Applying to PALS

Your PALS experience will be transformational - it is an opportunity to study in an environment that promises active-learning, rigor, and learning inside and outside of the classroom.

How To Apply

To start an application with PALS, click on the "Start An Application" button above. This will bring you to our PALS inquiry page where you will provide basic information to get started. Once the inquiry is complete, you will receive an email to the email address provided with instructions along with a username and password.

With your username and password available, you may now start your application by clicking on the link provided in the email. You can also access the application login by coming back to this website and clicking, "Log Back Into Application."

PALS is a selective program, offering admission to talented, motivated youth from middle schools throughout the Lawrence community.

The PALS application is now open for all applicants.

You can expect to work for ~3-5 hours on your online application for admission to the the PALS program. The application includes:

  • Personal, Family, and School Information
  • Three short answer essay questions
  • Two Recommendations (sent electronically to the core academic subject teacher(s) of your choice and your school guidance counselor or administrator)
  • Transcript or Recent Grade Report

Upon submission of your application you will receive email confirmation from our office.

Completing the application

Applications are considered for review once all required letters of recommendation, transcripts, essays and other components are complete. You may check the status of your application in the Applicant Profile section here. Applications must be completed by March 1st, 2024. We regret that we will not be able to review applications received after this date.

Decisions and Enrollment

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with the all students receiving a decision no later than March 31, 2024.