Professional Studies Program

  • Online career exploration courses for students in grades 9-12
  • Complete enrichment activities and credits toward graduation
  • Earn an industry-recognized certification while in high school
  • Develop real-world skills and experience in a career field
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The Professional Studies Program is Powered by PALCS: a cyber school for Pennsylvania students, grades K-12. Learn more about PALCS

The Professional Studies Program (PSP) is a program available to students in grades 9-12 enrolled in the PA Leadership Charter School (PALCS). This program offers career exploration, readiness, and certification in three high-demand career clusters: Information Technology, Hospitality and Tourism, and Business Management and Administration.

Students will develop their skills and interests within a career cluster, earn elective credits toward graduation, and prepare to take an external certification exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, students can earn an industry-recognized certification and will be equipped with knowledge and skills for post-secondary success. Learn more »