Your student needs to log into our school website every school day and meet assignment due dates. Remember, you can log onto our school website from any computer with an Internet connection. This page explores Attendance requirements.
So that your student can excel at PA Leadership, you need to be involved in his or her daily school activities. Your involvement will vary based on the age and needs of your child. This page explores those requirements.
PALCS provides laptops and associated technological equipment, as well as physical and online textbooks and other materials to every student. You are responsible for the careful treatment and eventual return of these materials. This page explores those requirements.
While most schoolwork is completed online from home, PALCS students must occasionally participate in on-site standardized testing, as is required by public school students in Pennsylvania. Parents are responsible for bringing their children to testing sites set up by PALCS. This page explores those requirements.
Standardized tests are administered periodically to students to gauge progress and to identify gaps in learning that require additional supports.
Local assessments (course-level quarterly exams, quizzes, and unit tests) are frequently conducted online.
Other standardized tests, such as state-mandated PSSAs or Keystone Exams, require travel to regional testing sites. A form of photo identification may be needed for students who are taking state-mandated onsite (in-person) assessments.
Attendance and participation in onsite (in-person) state assessments is mandatory.
- Each missed day of scheduled state assessments will be documented as one unlawful absence.
Parent/Guardian responsibilities regarding state and local testing requirements are to:
- Ensure student participation in all online proctored local assessments.
- Ensure student participation in all required onsite (in-person) state assessments.
- Provide transportation for students to state-mandated testing locations, allotting time for test completion.
Students attending PA Leadership Charter School must be residents of Pennsylvania. However, homeless youth in Pennsylvania are also eligible for public education. Click here
for information for homeless students.