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    DROP OFF TIMES: Grades K-2 will begin at 7:30am. Grades 3-10 will begin at 7:30am.
     
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    INITIAL APPLICATIONS: Applications can be dropped off between 7:30am and 4pm.
     
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    DECEMBER 20 is an Early Release day. 11:30 at 3-10 Campus and 12:00 and K-2 Campus.
     

Administration

brownMr. Robert Brown, Headmaster

2401 Joes Lake Rd.
Shelby, NC 28152
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Phone: (704) 740-4054
Fax: (704) 4870-8616

Mr. Brown earned his BA in History from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, his MA in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University where his thesis examined the impact of high stakes testing and instruction, and his MA in History from the University of Nebraska-Kearney where his thesis provides the only modern scholarly treatment of Pender/Scales Brigade during the American Civil War. Mr. Brown has worked in education for over 23 years. He has been a high school history teacher, assistant principal, travelled around the country training history teachers, and has taught American History and Global Understanding at the college level. In addition, Mr. Brown has published a several books and textbook chapters. These include Kings Mountain and Cowpens: Our Victory Was Complete (Charleston: History Press, 2009), Classroom Historians: Building Student Understanding of the Past (Swedesboro NJ: AIHE, 2012), chapters for NC Colonial History and Civil War and Reconstruction in NC for The American Journey (New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2007) and activities for teaching the NC Constitution and Sources of Law for Civics Today (New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2007).

Mr. Brown’s responsibilities include: overall operation of both campuses, finance, facilities, legal affairs and DPI, personnel and Human Resources, enrollment, teacher and staff evaluations, public and community relations, professional development, and planning.

In his free time, Mr. Brown enjoys reading, writing, touring historical sites, lecturing, and spending time with his family.


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Dr. Shelly Bullard, Dean of Elementary Education

900 South Post Rd.
Shelby, NC 28152
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Phone: (704) 740-4046
Fax: (704) 482-5527

Dr. Bullard earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and MSA in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Working in education for 20 years has allowed Dr. Bullard to experience many roles. She has worked as a teacher at the elementary level as well as teaching for Queens University in their Master's program for School Administrators. Dr. Bullard also teaches Educational Technology at Gaston College. In administration, she has served as an assistant principal, principal, Director of Title I and Executive Director of K-8 Instruction. Each of these former experiences has allowed Dr. Bullard to continue the development of her passion of working with students and teachers. It is her goal to help support teachers, staff, students and parents as we continue to build the tradition of excellence that is Pinnacle Classical Academy. Dr. Bullard’s responsibilities include: K-2 scheduling, K-2 testing, K-2 daily management, K-2 enrollment, K-2 curriculum and instruction, mentors/mentees, elementary curriculum, teacher evaluations, public and community relations, and special projects.


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Mrs. Bianca Muller, Dean of Academics and Student Affairs

2401 Joes Lake Rd.
Shelby, NC 28152
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Phone: (704) 740-4032
Fax: (704) 4870-8616

Mrs. Muller has a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Idaho. Mrs. Muller started her education career in Idaho. While in Idaho she served as a 6th-8th grade media specialist, kindergarten reading teacher, and as a high school English teacher for Northwest Nations Upward Bound. Her husband’s career with Clearwater Paper then moved her to Las Vegas, Nevada. In Las Vegas, she taught 2nd grade, 7th/8th grade reading, and served as a Lead Instructional Coach for the School-Wide Instructional Support System Team. As a Lead Instructional Coach, she served an area of 84 schools, K-12. Her responsibilities included sitting on state support teams for struggling schools, coaching and mentoring teachers, as well as, developing and presenting professional development in the areas of literacy, master scheduling, inclusion, co-teaching, and differentiated instruction. In 2012, her husband’s career moved them to North Carolina. Since being in North Carolina, she spent a year as an 8th grade English/social studies teacher before joining the PCA team. Currently her responsibilities include serving as the testing coordinator, 3rd-5th grade curriculum and instruction, 3rd-10th daily management, master scheduling, assisting with the enrollment process, assisting the EC director, and special projects.

Mrs. Muller enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and just about all activities outside especially in the mountains.


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Mrs. Theresa Price, Associate Dean of Academics and Student Affairs

900 South Post Rd.
Shelby, NC 28152
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Phone: (704) 740-4041
Fax: (704) 482-5527

Mrs. Price earned her B.S. in Elementary Education, MSA in School Administration, and Ed.S in Educational Leadership degrees from Appalachian State University. She completed her B.S. degree as a NC Teaching Fellow and her MSA degree as a NC Principal Fellow. Both programs provided extensive training that positively impacted her pedagogical foundation and experiences while as a classroom teacher and administrator. Mrs. Price’s teaching experiences include: kindergarten, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade-social studies, science, and math. Her previous administrative experience was at a K-6th grade school where her responsibilities included mentoring teachers, collaborating with staff to organize a school-wide fundraiser for technology, completing class walkthroughs, handling K-6th discipline, leading professional development, supervising bus duty, and assisting with leadership team meetings and creating schedules. Mrs. Price also completed a brief stint at the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School’s central office where she reviewed all 43 elementary schools’ school improvement plans and master schedules, and analyzed board policies to recommend action to the school system’s attorney. These prior roles have helped Mrs. Price build a wealth of knowledge that she has been able to share with staff and students to help them soar at Pinnacle. Mrs. Price’s responsibilities include: K-2 discipline, K-10 teacher licensure, K-2 traffic, K-2 teacher duty, assist with curriculum and instruction, K-2 daily management, teacher evaluations, public and community relations, and special projects.

