PALCS has about 3100 students, so there may be about 3100 reasons why families choose PALCS — each case is different! That said, we do meet families who have common goals and needs for their students.
Individualized academics, pacing and scheduling
Cyber school allows students to work at a speed that fits their own learning needs. Students have a window of 1-2 weeks to complete work. This allows them to work ahead or spend extra time on assignments. This setup helps:
- Gifted students move faster than in other school settings.
- Special Ed students work in the safety and support of their homes.
- Students take specialized courses rarely offered by local districts.
- Children of families that travel often.
- Athletes with complex schedules.
- Those focusing on the arts who need extra time to grow their talents.
PALCS is not just for students with unique schedules or needs. It is a great place for any student who has a supportive parent or guardian and would enjoy learning via the Internet.
Combining the best interactive curriculum with skilled teachers who are online every day, helps students engage with the material. It also allows them to connect with their Teachers more than in the traditional brick and mortar setting. Lastly, this setting allows some students to progress faster than in other schools.
Health, safety and the home environment
Cyber school lessens negative social impact by reducing the risk of bullying, drugs, alcohol, gangs, fights, and the fear associated with an unsafe climate. Therefore, our school is ideal for students who have trouble attending school for health and social reasons.
PALCS is also a smart choice for young parents. We offer a teen parent support group.
Cyber school gives all the advantages of homeschooling without the added stress and workload placed upon homeschooling parents. Qualified, experienced teachers bring school into the safety and comfort of the student’s home. Parents or guardians can check student progress and give basic aid.
More so, ending time-wasters such as busing, changing of classes, lunch periods, and discipline issues allows students to complete their schoolwork much quicker than in a brick-and-mortar school. This gives families extra time to connect with their community. Students can build friendships within faith-based communities, community sports teams, neighbors, and other home-based learning groups.
Take our compatibility quiz to help think about some ways cyber school may be a good fit for your family.