PCCS Fast Facts
- Fully Accredited
- 20 years in operation (2002-22)
- Strong national scores (see Academics tab)
- 200+ students thru 12th grade
- Dual College Credits equivalent to one year of college!
- Faculty teach in areas of expertise
- Affordable tuition (less than monthly daycare rates)
- College-Prep Curricula
- More than 50 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 (K-4-7th: 4 campus days; 8th-12th: 4.5 campus days + online instructional enhancements)
- Multi-denominational Christ-based campus with Bible Class & Devotions
- Service-learning & Missions!
- Parent Partnership Program for operational support, affordability, and parent involvement
- Year-round Athletics!
- 12.6 acre full-service campus with plenty of trees and green space and four large campus buildings including a gym and baseball/softball fields
- Graduates attend a variety of Colleges and Universities
- Reasonable Dress Code with no uniforms
Students select Enrichment Electives each Fall and Spring Semester!
Affordable and Accredited Christian education at PCCS!
Poetry Community Christian School is a K-4 through 12th grade option
offering something for everyone!
Attending an ACCREDITED high school is essential when applying to colleges and universities. It also matters to parents who want schools with outside accountability. PCCS is fully accredited by COGNIA (the parent organization to AdvandEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). It is the world's largest educational accreditor that assesses and measures all aspects of school performance. Each accreditation cycle, 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. See the left sidebar for HISTORICAL SCORES and the "WHY PCCS?" tab for the recent high scores and Re-Accreditation accolades!
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). SEE THE "WHY PCCS?" TAB FOR THE TUITION CHART. Reasonable tuition rates are possible because of the school's 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,” notes Zach Shultz, the school’s business 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 with a CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION 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 necessary 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). See Admissions expectation on the APPLY & ENROLL TAB. PCCS students perform well on national tests and college entrance exams--multiple-year school averages are consistently high. SEE RECENT HIGH NATIONAL SCORING ON THE "WHY PCCS?" TAB.
DIVERSE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING gives students many options! Elementary schedules include two periods of mathematics and several periods of ELAR (English, language arts, reading), while upper school students' core schedules cover mathematics, English literature and writing, foreign language, history, and science. Dual college credits are gained through the school's partnership with accredited colleges & universities using our own embedded PCCS faculty. “Our high schoolers can undertake more than a year of college credits completed by the time they graduate from PCCS,” reports Linda Stapleton, the school’s High School Advisor. All students have electives chosen each semester from more than 50 Enrichment Electives Courses including honors English and science, Christian Soldiers Karate (more than 50 students enrolled), technology courses, physical education and athletics, Dave Ramsey money management for teens, guitar, piano and voice, lit circles, missions team, study skills & organization, digital awareness, theatre troope, TSI/SAT/ACT prep, photography, archery, college & career planning, culinary arts, Christian character-building, vo-tech, adulting, and various art classes (e.g., pen art, drawing, painting, design, scripture art). SEE BELOW FOR A SAMPLE ENRICHMENT ELECTIVES WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE.
Athletes will enjoy the school's DYNAMIC ATHLETICS PROGRAM. Sports offerings are based upon student interest, where teams will excel. Primary sports include High School and Middle School teams for Girls' Volleyball, Girls' Basketball, Boys' Basketball, Baseball, and Softball. Other sports include Archery (4th-12th), Cheer Squad (Elementary-High School), and Karate (2nd & up). Individual sports have historically included Swimming, Golf, and Track. The school has gained the league recognition at the district, regional and state level in varsity volleyball (State Champions) and the district and regional championships in basketball. Track championship medals include the 400m, 800m, mile, shotput, 4x400m relay, 4x200m relay, and the 200m. Several alums are also Junior Olympians and NCAA and NAIA college athletes. Under the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP), our certified instructor prepares students for matches at the on-campus archery range. While academics take first place at PCCS ("no pass, no play"), 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 12.5 acre campus includes four main buildings, playground, Science Porch and Outdoor Experiential Classroom, a new High School Science Center 2021, an Outdoor Classroom, two recess pads, sand volleyball court, picnic area, camping area, regulation-size Baseball Field and Softball Fields. The 11,000 sq. foot Multi-Purpose Building houses the gym plus a 3,750 sq. foot Annex with vo-tech rooms, tutoring and music rooms, 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. On the west campus, high school students enjoy the new Science Center which is adjacent to land committed to the new High School Gym complex including indoor/outdoor access concessions, lockers rooms, weight room, exercise rooms, music practice rooms, second floor student cheering section, classrooms, and more! Please donate a tax-deductible contribution to our Matching Fund Campaign at the DONATE tab below!
ADMISSIONS for new students occurs throughout the school term. Admissions for students enrolling in the fall open February 1, while students wishing to enroll now simply go to the Apply & Enroll tab and apply! Fall classes begin with an Orientation Day near 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 utilizing the FACTS Tuition Management Financial Aid & Grant electronic application process.