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Second Annual Run/Walk! Join us!

No plans this Saturday morning? Come on out for the 2nd Annual Phoenix 5k Run/Walk!! It’s this Saturday, April 29th at 9am at Wannamaker Park. Along with the run, we will have unlimited games for $5. Support National Honor Society and sign up to walk or run the Phoenix 5k at Wannamaker Park. Good company and beautiful weather!

Sign up for the 5k at this link:  https://www.usatf.org/Products—Services/Event-Registration-Form.aspx?e=110239

NHS is looking for a few volunteers to help with the Phoenix Run this Saturday. Here’s the link for the sign up genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4cadae2ca2fb6-phoenix

Congratulations PSA! USA World and News Report Ranking!

US News and World Report High School Rankings 2017

Out of 22,000 High Schools assessed across the country

PSA is

  • #6 in the state
  • # 183 among national charter schools
  • # 1225 among all schools reported

Earned the Silver Medal for being in the top 10%! (top 6% actually)

How they determine the awards:

  • STEP 1 | Students perform better than expected in their state.

We looked at reading and math results for students on each state’s proficiency tests and then factored in the percentage of economically disadvantaged students, who tend to score lower.

  • STEP 2 | Disadvantaged students perform better than state average.

We compared each school’s math and reading proficiency rates for disadvantaged students – black, Hispanic and low-income – with the statewide results for these student groups and then selected schools that were performing better than their state averages.

  • STEP 3 | Student graduation rates meet or exceed a national standard

We excluded schools from consideration if their graduation rates were lower than 75 percent – a threshold that is higher than a federal law that requires states to give extra resources to schools below 67 percent.

  • STEP 4 | Students are prepared for college-level coursework.

We calculated a College Readiness Index, which is based on the school’s AP participation rate and how well the students did on those tests. Tiebeakers were used to determine ranks of schools that achieved the same College Readiness Index.

Elective Selections for 2017-2018

All 8-10th grade students were given a 2017-2018 Elective Choice Form today to bring home. Please review this with your student, as they will select their courses next week on their designated day (see form). The form does not need to be turned in to the school.

DC Trip Fall 2017

If you have a rising 8th or 9th grader, you still have time to register them for the DC Field Trip October 10-13, 2017. We will be touring monuments, national sites, and museums with local tour guides! The cost includes everything except souvenir purchases. Email questions to erin.craddock@palmettoscholarsacademy.org or have your child pick up an information packet from her in room 186 (includes the registration information). Hope to see you on the bus to DC next year!

School Calendar for 2017-2018

The school calendar for 2017-2018 has been approved and can be found below.

2017-2018 PSA Calendar -Official