December marks the end of the calendar year, and we once again find ourselves planning for the future, but also reflecting on the events of 2019. As we pause to reflect on the months that have passed, we realize that the PCPCS team and the charter community have so much to be proud of!
Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, school board directors and charter school trustees are required to complete training programs pursuant to Act 55 of 2017. School board directors or charter school trustees appointed as of July 1, 2018 will be required to complete the initial four-hour training program required under Act 55 during their first year in office.
The PCPCS Annual Charter School Fundamentals Seminar: Key Components of Planning and Running a Great Charter School is taking place today at CCA. During the seminar, attendees are being introduced to charter school experts who can answer questions and share additional important information on how to start a charter school.
Last week, our Director of Operations and Data Analytics, Brandie Karpew was thrilled to participate as a judge at the 1st Annual Career Development Conference Competition hosted by Jobs for America’s Graduates. Brandie was a judge for the Entrepreneurship category where teams of students presented their ideas to the judges in ‘Shark Tank’ style.
We are very excited to be hosting a two day conference focused on empowering and strengthening the charter school movement in Pennsylvania on October 10-11, 2019. Registration is currently open and we are receiving registrations from charter schools across the state.
PCPCS and the College Board will be hosting a webinar on May 6, 2019 entitled AP 2019 Changes: What It Means For You and Your School. This event is open to all charter schools free of charge.
Starting in 2019-20, the AP program from the College Board is undergoing important changes that will impact all high schools.