7-12 Secondary Education Program | Plymouth Christian Academy
The mission and purpose of the 7-12 Secondary Education Program at Plymouth Christian Academy is to provide an education that supports young people during a pivotal time of growth. PCA offers a strong foundation for students in grades 7-12 that allows them to pursue excellence in all areas of school and life for the glory of God.
Middle school and high school academics at PCA are rich with opportunity in the arts, sciences, athletics, and beyond. We seek to create well-rounded leaders through engagement in various disciplines such as Biblical studies, technology, fine arts, math and sciences, world language, physical education and more.
Extracurricular endeavors are also encouraged for students in grades 7-12. Students are able to explore their God-given gifts with passion and joy inside our positive, inclusive environment. Sports teams, artistic outlets, and opportunities to serve their community work in conjunction to build future leaders who walk forward in life with a Christ-like attitude and a joyful heart.
During their time at Plymouth Christian Academy, our students develop high-level thinking and reasoning skills, expand their creative expressivity, and deepen their relationship with Christ all while cultivating the values of integrity, respect, and teamwork.
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The Advanced Placement (AP) program at Plymouth Christian Academy is a cooperative endeavor between secondary schools and colleges/universities. It allows high school students to take college-level academic courses and gives them the opportunity to demonstrate academic mastery through the AP exams. Depending on university requirements, students may have the opportunity to earn college credit with their AP exam scores. Students must check with the universities of their choice to ascertain advanced placement policies. All students enrolled in AP courses are required to take the AP exams. The cost of each AP exam is the responsibility of the student.
Plymouth Christian Academy Sophomore-Junior-Senior students may elect to take college level courses through colleges such as Concordia University-Ann Arbor (CUAA) or Schoolcraft College. Dual enrollment allows students the potential of earning high school and/or university credit for select courses. To view the full PCA policy regarding dual enrollment, online, and off-campus academic courses, please click here.
Students interested in dual enrollment should contact Mrs. Dana Zambeck, our School Counselor, to begin the application process and to determine their eligibility. If the student is determined to be eligible, he/she must then submit a college application and a PCA Dual Enrollment form to the school counselor.
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We invite you to visit and experience the 7-12 Secondary Education Program at Plymouth Christian Academy for yourself. Contact the school office to set up a tour. We look forward to meeting you!
Modeled after the college January Term Idea, (J-Term), PCA’s ExPlore Week is designed to increase learning opportunities for students. We offer classes and experiences not typically available during the year, giving 9th- 12th grade students an opportunity to learn in areas they are either passionate about and explore new ideas and skills. The “block” or trip nature of the one week also allows for focused, in-depth study and deeper relationships with teachers and a small group of students. PCA’s ExPlore Week takes place during the spring of each school year. To learn more, visit the ExPlore Webpage by clicking HERE.
- Meet with the counselor to go over your 4-year course schedule
- Make a list of academic and personal goals. Review them at least once a year.
- Check out web sites of your ‘dream’ colleges. What are their admissions requirements? Are you taking the right courses?
- Create a file. Get a milk crate and some folders. Keep all your important papers, grades, magazine articles, scholarship opportunities….whatever.
- Find fun and interesting ways to volunteer.
- Start a portfolio to keep track of your activities, volunteer work, jobs and who the contact person is. Write down your impressions, especially what you do and don’t like about each activity. Gradually, you may begin to see where your interests or potential college major may become.
- Talk to your parents about how much money may be available for your college education. Not a lot? No problem IF you plan ahead.
- Join a sport, club or student government. It’s never too early to begin a resume or potential references/recommendations for college.
- Set short and long term goals for yourself
- Take the PreACT
- Focus on your GPA
- Start a list of colleges to consider. Be sure to go to any college fairs in your area
- Start a scholarship search
- Update your records of activities, volunteer work, programs, classes, and traveling. File information you receive on colleges, scholarships and tests. Your interests may change as you get older and getting more experience may help narrow your career focus. These activities are also great to list on resumes and college applications.
- Review and revise your goals
- Think careers! Talk to people about their jobs.
- Concentrate on your GPA.
- Juniors take the ACT and/or SAT
- Get information packets from the colleges you’re considering
- Intensify your scholarship search. Keep track of deadlines and requirements.
- Attend career days, college fairs and financial aid workshops
- Meet with your counselor. Be sure your classes are on the right track for the colleges you’re considering and that you’re meeting graduation requirements.
- Talk to your coach if you want to play for a college team or apply for an athletic scholarship
- Take AP exams for any AP classes you’ve completed.
- Create a master calendar of deadlines. Include college applications, test registrations and test dates, scholarships applications, housing, and financial deadlines
- Zero in on what teachers you want to ask for recommendations
- Work on your resume
- Last chance to take the ACT or SAT. Register early.
- Complete college applications, financial aid and housing applications.
- Apply for scholarships.
- Make sure your high school transcripts and records are correct and up-to-date.
- Attend college fairs and financial aid workshops.
- Ask for letters of recommendations from teachers, employers and coaches.
- Finish essays for college applications and scholarships.
- Update your resume.
- Decide on a college and notify the admissions office by May 1st of your acceptance.
- Create a budget to determine your needs
- Determine if you need a student loan. File your application.
- Take AP exams.
- Have your final transcript sent to your college