"Every student is made in a wonderful and unique way and our job is to prepare them to fulfill their individual calling to the glory of God."
Welcome to Academic 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.
With that in mind, we approach all academics and co-curricular activities as a means to train our students in Christian character and skill sets. Our objective is to offer enrichment in academics, athletics, spiritual training, leadership and fine arts that allows students the opportunity to explore new territory and listen for God’s calling. We know that God has prepared a perfect place for each of our graduates, so we advocate for the best fit
PCA offers 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 arrange a meeting to discuss the requirements and receive pre-approval to ensure course transfer.
Most colleges and universities require SAT or ACT test scores for admission. Here are some helpful tips prior to registering:
- Use your name as it appears on your birth certificate.
- Include PCA's High School Code: 411443.
- 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.
The SAT is offered seven times each year in October, November, December, January, March, May, and June.
The ACT is offered six times each year in September, October, December, February, Apr, and June. Most colleges require that applicants take the optional Writing Section of the ACT at least once. (ACT Plus Writing)
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.
- 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
- On our College Bus Tour we will visit campuses and 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
Here is the Scholarship and Grant Information from the Administration of South Carolina Higher Education.
All high school students are required each year to complete 20 hours of community service.