Academic Guidance


"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 in college and post-high school training for each student.


Emily Faile 
Academic Counselor
(843) 881-9967 Ext. 2087

Dual Credit 

PCA offers students the opportunity to take college level courses that also fulfill high school graduation requirements. PCA offers dual high school/college credit courses in the following:

Spanish 101
Spanish 102
Introduction to Computer Science
American Government and Politics

Students may also enroll in other dual credit courses at local colleges as approved by the Guidance Department.

Standardized Testing

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, April, and June. Most colleges require that applicants take the optional Writing Section of the ACT at least once. (ACT Plus Writing) 



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.

  • 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 South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.


Community Service

All high school students are required each year to complete 20 hours of community service.

 School Profile

Information regarding our course of study, standardized testing scores, and college placement and scholarships can be found on our school profile.