Each new student is placed at their exact academic level through diagnostic testing. Students work independently in their own "office", in their individually prescribed workbooks (called PACEs). Teachers provide "one on one" instruction as students require assistance. Our low teacher/student ratio ensures that each student receives more than enough help in understanding key concepts.
With this individualized approach, the responsibility of learning is placed on the student while teachers and parents work together to help motivate and support each child. As students learn how to set and complete daily, weekly and yearly goals, they are gaining an important skill, especially when it comes to pursuing post-secondary education!
Lastly, the individualized curriculum emphasizes each child's uniqueness and encourages parental involvement which, in turn, produces academic excellence.
Students at PCA must achieve a minimum of 80% in order to proceed to a new unit in each subject. This standard is achievable by nearly all students, as they have the necessary time to master each concept and are not pushed ahead until they are ready. Having this high standard establishes a pursuit of excellence which is highly sought after in the workforce.