PALCS’ teachers say that they get to know their students better in this online learning environment than they did in their previous brick and mortar experience. Teachers can communicate through email, school mail, instant messaging, voice, text, video, phone, USPS mail and live (periodically). Teachers are accessible online for multiple hours during the day. Because of the online environment, PALCS’ teachers have significantly more time to collaborate and synchronize their teaching to meet the needs of the student(s).