Members of Pinnacle Classical Academy’s founding board were inspired by the classical model of education, which arose in ancient Greece and Rome, as well as by thinkers who helped shape America’s founding.
According to our school’s mission statement, “the mission of Pinnacle Classical Academy is to provide all students with a premier college preparatory education built on the foundation of the Core Knowledge Sequence, emphases of science, technology, engineering and math courses, citizenship, values, and classical education in collaboration with committed parents, inspiring educators and motivated students.”
Students in grades K-8 are introduced to a coherent classical curriculum in English language arts, history and geography, mathematics, science, art, music, and other areas. This background knowledge prepares students for high school, when students are introduced to a rigorous classical curriculum that includes Latin, logic, and rhetoric, in addition to the subject areas typically included in a college-preparatory curriculum.
In high school, Pinnacle Classical Academy offers college-level Advanced Placement courses as well as dual enrollment courses taught in partnership with Cleveland Community College and the University of Arizona. A majority of our graduates have earned an associate degree from Cleveland Community College along with their high school diploma from PCA, at no cost to the students and their families.
Please click the links for a more detailed description of Pinnacle Classical Academy’s curricular philosophy and values.
Core Knowledge Sequence
A content-rich learning experience for all students.
To assist students in developing their critical thinking and logic skills.
A heavy emphasis on the courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to prepare students for the future workplace.
Courses in all areas of the arts/music and an emphasis on all students experiencing the enrichment to their lives through the arts.
Integrity and service to others will be an overlay in the total school program.
21st Century Framework and Skills
Critical thinking skills in all content areas to produce globally competitive students.
Beginning in the junior year, students have the opportunity to be part of a program that culminates in an Associate degree from Cleveland Community College. In addition, students will be able to select AP courses that allow them to potentially earn college credit beyond that awarded through the Associate degree.