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​In-Service Seminars 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 register for the in-service and review the State Board of Private Academic Schools Regulations before attending the in-service seminar. The State Board of Private Academic Schools Regulations

PAS In-service seminars are held the first or second Tuesday of each month at 1:15 p.m. in PDE’s Harrisburg office at 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126. Two participants only from each registered school. One of the attendees from your 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:


​2018 ​2019
​January 9, 2018 ​January 8, 2019
​February 6, 2018
​February 5, 2019
​March 6, 2018 ​March 5, 2019
​April 3, 2018 ​April 2, 2019
​May 1, 2018 ​May 7, 2019
​June 5, 2018 ​June 4, 2019
​July 10, 2018 ​July 9, 2019
​August 7, 2018 ​August 6, 2019
​September 11, 2018 ​September 10, 2019
​October 2, 2018 ​October 1, 2019
​November 6, 2018 ​November 5, 2019
​December 4, 2018
​December 3, 2019

Upon deciding on the date that you would like to attend, please email ra-nppss@pa.gov to reserve your spot. Along with your desired seminar date, please include your contact information along with the age and grades you wish to license the school. You will receive a confirmation email confirming your selected seminar date. 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.