Admissions Policy

Admissions to Palmetto Christian Academy is the responsibility of the Admissions Committee.  Assistance in the admissions process can be received from PCA's Director of Admissions, Lisa Shimakonis.  Several criteria are used to determine if PCA is the right school for your child.

First, PCA enrolls children from Christian families.  At least one parent must profess to be a Christian and give a credible testimony of a relationship with Jesus Christ.  PCA requires all families to regularly attend a local church.  This requirement is made because it is important for the mission and core values of parents and the mission and core values of the school to be closely aligned.

Secondly, admissions testing is required for all prospective students.  The admissions test is used to assess academic proficiency and cognitive development.  PCA uses the NWEA's Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) to measure individual student proficiency against South Carolina State Standards in reading, language, and mathematics. MAP is a computer based, adaptive assessment program that allows for quick and accurate comparison with PCA students, who take the MAP tests twice a year.  In addition, students are to submit the results of any achievement tests taken within the previous two years.  If your child has had a psycho-educational assessment to qualify for an IEP or because of special concerns, these documents should be shared with the gaining principal before the admissions interview takes place.  Test results are confidential and viewed only by the parents and Admissions Committee.

Applications for admission are given prayerful consideration.  There are multiple factors which influence the decisions of the admissions committee such as re-enrollment of current students, siblings of PCA students and ECBC members.

Our Non-Discrimination Policy

Palmetto Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. PCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in adminstration of its educational policies, admission policies, and other school-administered programs.

 

You're Invited to

PCA's Open House
for prospective families

January 25, 2018 

9 am to 10 am   

 

 

Meet students, faculty and staff, and discover why PCA may be the right choice for your family.