The Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School was founded in 2004 as a cyber charter school. It is a free public school available to children in grades Kindergarten through 12 who reside anywhere within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PALCS has a full service special education division with special ed teachers who work directly with parents, students, and other regular teachers. PALCS can provide in-home related services throughout the state to students with unique needs. A gifted education program is also available. PALCS provides students with a computer in their home (free of charge), where coursework is completed online under the guidance of nearly 100 teachers who work with students in real time, including interactive demonstrations, whiteboard sessions, and multimedia sessions. Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School combines a classical education with the latest computer and internet technology, tailoring the educational experience to the unique needs of the individual child. PALCS is a full curriculum, full service K-12 school that offers high school diplomas that are equivalent to those of other public high schools. PALCS also offers a cyber performing and fine arts program as an adjunct, on-site component to the charter school. The Center for Performing and Fine Arts instructs nearly 100 students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, in theater, dance, music and fine arts. Classes are offered two days a week at the PALCS site in West Chester, Chester County. Students complete their cyber coursework at home on the alternate three days.