Legally, PALCS is a public cyber charter school and is uniquely different from homeschool. While PALCS students are learning at home and aided by a parent, the term homeschool in Pennsylvania almost always refers to students learning under the PA Home Education Law, which is a separate law from the Cyber Charter School law. In Pennsylvania, a parent or supervisor who chooses homeschooling selects their own curriculum and is 100% responsible for the instruction of the homeschool student. PALCS is a public school and as such, follows the same standards and requirements as traditional brick-and-mortar public schools. PALCS selects the curriculum, and instruction is delivered by PA-certified teachers. Parents serve as a support role and may be as involved in the teaching process as they desire. If a parent cannot be involved, their role still must be to keep the student motivated and connected to the teachers for the student to be successful.