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Pinnacle Classical Academy students significantly outperform North Carolina average on EOG, EOC tests
Students at Pinnacle Classical Academy had significantly higher passing rates on North Carolina's 2020-21 end-of-grade and end-of-course tests than the statewide average, according to data released in September by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
In a year in which only 45.4% of students across North Carolina scored at or above Achievement Level 3 (grade-level proficient), 70.6% of students at Pinnacle Classical Academy did so.
"We're so grateful for the support of our parents and the commitment of our teachers, who maintained the rigor of our academic program and worked so hard to allow us to reopen for five-day-per-week in-person instruction last November," said Dr. Shelly Bullard, the school's headmaster. "We're committed to doing what is right for kids, and will continue to weather the COVID storm."
"We're especially proud that our economically disadvantaged students and students of color did so much better than the state average," Bullard added. "58.3% of our economically disadvantaged students passed their EOG and EOC tests -- compared to only 28.8% across the state. We are clearly making a significant academic difference in the lives of our 1,100 students."
Congratulations to Dr. Pauline Cahill
Dr. Pauline Cahill was nominated by the Robotics team and was awarded the winner of the Compass Award.
This award is given for outstanding mentorship and inspiration.
Dr. Cahill is an integral part of the robotics team and we are thankful for her dedication to our team.
Congratulations to our PiRhoEagles.
First place in the FTC Robotics semi-finals.
Off to states!
Revised School Calendar
Change: February 16 is now a Teacher Workday. No school for students.
Applications Are Now Being Accepted
2021-2022 School Year
Pinnacle Classical Academy’s annual application period for the 2020-2021 started October 1, 2020.
What does this mean?
If your child is not currently 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 1, 2021.
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 would like to enroll on or before March 1, 2022.
What should I do?
If you are interested in having your student attend Pinnacle for the 2021-2022 school year, you should fill out an Initial Application. Initial applications are available at the link below as well as either campus: 900 S. Post Road and the 2401 Joe's Lake Road. Initial Application 2021-2022
How to submit the Initial Application
- Completed Initial Applications may be mailed or delivered in person to either Pinnacle Classical Academy campus: 900 S. Post Road or 2401 Joe's Lake Road.
- Completed Initial Applications can be faxed to 704-482-5527
then "From the Headmaster"
for important dates, upcoming events, and general updates.
The Pi Rho Eagles, First Tech Challenge Team 8300, participated in the official North Carolina FTC robotics scrimmage hosted by North Carolina A&T. In the virtual tournament, the team uploaded match scores for six competition matches.
The Pi Rho Eagles won the tournament with 1,111 ranking points and the tournament high score of 258 points.
We are so proud of the hard work and dedication of our eleven team members!
SAT Prep Course
Parent Information about upcoming college prep assessments:
PSAT, Pre-ACT, SAT and ACT.
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).
The Spirit Rock at the 4-12 Campus 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.