Arlin and Beka Horton started a Christian grade school in a new 3-classroom building at 1000 W.
Avery Street with 35 students (K–2).
Three 66-passenger school buses were purchased.
Hot lunches served for $.30/day.
Steady growth required several additions to the Avery Street building.
Grades 10–12 were added after purchasing a school building on the north side of town on
St. John Street.
A new elementary building (24 classrooms) was constructed near the high school. Total
enrollment that year reached 1,300 students. Several classrooms were later added.
First science fair
First graduation (4 graduates)
A major renovation of the high school building added a new entrance, library, locker rooms, and
A separate building (25 classrooms) was constructed on Fuhrman Drive to accommodate the growing
First senior trip to Washington, D.C.
Pensacola Christian earns accreditation status through the Florida Association of Christian
Colleges and Schools (FACCS).
First computer Lab
Name changed to Pensacola Christian Academy. PCA’s facility was completed, allowing all
grade levels (K–12) to move into one location. Enrollment 2,265.
Baseball field constructed on Airport Blvd.
PCA completes a new playground for kindergarten and lower elementary students.
Grant Field, a modern baseball facility constructed adjacent to PCA, provides players and
spectators one of the best baseball experiences in Pensacola.
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