Posted July 30, 2014
The 2014-15 school year will find staff and students "Equipped", 2 Timothy 3:16-17. The playground resurfacing campaign is complete and our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on Monday August 18th at 8:45 a.m.
I am so disappointed in the lack of ESE support. If an ESE student fails in multiple subject areas, that just proves the teachers have no support or proper training in making the accommodations needed in the ESE area. The school has A LOT of growing to do.
When we began this school year for VPK, I was not impressed. However, after a full year of preschool, I must say that this has been a great school with excellent teachers who go above and beyond. They had chapel performances and Mother's day celebrations that were adorable. My child matured and learned very much this year. I am glad we attended a Christian school that focused on the love of Christ. We will miss the teachers as we leave for Kindergarten now.
From a students point of view regarding middle-school, the teachers go over beyond what's necessary. They are genuinely incredible teachers. I got attention and care in every subject. Any problem I had spiritually, education and friends/family I would have guidance from a Christian point of view. I'm not lying when I say that my teachers are one of a kind, I could see myself still talking to them after I leave. The principal- mrs.wicker - is one of the kindest principals I ever had. She is stunning from the inside out. Mrs.wicker is kind-hearted,loving,interactive and funny(not lying). I feel as if PCA is my other family. The small classes are a huge benefit, they taught me to be more myself. But with all I said, don't assume its a easy free going school(if you know what I mean). It still has discipline and rules/consequence. -a happy student
PCA is a GREAT school, it has a very friendly and Christian environment. The teachers are phenomenal, each one of them is outstanding at what they do, the administration is amazing and the principal, Mrs. Wicker is wonderful. My daughter is in 8th grade and her experience at PCA has exceeded all expectations.The teachers are always helping her to reach her full potential academically, socially, spiritually and emotionally through Christian values. We have been part of the PCA Family for 3 years and I'm extremely pleased with the level of education, love and commitment of the teachers and staff.
I have had the pleasure of having three of my special needs children in this school for three years. It has been a great way for my children to grow spiritually and academically.
My daughter just graduated 8th grade after spending 5 years at the Academy. She is now enrolled in The Quantum Leap program at CSHS. She is taking dual enrollment classes and AP courses. Her ability to be in this program as a freshman is a direct result of the dedicated teachers at Parkridge. PCA is a place where extra attention can be given to those who need a little extra help or challenge those who are above grade level. My daughter went into High school with 2 H.S. credits, one of which was Algebra.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this school! They love my children as their own. As a fulltime working mom it is reassuring that when I drop my kids off to school I know that they are safe and well cared for and they transition in to aftercare and are loved just as much there!
The teachers are WONDERFUL here! Ms V treats my daughter as if she were her own , while teaching her sign language and much more. My vpk student has the best time with her positive teachers and the curriculum is far superior than her previous school, is doing simple math problems and reading, science projects !! So happy here!!
I am the parent of a middle school student. The program is simply amazing. The love that the teachers have for their job is evident. My son is excelling academically! The new administration is amazing as well Mrs. Wicker has taken PCA to a new level! Love her involvement with the program!
I have a child in the preschool and it is amazing. Miss Jobbitt loves my little one. She is amazing with the kids, and is always so pleasant.
I have to disagree with some of the negative comments here! Parkridge Christian Academy is a GREAT school- small class size, loving teachers, very strong leadership, and an amazing office staff! It's a shame that some are not able to see the "goldmine" that they have in PCA! I am proud to send my children to a school where Jesus is first! My children are thriving at this school and they absolutely love it! It is, in my opinion, the best kept secret in Broward County! Mrs. Wicker is a dedicated and sincere pricipal, committed to keeping the school Christ centered with a very strong academic program. I am proud to be a PCA parent!
My grandchildren attend the school and they love it. The one on one attention they receive from the smaller class size is amazing. The children have a real sense of belonging. The teachers and administration are caring and nurturing and clearly committed to quality and strong Christian values.
We did not have a good experience at the preschool. They changed teachers like you changed clothes and I never got great feedback from the teachers. I met 2 preschool teachers who taught there after we had left the school and they also mentioned that they resigned because of the administrative issues in the school. One teacher actually advised me to take my son elsewhere since the school didn't have enough funding to keep the kids engaged. I will definitely not recommend the preschool.
My Child is in 1st grade. It is now October and I have to say I am very impressed with the principal Mrs. Wicker. She has strong communication with all of the parents in my daughters class. I love the small teacher to student ratio it is almost half of what it would be at a public or charter school 9 to 1. This provides a learning environment that is non-existent in most schools today public or private. ACSI accreditation is why I picked parkridge though it is just my first year I am very happy. My sister has her son who is 3 in the pre-school program she is pleasantly surprised how fast her son learning. The school seems to me to be very caring for all the students.
My two year old son is in the pre-school program. Parent communication is quite frequent. All I can say is my son loves Ms Jobbit she is a great asset to the PCA team. The children go out to the playground twice a day, which is very important to me. I love how much the teachers care they truly give my 2 year old the attention, care and love. I was so hesitant to put my baby in school but I am glad I did. PCA is my eyes is the best I will have my son stay until 8th grade.
I have two children in Parkridge CA and have had the great pleasure of experiencing both the preschool and elementary programs. My children are thriving both academically and spiritually under the care and attention of the dedicated teachers, pastors, staff and directors! They love, nuture and care for our children as if they were their own and we completley trust them with our children's education. The class parents, families and volunteers are amazing to work with as well. Our family is truly blessed that God has led us to Parkridge.
I just met with Ms.Wicker this week and she seems sincere. She does have an intensity about her the previous principal did not but look at how she has had to enter this position??!! She was shown nothing but hatred and surrounded by pure gossip! How would all of you "Christians" respond to that welcome?! I believe my son will thrive even more this year then he did last year because we finally have a direction! The only thing in life that is constant is change...and we all know how scary change can be! Let's give her a chance! I will because I have faith in the Lord and a undying faith and love in my son. His plan is a plan for success! I prayed and found this school, I prayed and found his therapist, and I will continue to pray because I know God and not Mrs.Wicker nor Pastor Brad are in control. Only God. They will do what is right and honor gods will. Have faith and show the same respect you would want shown.
I have my 2 year old son in this school. They care for my son like it was their own. I am currently a Kindergarden teacher and have seen kids in my class from this school grow to be very successful in the Kindergarden Curriculum. The learning is top notch the staff is very caring the environment is very clean. My only compliant is to have a healthier food options available to students who do not want to bring their own lunch.
I will be short, not happy. Teachers make immature decisions and get away with it. They also don't know how or don't want to support the student.
Parkridge Christian Academy has the following 6th grade's great instructors: Mr. Halulko, Ms. Magee, Mr. Pierce (guitar instructor). They are innovative, creative, responsible, motivate the students to do their best. They really care. We are bless to have them as our child instructors. God bless them!
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