Academics

Curriculum

Our Preschool program uses the Abeka Christian Curriculum. Ages 3-5 including prekindergarten.  

Our Kindergarten thru Second grade program uses a mixture of Abeka and Bob Jones curriculum. Phonics has a heavy emphasis in these grades.  

Our Third thru Fifth grade program uses the Bob Jones Curriculum exclusively.  

Our Sixth thru Twelfth grade program uses a mixture of Abeka, Bob Jones and Glencoe Math.  

Each and every classroom also has a Bible lesson time every day. Each grade group goes to a Chapel Service once a week.  

We also offer Library time for K-5 th, PE for K-12th, Music for K-5 th and each teacher takes care of their own ART time.  

Renaissance

Renaissance and Renaissance flow 360 are reading and mathematics programs used by our school to supplement these two critical areas of instruction. Renaissance is applicable from preschool through grade 12 with instructional helps, guides, assignments, assessments and so much more to help students who may be struggling with their reading and math skills and to advance students who seek to achieve beyond the traditional classroom setting. The STAR assessment package, part of the Renaissance resources gives the teacher a valuable tool in assessing a student’s progress as to what grade level a student is functioning at in both reading and math. This assessment takes only about 20 minutes and a teacher can assess a whole class or just an individual student. Assignments then can be made at each student’s functioning level. Finally, MyOn is a reading supplement program ranging from preschool to grade 12. MyOn features nearly 7,000 books along with articles and magazines that helps to advance a student’s reading level and keeps the student engaged in reading. This program can be used by the student year round including the summer. Each student has their own unique user name and password so that Renaissance, STAR assessments, and MyOn can keep track of a student’s progress and help guide the student, parent, and teacher as a student progresses through the grades. For more information about Renaissance or MyOn please visit their website at: www.renaissance.com  

Testing

PCA offers testing in many different forms: State testing is for 3rd – 12th graders and includes the 3rd grade reading guarantee test as well as the high school End of Course Exams. For grades K-5 we also offer Renaissance testing as an alternative when it is needed.  Each year, we are blessed to be able to give the ACT free to all Juniors.  Also, each new student, grades 1-12, that applies to enroll at PCA is given an entrance exam. Potential new kindergarten students are given a kindergarten assessment. 

Tutoring

PCA offers limited tutoring during the school day through our Intervention Specialist and on staff tutors. Students wishing to enroll that have a current IEP must go through the normal entrance process, as well as be approved by our Board of Directors. Current parents that would like to have their child tutored outside of school hours for a fee may contact the school office. 

ACSI Member

PCA participates in several academic competitions through the Association of Christian Schools International.

  • Math by Mail – in February, sign up in December.
  • Speech Meet – in March at Ohio Valley Christian, sign up in late fall.
  • Spelling Bee – in January hosted here at PCA. Sign up in November.

Check back here for documents on each event at various times throughout the year.