Plano Christian Academy
Plano Christian Academy (PCA) was a private, Classical, non-denominational Christian school supporting grades K-12. Located in Plano, Texas, PCA utilized the Trivium, a three-stage integrative and cyclical approach to learning that introduces students to many of the influential works that shaped Western civilization.
PCA was first conceived as a private Christian-based educational solution for athletes and artists requiring specialized scheduling. As plans for PCA developed, the board of trustees decided to open enrollment to non-athlete, non-artist students during its inaugural year. With this expansion, the board decided that PCA would be a Christian school with smaller classes (10:1 maximum), block scheduling, shorter hours, spiritual development, and individual attention. PCA opened its doors on the campus of the University of Gymnastics (Plano, TX) in August, 2003 with a student body of 19 in grades 4–11.
Enrollment increased to 45 students by August, 2004. During the 2004-05 school year, PCA developed a long term vision to be a prominent school in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. With this in mind, the school transitioned to a Classical model of education and secured new facilities on the campus of the First Christian Church of Plano. PCA began its third year (August, 2005) with an enrollment of 60 students supporting grades 1–12.
The school's doors were closed in the spring of 2010.
- Plano Christian Academy Handbook: 2006-2007, (Plano, TX: Plano Christian Academy, 2006).
- Official website at the Wayback Machine (archive index)
- Association of Christian Schools International