Why we need you...
Poetry Community Christian School is a fully accredited private school serving students in K-12th grades. The school, located in rural Poetry, Texas, serves a diverse group of families primarily from the middle to lower-middle income brackets. Families come to PCCS from many local communities, including Rockwall, Caddo Mills, Royse City, Terrell, Kaufman, Forney, Crandall, Mesquite, Rowlett, Greenville, Quinlan, Scurry, and Poetry. The school was established in 2002 and celebrated its Decade Anniversary last year in 2012.
To make tuition more affordable and encourage parent involvement, PCCS implemented an innovative "Parent Partnership Program." In this program, parents volunteer at least 5 hours per month for each student enrolled. This leads to nearly 2000 volunteer hours per month to support school operations and keep overhead down. Since most of our families come from the middle to lower-middle income brackets, this lower tuition enables them to send their children to a Christian school.
While our affordable tuition structure and conservative fiscal management keep PCCS solvent, it does not offer monies necessary for campus improvements or development or assist families needing financial aid.
That's where donations and fundraising play a role! We need your support to provide needed campus improvements such as the Decade Building (see below). Your support is tax-deductible!
The Cato Family requests that in lieu of flowers and other condolences that donations be made to the James Cato Athletics Memorial Fund. Click on the "Pay with Paypal" to use debit or credit card or mail to PCCS, Athletics Department, 18688 FM 986, Poetry, TX 75160.
PCCS values diversity in our student body. That is why one of our missions is to offer a lower tuition structure compared to other private schools. However, standard tuition rates are still out of reach for some families seeking a Christ-centered education for their children.
To respond to this need, we have established a Financial Aid Campaign for those families in the low income bracket who wish for their students to attend a Christian school. In order to qualify for financial assistance, these families must demonstrate financial need through a Financial Aid Application (and such students must meet all other Enrollment Application requirements).
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to support these wonderful families and students who have demonstrated financial need.