School of Professional Studies

  • Free online high school electives packaged like a college major
  • Online/on-site blend (Pittsburgh, PA) or Online (Statewide)
  • Earn an achievement certificate in high school, grades 9-12
  • Develop real-world skills and experience in a career field
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The School of Professional Studies is Powered by PALCS: a cyber school for Pennsylvania students, grades K-12, under age 21. Learn more about PALCS

The School of Professional Studies (SPS) is a program available to students enrolled in the PA Leadership Charter School (PALCS). This program offers custom career-related certificates to students in grades 9-12 through two methods: an on-site/online blended program north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, or a complete virtual program for statewide participants. Students earn regular high school credit, participate in enrichment programs, socialize, and explore career paths. Learn more!