The University Scholars Program offers a specialized, gifted educational curriculum within the PA Leadership Charter School. It is designed to maximize the intellectual potential of gifted, motivated learners and is a place where individual achievement is valued and supported. Admission to the program is performance-based and highly competitive. Students may take their courses either at the onsite Advanced Ideas Center in West Chester or virtually through the Internet. In addition to providing advanced, diverse academics, USP recognizes the affective and socio-emotional needs of gifted learners. Students are encouraged to develop cooperative work skills, strong social skills, and close peer relationships through group projects and through the wide variety of extracurricular clubs and activities.