The Professional Studies Program (PSP) is a program for students enrolled in grades 9-12 at PA Leadership Charter School (PALCS). PSP offers:
Online career exploration courses for students in grades 9-12
Complete enrichment activities and credits toward graduation
A path to earn an industry-recognized certification while in high school
Opportunity to develop real-world skills and experience in a career field
The PSP is a program open to students in grades 9-12 enrolled in PALCS. This program focuses on four high-demand career clusters:
- Business Management and Administration
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Information Technology
- Health and Human Services
Within them, students explore careers. They also obtain skills, and the prospect to get industry certification.
As part of the program, students earn elective credits toward graduation. They also may prepare to take an outside exams in their chosen career cluster. Upon passing the test, students can earn an industry-recognized certificate. Not to mention, they will be armed with knowledge and skills for post-school success. Learn more »
PSP Clusters and Pathways
The four available PSP career clusters are similar to majors. Career cluster are split between three and seven paths, like skills within majors.