Site Work Begins Fall 2015
Pinnacle Classical Academy announced today a new building program, with phase one set to begin this fall.
The new Pinnacle Classical Academy campus will be located on 54 beautiful acres just south of Highway 74 on Joe’s Lake Road. Phase one will include a 57,000 square foot, two story classroom building which will include 34 classrooms, three STEM labs, two art rooms, two EC classrooms, a media center, a music room, teachers’ work rooms and lounges, and an office suite. Along with the classroom building there will be a separate 5,100 square foot gymnasium. These two buildings will be able serve up to 768 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
The school will boast state of the art technology. The site will include various sports fields and a dedicated outdoor science trail. Future building phases will enable this campus to serve up to 1,300 students.
Architect Mark Patterson, Vice-President of ESD Architecture and Interior Design in Charlotte, stated, “I am proud to have a part in this important endeavor to improve the opportunities for learning for the children of Cleveland County.”
Financing for phase one will be provided by the USDA Rural Division. Area Specialist Joshua Carswell said, “Pinnacle Classical Academy is an excellent organization that provides a premiere educational experience for their students and staff. The new school facilities will provide a permanent location for Pinnacle and will allow for continued growth.”
Pinnacle Classical Academy, a public school chartered by the State of North Carolina, currently serves 370 students, and is in its second year of operation. Using the classical education model and the Core Knowledge curriculum with an emphasis on STEM, Pinnacle Classical Academy is a college-preparatory school. There is no fee to apply or to attend.
At Saturday’s 1st Annual Parade of Tables, PCA families continued the celebration ofFriday’sannouncement of loan approval and beginning of the construction phase of the new facility on Joe’s Lake Road. John Carter from WBTV emceed the event.
The Parade of Tables was sponsored by PCAEF (Pinnacle Classical Academy Education Foundation) and PEAK (Parents Encouraging Academic Knowledge). The event was an evening showcasing a variety of decorated tables, special talent by students and staff, a silent auction, and a delicious meal served by the school’s 6th & 7th Graders.
The evening showcased 11 Corporate Tables and 30 Individual parent tables bringing together 328 people. All the money raised during the Parade of Tables will be used toward technology.
Pinnacle Classical Academy is a tuition-free, independent public school chartered by the State of North Carolina. PCA was founded on the need for true choice in education and the need for a college-preparatory K-12 school in Cleveland County.