Academics

Using various teaching strategies based on the latest research in brain-based learning, PCA strives to meet the needs of every learner. In planning lessons, goals, and objectives, teachers utilize multiple resources including textbooks, technology, hands-on experiences and the source of all truth, the Bible. PCA provides a rigorous academic program exceeding state standards while incorporating Christian values at every grade level.

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Stanford Achievement Test Statistics

  • average reading scores equal to grade level or higher. Pinewood-82%, Clay County-72%.
  • average math scores equal to grade level or higher. Pinewood-80%, Clay County-70%.

(information compiled July 2012, 3rd-8th grades.)

Resource Classes

Students at Pinewood Christian Academy receive instruction in many fundamental areas lacking in other academic settings. Music, art, technology, latin, library studies and many other opportunities for learning in the classical disciplines are offered to every PCA student.

  • Art: Kindergarten through 7th Grades
  • Music: PreK through 7th Grades
  • P.E.: 1st through 7th Grades
  • Jump & Learn: PreK and Kindergarten
  • Spanish: PreK through 7th Grades
  • Technology: Kindergarten through 7th Grades
  • Library: Pre K through 4th Grades

Field Trip Opportunities

  • Pre K
    • Pumpkin patch
    • Hands On Children’s Museum
  • Kindergarten
    • A fine arts production
    • Diamond D ranch
    • One in the community service industry
  • 1st Grade
    • Old Florida Museum
    • A fine arts production
  • 2nd Grade
    • A fine arts production
    • Stephen Foster Florida Rural Days
  • 3rd Grade
    • Old Florida Musuem (history)
    • IMAX theater (history and science)
    • Sea World Animal Adventure program (science)
  • 4th Grade
    • St. Augustine (Florida history)
    • Guana Estuary (science)
    • Dr. Kaboom Science Show
  • 5th Grade
    • Kennedy Space Center/NASA (science)
    • Camp Blanding WW2 Museum (history)
  • 6th & 7th Grade
    • Tybee Island for 3 nights (science related trip)

Pre-K

Voluntary Prekindergarten or VPK gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. VPK classrooms offer high-quality programs that include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curricula, manageable class sizes, and qualified teachers. Our VPK teachers hold Florida Professional Teaching Certificates with over 20 years of Pre- K and Kindergarten Teaching experience. Our VPK program follows a Christ centered curriculum developed with high academic standards and a lots of creative fun!

If you live in Florida and have a child who turns 4 years of age by September 1, your child is eligible for Florida’s FREE VPK program. A child must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2017, to register for the full school year program for the 2017-2018 program year.

The school-year program includes 540 hours of instructional time and begins in August. Our VPK program follows Clay County Schools calendar year with some exceptions. Pinewood’s VPK program is a half-day, Monday through Friday.

For more information including how to register for VPK please visit: http://www.ecs4kids.org/vpk_parents

Extended Care

Children on campus are required to be under adult supervision (within eyesight), therefore, students found on campus unsupervised will be signed into extended care. All regularly enrolled students of PCA may use this program on an occasional or regular basis. Extended Care is located in the Whited Discipleship building room #1.

Extended Care is available on an as needed basis, 6:30am-7:55am and 11:45am – 6pm during regular school days.

Annual enrollment fee of $45.00 for the first child and $15.00 for each additional child per year or $25.00 per child per semester.
Morning Care (6:30 - 8:00 a.m.)$5.50 per hour with 1 hour minimum
After School Care$5.50 per hour
Late Fees$1 per minute after 6:00 p.m.