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PCA Hybrid Day-to-Day

 

 A Typical PCA Hybrid On-Campus & Satellite Day

A Typical PCA Hybrid     On-Campus

All academic classes – Student learning focuses on understanding core content, mastering key academic skills, and developing a higher level of understanding with an emphasis on the liberal arts.

In addition, our curriculum integrates skills that equip students for academic success inside and outside the classroom. These skills include, but are not limited to, Dr. Tony Wagner’s 7 Survival Skills (Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence, Accessing and Analyzing Information, Curiosity, and Imagination, Effective Oral and Written Communication, Initiative and Entrepreneurialism, and Agility and Adaptability). All aspects of learning and the PCA Hybrid Culture are taught through a biblical worldview.

Lower School On- Campus Schedule – School begins at 8:00 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) and ends at 3:10 p.m. for Grades K-2. Students attend all their core classes (Language Arts, Math, Science, History and Bible) two days a week. One day a week (Tuesday) includes all their enrichment classes, chapel, and an extended Project-Based Learning.

 

Middle School On- Campus Schedule – School begins at 8:00 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) and ends at 3:20 p.m. for Grades 5-6. Students attend their core and enrichment classes on Tuesday and Thursday. Monday serves as a day for chapel, special.programs and extended Project-Based Learning.

Additional School Activities – Some examples of activities include enrichment/ elective classes, chapel, service project days, Project-Based Learning and other special activities associated with being a part of

the Prestonwood Christian Academy School System. For example, Homecoming week including our Homecoming parade, All School Worship, Operation Christmas Child, attending athletic events, music, art and theatre programs, and more!

A Typical PCA Hybrid  Satellite Day

One of the unique features of PCA Hybrid   is the flexibility of the Satellite School day. Families/students have the option of starting and ending their satellite school day when, where and how they determine works best for them. However, it is recommended that students follow a routine and be provided with a suitable location for the student’s schoolwork to be completed.

Students are provided academic activities/ work for each of their core classes during satellite learning days. In addition, there may be activities provided for their enrichment classes as well. The activities provided by all teachers are important components to the overall success of their learning experience.

 

These activities are designed for students to work independently (unless otherwise instructed) with the oversight of an adult, depending on the age, temperament, and ability of each child.

 Satellite learning days are strategically designed to extend learning in the absence of a teacher’s assistance. However, similar to traditional homework and in- class assignments, teachers monitor student completion and understanding. In   addition, appropriate academic assessment for the satellite learning days is provided.

 

Students can expect an average range of three-to-four hours of work during these days. This allows students to use additional time for reading, working on projects or having the freedom to choose other activities that are important to them.