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​In-Service Seminars

Private Academic School in-service seminars are conducted by School Services staff for constituents who wish to operate a Private Academic Licensed School. These seminars are, in most cases, held the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm in the Department of Education building in Harrisburg or via Zoom. These seminars instruct prospective and present owners, providing them the necessary application forms for operating a school. There is limited space available, and participants must be registered to attend. You must ring the registration confirmation letter with you to attend this training. Please check below for the scheduled dates.

Informational packets for constituents who want to operate a non-public/non-licensed bona fide religious school can be obtained by contact the School Services Office at

​In-Service Sem​​inars for Individuals Interested in Operating a Licensed Private Academic School

These seminars provide valuable information to prospective and present school owners. The application and forms necessary for operating a Private Academic School (PAS) are given out along with guidance on how to complete. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requires that interested individuals review the State Board of Private Academic Schools Regulations befo​re registering for an in-service seminar.

PAS In-service seminars are held the first or second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. Only two participants from each school may register to attend. One of the attendees from the school must be the Education Director. You must have a confirmation letter to attend.

In-service Seminar Dates for Individuals interested in operating a Licensed Private Academic School are listed below:


January 9, 2024
February 6, 2024
March 5, 2024
April 2, 2024
May 7, 2024
June 4, 2024
July 2, 2024
August 6, 2024
September 3, 2024
October 1, 2024
November 5, 2024
December 3, 2024

Upon deciding on the date that you would like to attend, please email to request an in-service registration packet. Once your registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation letter indicating the date for which you are registered. Please bring your confirmation letter to this in-service. You must attend the in-service to receive the PAS application. If you do not register to attend, you will not be admitted to the in-service. No exceptions. The in-services fill up quickly and there is no standby list.