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Palisades Christian Academy (PCA) encourages students to seek Christ as their personal Savior.  

PCA exists to:

  • provide a challenging learning environment
  • promote high expectations
  • integrate moral values
  • expand knowledge through critical thinking
  • establish courage to enable students to act on their beliefs

Our purpose is to respond to the world's need for students to make "intelligent choices guided by eternal principles."


During PCA’s 2018 mission trip, Maranatha Volunteers International sent a video crew to document PCA’s Bolivia Mission Trip experience. They interviewed several leaders and students and told the story of PCA’s commitment to missions. The video will be shown on national TV, Friday, May 25, on the 3ABN Television Network. In Spokane the program will air on KHBA TV, Channel 35.2 at 7:30 pm. Below is a link for the video that has been posted on the Maranatha web site.

 
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

  1. Bible 
  2. Language Arts  
  3. American History
  4. Math
  5. Physical Education
  6. Science 
  7. Music**     

Grade Eight

  1. Bible
  2. Language Arts
  3. World History
  4. Math or Algebra I
  5. Physical Education
  6. Science
  7. Music**

Grade Nine 

  1. Algebra I  
  2. Bible I*
  3. Earth Science*
  4. English I*
  5. Physical Education
  6. Health/Northwest History*
  7. Music**   

Grade Ten

  1. Geometry or Algebra II
  2. Bible II*
  3. Biology*
  4. English II*
  5. Physical Education
  6. Computer Lit./Keyboarding* 
  7. Music**

 
Grade Nine and Ten Electives

  1. Advanced Choir
  2. Bell Choir 
  3. Concert Band 
  4. Concert Choir
  5. Desktop Publishing / Yearbook
  6. 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.