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.
Young PALCS scholars in high school and middle school have the opportunity to join our chapters of the National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). These societies are more than just the honor roll: NHS and NJHS are the nation’s premier organizations that recognize students in high school (NHS) and in middle school (NHJS). As a member in either of these societies, students are not only recognized for their accomplishments, but they are also challenged to get further involved in community service and school activities.
Did you know that the PALCS High School Science Department has class pets? That’s right! Real, live class pets, just like you might find in a brick-and-mortar school.
We hope as you are settling into the new school year, you are looking forward to the wonderful activities and field trips we have planned this year! As a cyber school, many think that the importance of socialization just goes out the window, but here at PALCS, we make it a priority! We encourage all students and PALCS families to take advantage of as many as they can!
As a cyber school, PALCS understands that there are many questions families have when thinking about enrolling their children and if it’s the right fit for them. This is totally normal; switching schools is a big step and it can be intimidating. This is why we offer a compatibility quiz tool on our website. You are able to choose your role; both parents and students can answer a group of questions to see if cyber school could be a good fit for your family.
As a cyber school, many are surprised to learn that we hold several educational trips every year. We hold multiple field trips (day trips) every month, though this post is referring to extended stay trips that can take you around the world or even just a few hours away.
We have many wonderful programs offered here at PALCS. From our Center for Performing and Fine Arts to our University Scholars Program, students can take advantage of many opportunities. Another wonderful program within PALCS that some may not know about is our School of Professional Studies program (SPS).