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Applications Are Still Being Accepted

Pinnacle Classical Academy’s annual application period for the 2019-2020 lottery closed onl Monday, March 4, 2019. However the school is still accepting applications.

What does this mean?

If your child is not current a student and you want your child to attend Pinnacle Classical Academy for the 2019-2020 school year, you may fill out and submit an initial application at the link below. Applications submitted after March 4, 2019 are not eligible for the annual enrollment lottery but will be placed on the waitlist. 

What should I do?

If you are interested in having your student attend Pinnacle for the 2019-2020 school year, you should fill out an initial application at the link below. Initial applications are also  available at the S. Post Rd. and the Joes Lake Road campuses, as well as the link below.

Initial Application 2019-2020 

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.   



























Below are some important dates as we move through the 2018-2019 school year.

  • May 4 Prom
  • May 6                         AP US Government & Politics, AP Environmental Science Exams
  • May 10                       AP US History Exam
  • May 15                       AP English Language & Composition Exam
  • May 16                       Choir at Don Gibson Theater
  • May 20                       EOG / EOC Testing Begins
  • May 27                       Memorial Day - no school
  • May 30                       EOG / EOC Testing Ends
  • May 31                       Last Day of School (½ Day)



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




The Kindergarten Orientation was held on August 14 at 5:30pm in the Gym at the K-2 Campus. If you missed the meeting or wish to review the information that was presented, please click on the link below.

Kindergarten Orientation Presentation



Traffic Information

K-2 Campus:

  • The cones will be moved at 3pm each day. Please do not arrive on campus prior to that time.
  • Heed the no left turn sign. Turning left causes delays and creates an unsafe environment for everyone. 
  • Follow the directions of the staff in the parking lot. Doing so will make the line faster and more efficiently.

3-12 Campus:

  • The gates do not open until 2:45 each day. Please do not arrive on campus prior to that time.
  • Please do not attempt to turn left out of either parking lot. Doing so causes delays and created an unsafe environment.
  • Follow the directions of the staff in the parking lot and heed the traffic cones that have been placed in key areas. 


What Makes Pinnacle Classical Academy Different?

At Pinnacle Classical Academy our educational philosophy is based on the three R’s – Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships. Rigorous coursework, relevant learning activities, and meaningful relationships with teachers and other staff members are all necessary to ensure that every student is successful and prepared for college. This is a bold proposition, but one that is necessary to meet the educational needs of students in a 21st century society.


The school maintains high academic expectations for all students and staff members. The standards we set for our students are designed to push them beyond the simple routines of content mastery. Students must also demonstrate the ability to apply their learning and discipline-specific thinking skills in a variety of educational contexts. This type of academic rigor pushes students well beyond what can be easily accomplished, and compels them to continually expand their levels of knowledge, understanding, and the ability to apply what they know in diverse situations.


The curriculum that Pinnacle Classical Academy utilizes is based on the idea that only through mastery of content knowledge can students become proficient at applying and utilizing what they have learned. The content knowledge and thinking skills taught at Pinnacle Classical Academy are drawn from items that are desperately needed in real-world tasks and professions. These include but are not limited to expressing knowledge and understanding in writing, working in teams to solve problems, effectively verbalizing information, conducting effective research, and thinking logically and critically in order to develop solutions. The learning opportunities provide students with practice and experiences in dealing with real-world problems in a controlled academic environment.


Not only does Pinnacle Classical Academy maintain high standards and utilize relevant content and skills, but the school also builds powerful and enduring relationships with students. The relationships that students build with adults help to ensure that they are motivated and successful in school. Through these relationships with effective instructors and other adults, students are able to meet the high expectations that are placed upon them.

Parental Partnership

Parents are a vital piece of the educational puzzle at Pinnacle Classical Academy. Education is a partnership and engaged parents are crucial to the success of students during the learning process. Pinnacle Classical Academy encourages all parents to be actively engaged in their student's learning, both at home and at school. Students with parents that are involved in their learning experience higher achievement, develop proper social skills, have a better attitude toward school and learning, and have a higher rate of graduating and attending college.


Pinnacle Classical Academy focuses on incorporating elements of classical education and research-based best practices in education to aid students in developing critical and logical reasoning skills. At Pinnacle Classical Academy, it is our goal to develop caring, productive citizens who exemplify ethical values throughout their daily lives. Integrated into all aspects of the academic curriculum will be the accepted patterns for developing lifelong learners and globally competitive students.

Pinnacle Classical Academy is located at 900 South Post Road in Shelby. This will be the school’s home during the construction of our permanent campus. The plan for a permanent home is to construct a new K-12 campus on Joe’s Lake Road, about one mile from the South Post Road location.