Mrs. Price loves singing, playing the violin, reading, and spending time with family at the beach in the summer and mountains in the fall.


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Mrs. Angela Brooks, Associate Dean

2401 Joes Lake Rd.
Shelby, NC 28152
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Phone: (704) 740-4095
Fax: (704) 4870-8616

Associate Dean Angela Brooks began her teaching career in 2004 after graduating as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She began her teaching career as a high school social studies teacher at North Gaston High School in Dallas, NC. She continued her teaching journey with the opening of Pinnacle Classical Academy in 2013 in Shelby, NC. At Pinnacle, she taught a variety of grade levels and subjects. She earned her Master of Arts in Executive Leadership Studies in 2017 from Gardner Webb University. Mrs. Brooks’ responsibilities include: 3-10 discipline, 3-10 traffic, 3-10 teacher duty, 6-10 curriculum and instruction, 3-10 daily management, teacher evaluations, and public and community relations.

She is married to Derrick Brooks and together they have two wonderful children, Amy and Will. Angela loves being with her family, traveling, and reading.


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Mrs. Wendy Clary, Curriculum Coordinator

2401 Joes Lake Rd.
Shelby, NC 28152
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Phone: (980) 404-4004
Fax: (704) 487-8616

Mrs. Clary has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, kindergarten through 6th grade, with a Pre-K add-on certification from Gardner-Webb University. She also had a certification in Academically and Intellectually Giftedness, kindergarten through 12th grade. She has worked in education since 1992 in the following grades and areas: Pre-K, 5th grade, 3rd grade as classroom teacher, EC itinerant teacher, and AIG teacher. She, along with a diverse group of educators, wrote a grant for a Family Resource Center that served the needs of K-5 families at Township Three Elementary School. Mrs. Clary also served as the director for the NIKE Grant that helped fund this project. She was awarded the 1991-92 Student Teaching Award from Gardner-Webb, and was chosen as Township Three’s Teacher of the Year in 1996. She proceeded to be named the Cleveland County Teacher of the Year for 1997-98. She was nominated and voted on by her peers at Pinnacle Classical Academy Charter School in 2014 to receive the first award given by the school for Distinguished Teacher of the Year. She has also been recognized by Alpha Delta Kappa as a recipient of the 2010 State Excellence in Education Award and by WBTV’s C.J. Underwood’s Thanks to Teachers.

Mrs. Clary’s responsibilities include: K-5 curriculum support, professional learning communities, professional development, instructional matters, teacher evaluations, and public and community relations. She provides support and leadership in her role as Curriculum Coordinator at Pinnacle Classical Academy implementing the chosen curriculum. Mrs. Clary helps with alignment of instruction and provides resources and coaching to educators. She has helped with the development and initiation of Pinnacle’s initial charter and has served in different roles since the school has received its charter in 2013.

Student Counseling

School Counselors work with students in three broad domains: academic, college/career and social/emotional development. These domains promote mindsets and behaviors that enhance the learning process and create a culture of college and career readiness for all students. The definitions of each domain are as follows:

Academic Development – School counseling programs implement strategies and activities to support and maximize each student’s ability to learn.

College and Career Development – School counseling programs help students 1) plan for and make a successful transition from school to postsecondary education and/or the world of work and 2) understand the connection between school and the world of work.

Social/Emotional Development – School counseling programs help students manage emotions and learn and apply interpersonal skills.

School Counselors

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Breanne Norman
K-7 Counselor

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Dr. Caswell Martin
8-10 Counselor

     

NC School Report Card

The annual North Carolina School Report Card offers ways for Pinnacle Classical Academy stakeholders to learn more about our school. The school report card contains information about student performance, class size, attendance, school safety, instructional resources and teacher quality in our school.

The 2015-2016 school year saw Pinnacle once again make positive strides in student achievement. The students, teachers, and staff work incredibly hard and it is wonderful to see those efforts bear such fruit. We are very proud of our overall performance during the past year, and we look forward to even greater gains in student achievement in the coming years. The deep commitment of our teachers, and staff to student success will pay dividends for the Pinnacle Classical Academy family well into the future.

While we had many successes to celebrate during the 2015-2016 school year, there are areas for improvement that we have developed plans to address. In the summer of 2016 the administrative team developed a comprehensive strategic plan that is designed to improve student performance and help each student grow academically. Working together in concert with parents and other stakeholders, we am confident that our students will continue to move in the right direction and help us meet our mission of providing all students with a premier college preparatory education.

The North Carolina School Report Cards are provided to give stakeholders a snapshot of how our school compares to others in the state. I encourage you to review the school’s report cards below and contact us with any questions you might have.

Thank you for your continued support of Pinnacle Classical Academy!

High School Course Catalog

Dear Student,

You are about to begin four of the most memorable years of your life. We want to make sure these memories are filled with an abundance of learning, life-long friendships, personal growth, career knowledge, and goal setting. As you begin your first year in high school, please remember that you have a support system of teachers and administrators to help you make great strides, find success in the most difficult tasks, and enjoy this wonderful experience! We are available to assist you with academic and personal issues as well as to address your concerns about life after high school. We hope to make your transition to high school a smooth and enjoyable one. This High School Course Catalog and Planning Guide has been designed especially for you. It contains information essential for you to know as a new high school student at Pinnacle Classical Academy. Read it, take notes, highlight important details, and refer to it throughout the school year.

We wish you the best of luck!

Robert W. Brown Jr.
Headmaster

High School Course Catalog

9th Grade
Academic Pathway

  

10th Grade
Academic Pathway