- Design our curriculum around a continuum of ideas, skills and experiences in which students steadily progress and explore a variety of interests.
- Emphasize collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking in all learning pathways and provide a cohesive K-5 experience that builds upon fluencies and skills as students progress.
- View the integration of subject areas and problem based learning as key to helping students make connections in their learning and to prepare them to succeed in a global knowledge economy.
- Believe in a well-rounded curriculum that includes and encourages creative study and foreign language.
Each Health/Safety/PE course is required for students in grades 2-5. Kindergarten and 1st grade students do not have an additional Health/Safety/PE course. Movement and health related activities are incorporated into their classwork. Elementary Electives are grouped by grade with Elementary Core Courses »
Teachers also host Office Hours during standard business hours, where they will be present in a virtual classroom at a scheduled time and be available to assist students with any assignment questions on an as-needed basis. PALCS offers online Homework Help after standard business hours, Sunday through Thursday nights, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Students may log in as needed and speak with a PALCS teacher.