Graduation is being rescheduled for July, and we will let you know the date as soon as it is available.
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:
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!
PARKING AND TRAFFIC INFORMATION
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
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.