I saw this in my son during his junior year. He was so determined to take a specific class, which would then require a higher level English class, that he went to the English teacher and talked with him about being accepted into the honors level English. He worked very hard and was able to secure a seat the following year in AP English.
One way that I see respect being built is in the schools support of our military. There are special presentations and teaching that really helps the students respect all that the military does for our country.
Yes, the students in the high school complete 50 hours of service each year. Some pack shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, other provide music to the elderly in nursing homes, others take missions trips serving in soup kitchens or helping the poor in Guatemala or Belize.
One group of students started a club to work with some new students from the Congo, providing homework help.
This is just a glimpse at some of the great things going on at PCA.
We have found the faculty at PCA to be incredibly accommodating and kind over last five years. We have two very different students; PCA has provided excellent differentiation and we couldn't be more thankful.
In our experience, we have seen the love of Christ shown each day. They have had opportunities to serve the Lord with their talents and gifts. From the small groups, to Chapel, to optional bible studies there is plenty of ways to plug in to grow in faith outside the required bible classes. My kids have found they are able to talk about real life issues and struggles with their teachers. That, is something you cannot duplicate.
Now, at the high school level, our kids have been challenged with honors and AP level classes in all areas. I cannot recommend PCA enough.
This is a school that truly cares about the WHOLE child. The staff and faculty are extremely approachable and the administration LISTENS when parents speak. Two of my children have attended and I wouldn't send them anywhere else.
The parent who posted on January 24,2014 hit the nail on the head. I could not have said it better. The school is full of hypocrisy and judgement. The worst experience our family has had and a VERY unresponsive administration..
We moved to the Seacoast area from Maryland last summer and finding a great school for our 2 daughters (7th/10th) was our highest priority. After touring the school, meeting with both admissions and administration, we selected PCA for the 2013-2014 school year. Our experience thus far has been incredible. Both of our daughters are loving the school and enjoying all the opportunities it has to offer. They are being challenged academically and the Biblical worldview that we were looking for is woven throughout the curriculum. We look forward to a long relationship with the PCA community! You will love this school!