Release from Dr. James Hanak, founder and CEO of the PA Leadership Charter School:

PA Leadership Charter School (PALCS) made the top 100 schools in Pennsylvania for 2016. PA Leadership’s overall score on Niche was an A-.

On January 4, 2016, PALCS ranked as 93 in the state out of 521 schools / districts, and we were the only cyber charter in the top 100!

PA Leadership ranked number 3 out of 160+ charter schools in Pennsylvania!

PA Leadership ranked number 4 in the state out of 462 for Safest School / District.

PA Leadership ranked number 72 out of 471 in the state for College Readiness.

PA Leadership ranked number 100 out of 468 for Best Teachers. Congratulations to our wonderful team of teachers; their dedication to your child’s education is outstanding. also stated that the average graduation rate at PALCS is 86%, which exceeds the national average of 82.2%. This is a tremendous achievement and a great testament to the hard work of our grads.

Niche findings reported that the national average for SAT scores are 1700, while PALCS scored 1750.

Overall PA Leadership ranked number 194 out of 2,479 of all Charter Schools Nationally – top 1%!

PALCS only receives approximately 80% of the funding of its traditional counterparts, so these findings are even more remarkable.

This would not have been possible without all of the extra dedication of our students, parents, faculty and staff.