PCCS ELEMENTARY students engage in core classes for the first five periods of the day including two periods of Mathematics followed by Reading, Spelling, Composition, and Grammar. Elementary social studies courses are offered during the Fall semester (BJU Press Social Studies curriculum) along with activities and simulations to make this subject more memorable and interesting for students. Elementary students enjoy science outdoors and indoors during the Spring semester using ACSI's Purposeful Design Science curricula, an interactive Christian program that also meets common core standards. Electives for all Elementary grades are offered in the 6th or 7th periods of each day. The day begins at 8 a.m. with Bible and Devotions (Monday-Chapel), and adjourns at 3:45 p.m. for 2nd-6th graders and at 3:40 p.m. for Primer and 1st graders.
The JUNIOR HIGH schedule begins with Math followed by Literature, Writing Lab, G/S/V (Grammar/Spelling/Vocabulary). The 7th graders take UCSMP Transition Math-Prealgebra Life Pac Social Studies and ABeka General Science, while 8th graders take UCSMP Algebra I, Glencoe U.S. History I, and BJ Press Earth Science.
Junior High classes begin at 8 a.m. for Bible and Devotions (Chapel on Mondays), and adjourn at 3:45 p.m. Monday - Thursday.
SENIOR HIGH school students attend five core classes (see Graduation Checklist in right sidebar) with necessary labs (Monday - Thursday plus Fridays until 1 p.m.). Each semester, 7th-12th graders select eight weekly enrichment electives classes (see sample choices at right sidebar button). Classes begin at 8 a.m. for Bible and Devotions (Chapel on Mondays), and adjourn at 3:45 p.m. Monday - Thursday. and at 1 p.m. on Fridays.
PCCS Academic Performance
How does PCCS measure up? The SACS/AdvancED Index of Education Quality (IEQ) scores for PCCS were: 1) Overall Score 315.38 (AdvancED Network of all private schools average 278.94); 2) Teaching and Learning Impact 309.52 (AdvancED Network of all private schools average 268.48); 3) Leadership Capacity 336.36 (AdvancED Network of all private schools average 293.71); AND 4) Resource Utilization 300.00 (AdvancED Network of all private schools average, 286.27). Want to learn about SACS/AdvancED? Go to this website: http://www.advanc-ed.org/about-us
ACT and PCCS: In the PCCS September 2017 ACT Report of College Readiness, the Table of "Percent of ACT-Tested Students Ready for College-Level Coursework" showed benchmark comparisons of all PCCS students who took the ACT and Texas ISDs: College English Composition (PCCS 90%, State 57%), College Algebra (PCCS 80%, State 40%). More about the ACT: ACT scores range from 1 to 36, and the average ACT score is 20. If you’ve scored 20, then you’ve scored higher than 50% of test-takers. A 24 places you at the 74th percentile—better than ¾ of test-takers. A score of 30 means you’ve scored better than 95% of them--for PCCS students that have taken a course sequence of Algebra I/II, Geometry and Trig/Other Adv. Math, the average is 30.0. That's why PCCS has moved to the research-based math curriculum (CPM, College-Prep Mathematics). We want to give students the best chance to nail the ACT Math!
How does PCCS measure up on the SAT? The 2017 College Readiness Benchmarks for PCCS vs. National scores: Overall (PCCS 92%, National 48%), English (PCCS 100%, National 71%), and Math (PCCS 92%, National 50%).
Core Class Addition – Spring Semester: Weekly challenge question from an SAT/ACT will be presented by our upper school faculty in History, English, Math and Science!
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HS Graduation Planner
PCCS tailors its Graduation Planner after state Distinguished Graduation Requirements and typical college admission expectations, including "4x4" (English, History, Science & Math) plus 3 yrs of Foreign Language:
English: English Gold, English Platinum, Dual Credit (college credit) 1301/1302 World Lit & Composition, and Dual Credit American Literature and Dual Credit British Literature; 4 years of Writing Lab; College Entrance Exam English Prep
NOTE: A number of PCCS high schoolers tested at or above the national mean (against other dual credit students and college freshman nationwide) on Writing Skills (including usage/mechanics, rhetorical skills of the ACT's- Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency Achievement Awards
History/Geography: Ancient World History & Geography, Modern World History & Geography, U.S. History II, Economics and U.S. Government (including Mock Trial)
Mathematics: Algebra/8th Grade, Geometry/9th Grade, Advanced Algebra II/10th Grade, Pre-Calculus/11th Grade, Honors Pre-Calculus/Calculus or Business Models/Consumer Math/12th Grade depending upon student college goals; College Entrance Exam Math Prep; Dave Ramsey Money Management for Teens
Science with Lab: Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science and Physics
Languages & Reasoning: 3 courses in Spanish including Dual Credit Spanish III/12th Grade; Honors Latin & Greek Roots; Honors Logic & Reasoning
Other Required Courses: Health I/II, College & Career Planning, P.E. (4), Fine Arts (4), Speech (incl. competition), Technical Applications/Computer Sciences (4), CONNECT (Bible & Service Learning, every semester or school-sponsored Mission Trip prep), 68-hour Internship. and electives of choice. A Senior Capstone presented to the Board of Directors and Officers is required to graduate.
PCCS graduates attend a wide variety of private and public colleges & universities. In fact, Dallas Baptist University and Texas Women's University have both communicated with PCCS about the success of our graduates at their institutions and actively solicit our graduates each year. PCCS graduates have attended (have graduated from): John Brown University, Texas A&M-College Station, Texas A&M-Commerce, Dallas Baptist University, Howard Payne University, University of Texas-Dallas, University of Texas-Austin, Texas Tech University, Eastfield College, Trinity Valley Community College, University of Houston, Fire School, Police Academy, Armed Forces (Navy and Army), University of North Texas, Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School, El Centro College, Southern Assembly of God University, Le Tourneau University, Christ for the Nations Institute, Savannah College of Art & Design, Texas Women's University, University of Texas-Tyler, St. Mary's University, Medical University of the American Medical School, Santa Fe University for Art & Design, University of New York, University of Pennsylvania, Texas Wesleyan University, Belhaven University, Vanderbilt Graduate School
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