Academics

Washington DC Trip 2

Guidance Office

Welcome to College Guidance! Our goal at Palmetto Christian Academy is to help our students find the best fit for higher education. Whether they are scientists, authors, theologians, athletes or mathematicians, the Lord has prepared a perfect place for them. As they mature, we intentionally lead our students toward discerning that place.

Dual Credit 

PCA will offer to seniors the opportunity to take local college credit courses and receive both high school credits for graduation and college credits that can be transferred to the college they attend after graduation.  Through dual credit a senior may replace up to three PCA courses; senior level math, science, and one elective.
If you are interested, please contact Sally Pascutti, Guidance Director, to arrange a meeting to discuss the requirements and receive pre-approval to ensure course transfer. 
 

Standardized Testing

Most colleges and universities require SAT or ACT test scores for admission.

The SAT is offered seven times each year – October, November, December, January, March, May and June. Register for the SAT at http://www.collegeboard.org/.

The ACT is offered six times each year – September, October, December, February, April and June. Most colleges require that applicants take the optional Writing section of the ACT at least once (ACT Plus Writing). Register for the ACT at http://www.actstudent.org/.

When you register:

  1. Use your name as it appears on your birth certificate.
  2. Include PCA's High School Code: 411443.
  3. Identify the colleges to which you would like your scores sent. At the time of registration, SAT and ACT both allow you to send scores free to 4 different recipients. Additional score reports require a fee.  ACT college codes are found at http://www.actstudent.org/scores/scodes/.   SAT college codes are found at http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-code-search.

College Focus

College Focus is a class designed to prepare our students' hearts, souls, minds, and strengths for college. Taken in the 11th grade, students focus on preparing academically, socially, and spiritually for college.

Coursework includes:

  • SAT Preparation
  • ACT Preparation
  • Financial Peace Personal Finance
  • College Research
  • Career, Personality, Interest, and Spiritual Gift Assessments
  • Campus Ministry Speakers
  • Campus Visits to Local and Regional Colleges
  • College Representative Visits
  • College File Preparation—Common Application, essays, scholarships, college admission requirements, recommendations
  • Attributes of God Study

Our College Bus Tour will be held on March 9-10, 2017. These campus visits will expose students to a wide variety of colleges — large and small, public and independent, professional and liberal arts, urban and rural, Christian and secular.

Scholarship and Grant Information from the Administration of South Carolina Higher Education 

Scholarship Brochure (SC Lottery Scholarship)

 

Community Service

PCA Community Service Form

20 hours of community service are required by all high school students each school year.