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During the 2015-2016 school year, PCA's 7th through 10th grade students were given the opportunity to go to The Dominican Republic on a short-term mission trip. Ruth Lenz led the group of 42 students, parents, and staff on this Maranatha Volunteers International trip. This video was produced by the 9th and 10th grade Computer Literacy class. Each student who traveled voiced part of the narration. Many are reading their own words, written in reflection of the impact the trip had on their lives. We hope you enjoy the video.
Students in the upper grade levels of Palisades Christian Academy expand their learned knowledge base through the application of a more challenging and rigorous curriculum. Opportunities to demonstrate intellectual competencies increase, students are encouraged to exercise more self-discipline and independent capabilities, there is more focus and emphasis on social and moral attitudes and students are prompted to develop their leadership abilities; but most importantly, students are inspired to strengthen their relationships with God.

Palisades Christian Academy’s grades seven through ten are departmentalized so that the student may develop more of the study techniques which will be used in higher education. This method enables the student to establish goals, assume responsibility, and understand concepts more thoroughly. It involves purposeful homework, more mature attitudes, and a greater sense of achievement.

The following is the typical program of a student in grades seven through ten:
Grade Seven
Language Arts  
American History

Physical Education
Grade Eight
Language Arts
World History
Math or Algebra I
Physical Education

Grade Nine 
Algebra I  
Bible I*
Earth Science*
English I*
Physical Education
Health/Northwest History*

Grade Ten
Geometry or Algebra II
Bible II*
English II*
Physical Education
Computer Lit./Keyboarding* 

    Grade Nine and Ten Electives
    Advanced Choir
Bell Choir 
Concert Band 
Concert Choir
Desktop Publishing / Yearbook
Worship Leadership

*Courses may be taught on an alternate year basis.
**One music is required each year.  All 7th to 10th grade students must take either band or choir.

Every effort is made by faculty and board to harmonize the school curriculum for continuing education at high school and beyond to a higher education. If the program for grades seven through ten is successfully completed, the student will have no difficulty in attaining junior standing in a four-year high school.