PCA STUDENT BROADCAST
Immunizations are required by law for entry into North Carolina schools. There are several vaccines that your child will need to receive prior to entering kindergarten and again in 7th grade. Below is a guide to the immunizations required for school entry. Under G.S. 130-A-155, parents have thirty calendar days from the beginning of school to complete the immunization process. This year, students in kindergartern and 7th grade must be immunized by September 24. Students who do not have proof of immunization by that date are required by law to be suspend until the immunizations are completed.
College Information Session
WHAT: Meeting for parents AND students about important college information
WHO: 10th and 11th grade parents and students
WHERE: PCA 3-12 Campus Upstairs Media Center
WHEN: Monday, September 17, 2018
5:30-6:15 How to Get Your Kid Into College Without Bloodshed
Presented by David Parker, Ph.D. with Tutor Doctor of Shelby
6:15-6:45 CCP (Career and College Promise) Information Session
Must-know info for your Associate's Degree through PCA/Cleveland Community College
Essential for 11th grade parents and students currently in CCP classes
Meet your student's college instructors--faculty will be onsite
A representative from Wells Fargo will be available before and after the presentation to talk individually with parents about financial planning tips for college costs.
Below are some important dates as we move through the 2018-2019 school year.
- Sept 10 - PEAK Meeting at K-2 Campus (6:00pm-7:00pm)
- Sept 11 - FTC Robotics Meeting (6:00pm - 7:00pm)
- Sept 12 - Children's Choir Auditions at K-2 Campus (4:30pm-6:30pm)
- Sept 13 - Colonial Williamsburg Meeting 9th - 10th Grade (6:00pm - 7:00pm)
- Sept 28 - Parent / Teacher Conferences (No School)
PCA now has a Spirit Rock at the 3-12 Campus! The Spirit Rock has been made possible as an Eagle Scout project by PCA student Trevor Pearson. Below you will find a link to guidelines for painting the Spirit Rock, as well as a link to the sign-up form from PEAK.
The Kindergarten Orientation was held on August 14 at 5:30pm in the Gym at the K-2 Campus. If you missed the meeting or wish to review the information that was presented, please click on the link below.
Applications Continue To Be Accepted
Pinnacle Classical Academy’s annual application period has ended for the 2018-2019 school year. That however does NOT mean that we are not accepting applications.
What does this mean?
The end of the application period simply means that student applications received afterward, are placed on our wait list. Throughout the spring and summer our enrollment changes and students from the wait list are offered enrollment in the school.
What should I do?
If you are interested in having your student attend Pinnacle for the 2018-2019 school year, you should fill out an initial application at the link below. Initial applications are also available at the S. Post Rd. and the Joes Lake Road campuses, as well as the link below.
- The cones will be moved at 3pm each day. Please do not arrive on campus prior to that time.
- Heed the no left turn sign. Turning left causes delays and creates an unsafe environment for everyone.
- Follow the directions of the staff in the parking lot. Doing so will make the line faster and more efficiently.
- The gates do not open until 2:45 each day. Please do not arrive on campus prior to that time.
- Please do not attempt to turn left out of either parking lot. Doing so causes delays and created an unsafe environment.
- Follow the directions of the staff in the parking lot and heed the traffic cones that have been placed in key areas.
What Makes Pinnacle Classical Academy Different?
At Pinnacle Classical Academy our educational philosophy is based on the three R’s – Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships. Rigorous coursework, relevant learning activities, and meaningful relationships with teachers and other staff members are all necessary to ensure that every student is successful and prepared for college. This is a bold proposition, but one that is necessary to meet the educational needs of students in a 21st century society.
The school maintains high academic expectations for all students and staff members. The standards we set for our students are designed to push them beyond the simple routines of content mastery. Students must also demonstrate the ability to apply their learning and discipline-specific thinking skills in a variety of educational contexts. This type of academic rigor pushes students well beyond what can be easily accomplished, and compels them to continually expand their levels of knowledge, understanding, and the ability to apply what they know in diverse situations.
The curriculum that Pinnacle Classical Academy utilizes is based on the idea that only through mastery of content knowledge can students become proficient at applying and utilizing what they have learned. The content knowledge and thinking skills taught at Pinnacle Classical Academy are drawn from items that are desperately needed in real-world tasks and professions. These include but are not limited to expressing knowledge and understanding in writing, working in teams to solve problems, effectively verbalizing information, conducting effective research, and thinking logically and critically in order to develop solutions. The learning opportunities provide students with practice and experiences in dealing with real-world problems in a controlled academic environment.
Not only does Pinnacle Classical Academy maintain high standards and utilize relevant content and skills, but the school also builds powerful and enduring relationships with students. The relationships that students build with adults help to ensure that they are motivated and successful in school. Through these relationships with effective instructors and other adults, students are able to meet the high expectations that are placed upon them.
Parents are a vital piece of the educational puzzle at Pinnacle Classical Academy. Education is a partnership and engaged parents are crucial to the success of students during the learning process. Pinnacle Classical Academy encourages all parents to be actively engaged in their student's learning, both at home and at school. Students with parents that are involved in their learning experience higher achievement, develop proper social skills, have a better attitude toward school and learning, and have a higher rate of graduating and attending college.
Pinnacle Classical Academy focuses on incorporating elements of classical education and research-based best practices in education to aid students in developing critical and logical reasoning skills. At Pinnacle Classical Academy, it is our goal to develop caring, productive citizens who exemplify ethical values throughout their daily lives. Integrated into all aspects of the academic curriculum will be the accepted patterns for developing lifelong learners and globally competitive students.
Pinnacle Classical Academy is located at 900 South Post Road in Shelby. This will be the school’s home during the construction of our permanent campus. The plan for a permanent home is to construct a new K-12 campus on Joe’s Lake Road, about one mile from the South Post Road location.