as leaders. PA Leadership’s University Scholars Program (USP) embraces the individual scholar and tailors instruction and opportunities to the individual need and goals of each scholar, which is a large part of why we have seen such success among our students and educators this past year!
As school winds down for winter break, we are finding ourselves filled with joy at the success of 2017. This year brought so many wonderful opportunities and special moments in the PALCS community and we are so excited about what 2018 will bring.
New to PALCS this year is 9th grade student Rachel Stern, a 14-year-old ballerina with the School of Pennsylvania Ballet, from Montgomery County. As a dedicated dancer, Rachel and her family needed to free up more time during the day for training, but making sure that they found an exceptional and challenging academic program for their daughter was just as important. We recently spoke to Rachel’s mother, Jennifer, about what all went into making sure PALCS was the right fit for Rachel.
Several PALCS University Scholars students have envisioned a better world and have been working in various ways to help others. We are very proud of the following students and their efforts.
PALCS is so proud to announce that our 2017-2018 school year is off to a wonderful start, thanks to our incredible students, families and staff. 1,304 students of a total of 2,745 at press time have earned honor roll certificates at PALCS recognizing their hard work and exceptional grades in the first marking period. The percentage works out to 48%, or nearly half of the entire student body!
On Saturday, November 17, 2017, the University Scholars Program (USP) held their 10th annual Community Building Day at the Advanced Ideas Center (AIC) in West Chester, PA.
Meet Kyleigh Guttman: a 13 year old 9th grade ballerina who is new to PALCS this year. Kyleigh has been practicing ballet for the past 11 years and is very dedicated to her craft, sometimes practicing over 5 hours a day. As a very ambitious young lady, Kyleigh has hopes to become a professional dancer. Continuing her education in a traditional brick-and-mortar school was not an option with her rigorous training schedule. This is why Shauna Guttman, Kyleigh’s mother, explained they needed to make the change to cyber school. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Kyleigh and her mother about the decision-making process when choosing the right school, Kyleigh’s dancing, and their goals for the future.