At PALCS, our purpose is to provide our students with a learning environment that is “academically challenging…and individually designed for each child’s needs.” We employ various methods to ensure that this purpose is achieved. One method is to enhance our curriculum and educational environment with tools provided by third party vendors. These vendors provide dynamic and robust web-based software and services that are integrated within our curriculum, which is delivered through our learning platform. Often these providers enable students to access content and interact with educational material through an individualized user account.
Also PALCS is guided by three major U.S. federal laws with regard to student online safety and privacy and also digital storage of student records. The educational vendors we partner with are required to adhere to the same laws. They are FERPA, COPPA, and CIPA.
The following are privacy policies and terms of service for major sites and programs used at PALCS.
iRead & ThinkCentral
ConnectEd (McGraw Hill)
edInsight (OnHand Schools)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Study Island & Exact Path (Edmentum)