PALCS in the News

USP MATHCOUNTS Competition Winners

By |March 15th, 2019, 8:00 am|Categories: PALCS in the News, School News, USP News|

On Saturday, March 9th, three of our very own, PALCS and University Scholars Program students competed in the 6th grade MATHCOUNTS competition along with several other schools from Chester County, PA.

Justin Dugan, Kevin Zhu, and Aiden Cannon all did a great job representing our school, and did a terrific job on all the components of the competition!
The students each participated in a 40-minute sprint round, trying to answer as many questions as possible within the time limit.
Next, students participated in a sprint round, answering four sets of 2 questions every 6 minutes. The students finished with a team round, where each group was given 10 questions to answer together.

Once all the tests were scored, the top 10 individual scorers were brought up to participate in a countdown round. If students provide the correct answer faster than their competitor, they move up the rankings of their individual placement.

Aiden Cannon moved from fifth place, to fourth place, by defeating his first competitor in the buzzer round.
Kevin Zhu was also in the countdown round, scoring first place on his individual test! Kevin scored better than all 103 other 6th grade students across the county, which is an amazing accomplishment!
The results of Kevin’s countdown round placed him in second for the individual competition. Congratulations to Justin, Aiden, and Kevin! We are all very proud of you!

(Photographed left to right: Aiden Cannon, Kevin Zhu, Justin Dugan, and USP Math Teacher, Kirsten Mackey)

PALCS #1 Best Online School in PA & Top 25 Nationwide

By |August 6th, 2018, 9:00 am|Categories: Latest News, PALCS in the News, School News|Tags: |

For the second year in row, PALCS is so honored and pleased to announce that we have ranked as the #1 Best Online School in the state of Pennsylvania in Niche’s 2019 Best School Rankings list. PA Leadership Charter School has also ranked as the #2 Best Online College Prep School in America (out of over 200), the #23 Best Online School in America (out of over 600), and the #7 Best Charter School in Pennsylvania (out of over 170).

PALCS Student William McGregor Named US Presidential Scholar

By |May 25th, 2018, 9:00 am|Categories: Latest News, PALCS in the News, Student Spotlight|Tags: , |

On May 8th, 2018 PALCS senior William McGregor was officially named a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts.

Ms. Kofeldt Featured on WPHL17

By |February 2nd, 2018, 9:00 am|Categories: Latest News, PALCS in the News, Staff Spotlight|Tags: , |

Ms. Courtney Kofeldt, PA Leadership’s Supervisor of Educational Technology, was recently featured on Philadelphia 17’s weekly TV segment “Weekend Philler,” where she spoke about gamification and how to make video and online games educational for the students. The Weekend Phillier is a Saturday evening video clip show on WPHL17 that covers shorts about people, places & things around the Delaware Valley.

#1 Best Online School in PA & Top 10 Nationwide

By |September 29th, 2017, 9:00 am|Categories: Latest News, PALCS in the News, School News|Tags: , |

PALCS is extremely proud and honored to announce that we have been named the #1 Best Online School in Pennsylvania on niche.com’s 2018 Best School Rankings list! We are also ranked #9 Best Online School in America!

Ms. Kofeldt Suggests Fun Learning Tools on NBC

By |August 18th, 2017, 9:00 am|Categories: Latest News, PALCS in the News, Staff Spotlight|Tags: |

PA Leadership’s very own Supervisor of Educational Technology, Ms. Courtney Kofeldt, was recently featured in a segment on Philadelphia’s NBC 10 News about keeping students sharp during the summer months by using fun technology.

National School Choice Week

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

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.

PALCS Family Interviewed by TV News about Internet Filtering

By |December 15th, 2016, 10:11 am|Categories: Latest News, PALCS in the News, Student Spotlight|Tags: |

The Lackey family was recently interviewed by WPVI’s Erin O’Hearn for the Channel 6 Action News segment know as “Your Life,” which aired in the Philadelphia area on November 2, 2016. The family was interviewed about their experience using a new filtering device to enforce internet safety and time spent in front of the computer. The new system is called Circle; it is designed to make the most out of technology while still keeping families connected and safe over the internet. While PALCS places a security filter on all of our devices known as iBoss, the Lackey family wanted to explore an additional internet filtering system for their personal devices, as well.

PALCS is the Best PA Cyber School for SAT Performance

By |March 15th, 2016, 9:01 am|Categories: Latest News, PALCS in the News, School News|Tags: , |

The Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School is the best performing cyber charter school in Pennsylvania for senior SAT scores, and the #2 charter high school overall.

Sohpia Zalipsky – WHHY Contest Finalist

By |February 4th, 2016, 1:52 pm|Categories: PALCS in the News, Student Spotlight|Tags: , , |

Sophia Zalipsky, a fifth grader at PALCS, recently had an opportunity to nominate her favorite book, Sweet Old Sadie, for the WHYY Radio contest, WHHY I Like This Book. She was selected as a finalist and had the opportunity to attend the contest event where she was honored for her submission.

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