PCCS Fast Facts
- Fully Accredited
- 18+ years in operation
- Exceeds national standards-TERRANOVA (see Academics tab for details)
- 240+ students in K-12th
- 39 Dual College Credits offered for high schoolers -- equivalent to one year of college!
- 50+ faculty teaching in areas of expertise
- Affordable tuition (less than monthly daycare rates)
- College-Prep Curricula
- More than 50 varied and fun Enrichment Elective offerings each semester
- Support Services for students needing small group instruction, tutoring, or modifications and/or accommodations for learning differences
- Reasonable weekly schedule with more family time (Elementary/JH: 4 campus days; High School 4.5 campus days + online instructional enhancement hours)
- Multi-denominational Christ-based campus with 1st period Bible Class & Devotions
- Service-learning & Missions!
- Parent Partnership Program for operational support, affordability, and parent involvement
- Numerous Extra-Curricular Activities
- Year-round Athletics!
- 9.6 acre full-service campus with plenty of trees and green space and four large campus buildings including a regulation-size gym and baseball/softball fields
- Graduates attend a variety of Colleges and Universities
- No Uniforms -- Reasonable Dress Code
An affordable, accredited, and Christian education through PCCS
Poetry Community Christian School is a K-12th option offering something for everyone: Affordability, Accreditation, 18:1 Teacher-Student Ratio, College-Prep Programming, Teachers Qualified in their Disciplines, District and State Champions in Sports, Christ-Centered Environment, Large Campus, Up-to-date Facilities and Media, Learning Differences Support, 50+ Elective Choices per Semester, and Parent Involvement. These were key characteristics important to the school’s founders when it opened in 2002.
Accreditation by COGNIA (the parent organization to AdvandEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) measures all aspects of school performance. PCCS is rated exemplary in parent involvement, integration, and communication as well as meeting all standards related to financial management, leadership, faculty credentials, educational programming, college & career support, learning differences support, admissions, and more.
Parents seeking Affordability will be pleasantly surprised at Poetry’s monthly tuition rates, which are less than most pay for day care (ranging from $426-$604 per month). The school is able to offer such reasonable tuition because of its Parent Partnership Program. “PCCS contractually requires a minimum of five parent partner hours per month for each child enrolled toward operational support such as housekeeping, traffic monitoring, athletics, recess and lunch monitoring, and campus maintenance,” said Dr. Horan, the school’s president and administrator. The school reports an average of 1500 parent partner hours per month, which keeps overhead down and ensures parents are integrated into the school.
Parents seeking Educational Excellence will find it at Poetry. The school is unique in offering College Preparatory Programming as well as a Support Services Program designed to assist students with various learning differences. To gain admission, pre-admission testing is required to identify academic proficiencies as well as any academic gaps from prior educational settings or learning differences (to be addressed through summer tutoring, school term tutoring, adjusted grade placement, or assignment to one or more small group classes). PCCS students perform well nationally as confirmed by the TERRANOVA, a nationally-normed achievement test--the multiple-year school average ranks in the top national percentiles.
Diverse Educational Programming gives students many options! Elementary students focus on mathematics and English during their morning schedule, while upper school students' core schedules cover mathematics, English, foreign language, history, and science. Our partnership with Trinity Valley Community College offers dual college credits using our own embedded faculty. “Our dual credit program gives our high schoolers a head start with the equivalent of a year of college completed before they graduate from PCCS,” reports Shari Nelson, the school’s College and Career Counselor. All students have electives chosen each semester from more than 50 Enrichment Electives Courses including honors English, Christian Soldiers Karate (more than 70 students enrolled), lit circles, physical education and athletics, Dave Ramsey money management for teens, drumline, theatre troope, Powerpoint, SAT/ACT prep, photography, college & career planning, webtastic,, archery, home ec, and various art classes (e.g., pen art, weaving, pottery, drawing, painting, design).
Athletes will enjoy the school's Dynamic Athletics Program. Sports offerings are based upon student interest, where teams will excel and include: Girls' Volleyball (varsity, jv, and jr high), Girls' Basketball (varsity and jr high), Boys' Bbasketball (varsity, jv, and jr high), Baseball, Softball, Archery (4th-12th), Cheer Squad (varsity, jv, jr high and minis), and Karate (2nd & up). In the last few years, the school has gained the league district, regional and state championships in varsity volleyball and the district and regional championships in basketball. Track team members hold championship medals in the 400m, 800m, mile, shotput, 4x400m relay, 4x200m relay, and the 200m. Several students/alum are also Junior Olympians. Under the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP), our certified instructor takes students to local matches and invites schools to compete on campus. Academics take first place at PCCS, but Athletics continue to play an important part of student life in promoting and developing sportsmanship, offering healthy competition, and utilizing God-given abilities.
Campus Details: The school's 9.5 acre campus includes four main buildings, playground, Science Porch and Outdoor Experiential Classroom, two Outdoor Classrooms, picnic area, camping area, a regulation-size Baseball Field and Softball Field. The 11,000 sq. foot Multi-Purpose Building houses the regulation-size gym plus a 3,750 sq. foot Annex with vo-tech rooms, tutoring room, and a dance/music studio, in addition to the Athletics Program offices, Christian Soldiers Karate studio, performance theatre, concessions/kitchen. The 7,500 sq. foot Decade Building houses classrooms, two up-to-date 20-station student computer labs, a consolidated library, and two science/art labs. This building complements the original 6,700 sq. foot Elementary Building and 7,000 sq. foot Upper School Building.
Enrollment for the upcoming school term begins each January and admissions are "rolling," meaning PCCS admits new students throughout the school term. Fall classes begin the end of August (see Academic Calendar). For more information or to schedule a tour, call 972-563-PCCS. Poetry Community Christian School offers several scholarships each year based upon demonstrated financial need (and on a space-available basis) for those students with prior term honor roll grades utilizing the FACTS Tuition Management Financial Aid & Grant electronic application process.