Teen Boarding Schools in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, also known as the Keystone State, is located in the northeastern region of the United States of America. It's in the top 10 most populous and most densely populated states in the country. It's also among the states in the country with the strongest local economy. Its nickname was derived from being its location; it's the central state among the original states that formed the Thirteen Colonies that first formed the United States of America.
Pennsylvania is also known as the Quaker State because the state used to be a proprietary colony granted to William Penn (a Quaker) by Charles II of England. Penn wrote the first version of the Frame of Government, a constitution for the Province of Pennsylvania which had a lasting historical signifiance because it is a major step in the development of democracy in America.
A large portion or the state is rural, although eight of the Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Pennsylvania. The state is the top producer of mushrooms in the country and it's also the second largest producer of apples. Its other main agricultural products include milk, corn, grapes, horses, and others.
Pennsylvania also has a tax credit program which supports the production of films and television programs. It's the Pennsylvania Film Production Tax Credit where qualifying film productions earn a 20% reduction in Corporate Net Income, Personal Income Tax, and Foreign Franchise Tax.
The first zoo in the United States was built in Pennsylvania. It's the Philadelphia Zoo, which was opened in 1874. The zoo, which is home to over 1,300 animals, is known for its relative success in breeding animals which are difficult to breed in captivity. Other notable tourist attractions in the state include the Erie Zoo, Carnegie Museums, Houdini Museum, National Avery, and many others.
There are over 500 public school districts in the state and thousands of private schools as well as public and private colleges and universities. Pennsylvania has consistently done very well in standardized tests. An example of Pennsylvania boarding schools include Carson Long Military Academy in New Bloomfield. It's a military boarding school for boys which also provides support for students who have ADD/ADHD.