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A Note from Dr. Bullard
Updated 7/7/20


PCA Families, 
While we continue to wait on Governor Cooper and his State Board of Education to make a decision as to re-opening schools in the fall, we want to assure you that we are working diligently to continue to provide the best education for your children.
It is our hope to be able to offer both an In-School and Virtual setting to our families.  For students who have a compromised immune system, or need the option to stay at home, we are committed to providing the option of a strong Virtual Academy.  This Academy will differ from the remote learning experience that students had in the spring of 2020 during the schools’ closure. Students will receive real-time daily instruction, follow the daily schedule using their computer, will be expected to participate in class, interact with the teacher, and submit work for grading. Attendance will be taken daily. Look for more info to come regarding: Online registration for PCA's Virtual Academy · Process and Procedures · Student Expectations
We look forward to seeing our students back in our hallways and classrooms. It is our hope to have them back at school in the fall.
Dr. Bullard


Dear Parents,

Pinnacle Classical Academy is exploring a variety of options for the 20-21 school year. We are requesting parent input to help guide us in our decision-making process. We need to hear what our parents want so that we can do our best to meet the needs of all of our families.

If you would be interested in our "Virtual Academy," it will look very different from what was offered at the end of last school year. Attendance will be taken and students will be expected to log in and participate in class daily. Class expectations, attendance, assignments, and grading will be the same for all students regardless of the option that you choose.  More information on all of the options will be coming in the near future, at this time we are just gathering input from our parents.

Please take a moment to respond to this survey. Your responses will guide our planning for the next school year. Let us know which option you would be most interested in.

Parent Survey

Thank you so much for your input,

Dr. Shelly Bullard

Congratulations to the members of our first graduating class, the class of 2020! We are so proud of you!
The 28 members of the class of 2020 have been offered a combined $3,409,368 in four-year academic and athletic scholarships! As of the end of the third quarter, 75% of our seniors are on track to earn an associate's degree along with their high school diploma.
On May 29 -- the day on which graduation was originally scheduled -- we will celebrate with a senior parade.
Graduation is being rescheduled for July, and we will let you know the date as soon as it is available.

A Note from Dr. Bullard
Updated 4/27/20


Dear parents/guardians and teachers,

As you may have heard, North Carolina's governor has announced that the state's public schools will remain closed for in-person instruction for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. 

We are very sad that March 13 was our last day of in-person instruction! At the same time, we remain fully committed to keeping the promise we’ve made to our parents and students, in offering a full year's worth of education to all of our students until the end of the school year.  We will continue to follow our school's special mission of providing "all students with a premier college preparatory education built on the foundation of the Core Knowledge Sequence, emphases of STEM courses and 21st Century Skills, good citizenship and classical education."

We are so grateful for the hard work of our teachers and the commitment and flexibility of our parents during this challenging time. As we continue to offer remote learning, both electronically and (for those who prefer) via paper packets, please know that our packet curbside pickup day will continue to be on Mondays (from 10:00 to 6:00) for those who prefer that option.

There are two additional items we want to inform you about:

  • For those who pick up paper packets, report cards will be available on Monday inside your student's packet. (If you are not picking up a paper packet, please let Mr. Ziegler know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and he will be happy to send you a report card via email next week.) Also, please return a signed copy of the report card by Monday, May 4. You are welcome to scan and email a signed copy to your student's homeroom teacher or to mail a copy to the school if you wish. Or, if you are returning a paper packet on May 4, you are welcome to include the signed report card inside the packet.

  • Friday, the State Board of Education passed a new grading policy (https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/NCSBE/2020/04/24/file_attachments/1435112/FINAL-FAQ-One%20Pager-Student%20Grading%20and%20Promotion%204.23.20.pdf). The Department of Public Instruction will be providing us with further details on the implementation of the policy in the weeks ahead, and we will provide additional relevant information as it becomes available.

Thank you so much for all you are doing to support the continued education of our students. We are so grateful to you, our parents and teachers, and we miss our students! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Clary (grades K-2), Dr. Watson (3-8), or Mrs. Brooks (9-12).


Dr. Shelly Bullard



Pinnacle Classical Academy ranks in top 10% in state in ACT scores

Pinnacle Classical Academy ranks in the top 10% of the state's public school systems in average ACT composite scores, according to the North Carolina ACT Report, which has been released by the Department of Public Instruction.

The ACT, a leading national standardized test for college admissions, was administered in early 2019 to juniors in the state's 115 local education agencies and in 71 charter schools with juniors. Pinnacle Classical Academy's mean composite score of 21.4 ranks 17th among these 186 public school systems and was significantly higher than the state average of 18.4.

In addition, Pinnacle Classical Academy's average ACT reading score of 24.8 ranked sixth in the state, behind Raleigh Charter High School, Woods Charter School (Chapel Hill), Research Triangle High School (Durham), Chapel Hill - Carborro City Schools, and Millennium Charter Academy (Mount Airy).



Congratulations to the Pi rho Eagles FTC robotics team, which came in second of the 20 competitors in their tournament in Elon on January 5!



Due to the construction of the traffic circle at the intersection of Joes Lake Road and South Post Road, along with construction at the current K-2 Campus, there will be staggered arrival and dismissal times for both campuses. This situation will necessitate some changes in procedures at both campuses to make the traffic flow smoother and to keep students and parents safe.  Please see Staggered Arrival and Dismissal for more information and details about traffic for the upcoming school year.

We have 15-minute parking in front of the school, and longer-term parking on the sides of the middle/high school building; please do not park in the grass.


Applications Are Now Being Accepted for 

2020-2021 School Year

Pinnacle Classical Academy’s annual application period for the 2020-2021started Oct. 1, 2019.

What does this mean?

If your child is not current a student and you want your child to attend Pinnacle Classical Academy for the 2020-2021 school year, you must fill out and submit an initial application for each child at the link below and turn it into the school by March 2, 2020.

 What if I already have a child at Pinnacle?

If you have a child at Pinnacle and wish to have another child to attend, you must still complete an Initial Application for each child currently not attending that you want to attend on or before March 2, 2020.

What should I do?

If you are interested in having your student attend Pinnacle for the 2020-2021school year, you should fill out an initial application.  Initial applications are available at the link below as well as either campus: 900 S. Post Rd. and the 2401 Joes Lake Road. Initial Application 2020-2021

Completed initial applications may be mailed or delivered in person to either Pinnacle Classical Academy campus. Completed initial applications can also be faxed to 704-487-8616, they can also be scanned and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   



PCA now has a Spirit Rock at the 3-12 Campus!  The Spirit Rock has been made possible as an Eagle Scout project by PCA student Trevor Pearson. Below you will find a link to guidelines for painting the Spirit Rock, as well as a link to the sign-up form from PEAK.

Spirit Rock Guidelines

Sign-Up Form