PCA’s growth has resulted from the Lord’s direct blessing and an outstanding academic program. Our curriculum provides students with the best possible program of studies, emphasizing mastery of the fundamentals necessary for satisfactory achievement.
Historically, our students average well above national norms on achievement tests. Grades 1–8 average over 1½ years above grade level, and students grades 9–12 average post high school.
In addition to helping students acquire facts and understand concepts, we emphasize individual development and exercise of the powers of reasoning.
We believe the traditional system of education best educates the mind and builds good character, encouraging competition and promoting the value of a free enterprise economic system and representative government.
Our teaching methods are proven to be effective, and we constantly search for even better techniques. Realizing the difference in innate ability, we encourage and expect each student to perform to his maximum potential. PCA will prepare your student to be an informed, discerning citizen who is solidly equipped with the knowledge to succeed in future academics, career, and life.
Since 1954, we’ve been helping children have fun while learning the BASICS—reading, writing, and numbers—and so much more! Others may be trying to return to the basics, but we never left! Plus, our program helps children develop valuable habits and social skills for a strong head start in elementary.
PCA’s outstanding kindergarten phonetic reading program provides an excellent foundation for a life-long love of reading. Five-year-old students learn to recognize and write the letters of the alphabet along with their sounds, and will actually begin reading by December! They also develop writing and arithmetic skills, learning to count by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s to 100 and other arithmetic facts.
The K4 program provides a portion of the regular K5 program, so even four-year-olds learn to read at PCA. Beginning with letters and sounds, students progress to reading words, sentences, and stories in their own reading books, which they take home and enjoy reading over and over.
Your child’s future academic success depends on a solid foundation. That’s why the firm educational foundation begun on the kindergarten level continues in grades 1–6.
At PCA, the educational curriculum is designed for the average student to achieve above-average excellence. Our students’ superior performance on standardized achievement tests demonstrates their academic success.
PCA’s exceptional reading program has a strong, systematic phonetic approach which builds independent, confident reading. By the third grade, students can read most anything, and even lower ability students learn to read successfully. Additional academic pursuits include language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
PCA’s high school offers a college preparatory program of study with courses in physics, geometry, and foreign language. A variety of elective courses such as music, art, computer, speech, family/consumer sciences, library science, and more suit the academic interests of each student.
Twenty-four (24) credits are required for graduation.