The number one concern most families have when making the switch from a brick-and-mortar school to a cyber-school is socialization. When will my children get the socialization skills they need? Are there any socialization opportunities? Will my child meet new friends? These are all questions we hear fairly often.
On Friday, October 10th, 2018, a group of PALCS families and staff met up at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, located on the grounds of the Mount Hope Estate in Manheim, Pennsylvania.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. We want to join together as a community to prevent bullying and make positive changes. Here at PALCS, we create a safe environment both virtually and on-site, where we have zero tolerance for bullying.
The sky was clear and the sun was shining on April 13th as a group of over 65 PALCS faculty, staff, students, and families gathered at the statue of Willie Stargell, the world-famous Pittsburgh Pirate, outside PNC Park on the North Shore of Pittsburgh for a tour of the baseball park.
In March, the faculty and administration of the main PALCS office in West Chester and the Western Regional Center in Pittsburgh invited students in grades 9-12 and their parents/guardians to the 2018 High School Open House.
Hey PALCS, let’s dance! Although it may seem far away, Prom 2018 will be here before you know it! Students on both sides of the state may now register to attend the PALCS Prom on PALCSchool.
If you were a fly on the wall at any of the PALCS offices this past Friday, March 2, you would have seen what we mean when we say there is always something going on within the PALCS community! Students from all different grades and their families gathered at PALCS offices across the state for different events and activities that took place throughout the day.
On Friday, February 16, 2018, over 200 members of the PALCS community gathered at the Carnegie Museum of Art & Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA. All students in grades K-12 were invited, along with their families and friends, joined by teachers and staff, for a free day of educational fun at the connected museums of Natural History and Art. The event ran from 10 am - 12 pm, though families were invited to stay the duration of the day.
This past year, the University Scholars Program (USP) had some amazing trips and educational journeys that brought them up and down the East Coast: north to New York and south to the Florida Keys, and several places in between!
The PALCS University Scholars Program offers students the opportunity to join a long list of student activity groups. Such groups include: the Mock Trial Team, Moot Court Team, Academic Team, Drama Activity Group, The Algorythms: USP’s A Capella Group, and many more. These activity groups not only kicked off 2017 with victories and triumphs, but are ending 2017 in the same way!