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:

  • #2 Best Online College Prep School in America (out of over 200)
  • #23 Best Online School in America (out of over 600)
  • #7 Best Charter School in Pennsylvania (out of over 170)

According to Niche’s website, their 2019 rankings are “based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.” You can view a full list of the factors that they take into account when collecting their data on is a website that was started as College Prowler in 2002 by Carnegie Melon University students as a way to provide families, students and professionals with helpful information when facing big life decisions. Their site offers statistics and reviews on neighborhoods, cities and schools. One of their most recent additions is an in-depth ranking system.

PALCS is so incredibly proud of all of our hardworking students, their dedicated families, and our outstanding faculty and staff who work endless hours to ensure our students receive a top-of-the-line, quality education. To each person who has played a part in making PA Leadership one of the top performing schools in America, we want to say thank you. We could not have done it without you all.

We are gearing up for what we think will be our best year yet, and we are so happy to have each and every one of you on this journey with us.