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Pineapple Cove Classical Academy's High School Program

The journey of a high school student at Pineapple Cove Classical Academy will occur progressively, culminating in the junior and senior years.  Below, we lay out each year’s primary focus:  9th grade as the Foundational Year, 10th grade as the Learning Year, 11th grade as the Working Year, and 12th grade as the Decision Year.  The 9th and 10th grades are a time for building a strong academic foundation and beginning conversations about post-graduation plans.  The 11th and 12th grades are when students must work diligently to complete the testing, application, and decision-making process for college.  We will provide information and support to students over these four years by notifying them of testing dates, school-sponsored and regional events, and other important deadlines and by advising students on how to use their time wisely in high school and define their future goals and direction.

Click here for our high school Course Catalogue for 2021-2022.

Click here for our graduation requirements.

Applying for College

  • Think about your career plans and interests and decide which school is right for you.
  • Narrow your college choice list to 3 – 5 schools. Pick your dream school as well as a safety school. Always have a backup plan.
  • Start visiting college campuses.
  • Develop your résumé for employment or educational experiences. This is your chance to sell yourself!
  • Many college applications require an essay. Begin your outline and develop your essay. Remember, your English teachers and counselors are here to help.
  • Submit applications as soon as possible as competition is fierce. Ask teachers, coaches, mentors, and counselors to write a letter of recommendation. Give at least a week’s notice along with a copy of your résumé. Don’t forget to write a thank-you note!
  • Request official copies of your transcript from the guidance office to send to the colleges where you apply.
  • Keep copies of all forms, essays, and other documents that you submit.
  • Use caution with email addresses, Facebook, and other social media accounts. Email addresses/Facebook postings that are off-color or show poor taste may affect college admission decisions.
  • If you haven’t taken ACT or SAT exams sign up to do so immediately.

The Florida State University System Admissions Matrix contains important information about state colleges and application deadlines.

2021-2022 SAT/ACT Test Dates

Click here for this year’s test dates.

Bright Futures

Did you know in your senior year you MUST complete an application to receive the Bright Futures Scholarship? Click here for step-by-step directions! Beginning October 1, you can complete the senior application process by going to https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPHome/SAPHome

  • Under First Time Applicants
  • Click on Create a Student Account
  • Once you have an account created go back to the home page and log into your account and complete the Florida Financial Aid Application, FFAA.

You can and SHOULD complete this application even if you have not completed your volunteer hours or have your desired test scores. Bright Futures will match that information to you as it comes.

Don’t forget to turn your volunteer hours in to your school counselor.  They are required for the 2021 graduates.  The only way to get them on your transcript is to submit them to your school counselor.  The earlier the better!

Click here for the complete Bright Futures Handbook.

Click here for the current Bright Futures Eligibility Matrix.

FAFSA

Want Money for College?

FAFSA can help. Beginning October 1st students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA. Students who complete the FAFSA early can receive up to twice the amount of state and institutional aid as those who complete it later. Don’t delay – be ready on October 1st!

Step 1: Create an account (FSA ID): https://fsaid.ed.gov (student and parent must have separate FSA ID’s)

Step 2: Sign in and begin: FAFSA.gov

To be offered a financial package from a state university you must complete the FAFSA.

 

 Seal of Biliteracy of the State of Florida

Click here for more information on the State of Florida Seal of Biliteracy eligibility requirements.

Academic Clubs:  Students participate in academic clubs such as Junior Classical League and Student Council.

National Honor Society:  Officers and class representatives are elected and mentored.  They meet following parliamentary procedure, develop proposals, collaborate with school leadership, and coordinate initiatives to serve the community and student body.

Trailblazer: PCCA produces its own yearbook as a student-led project from idea conception to production.

Sports: Offerings include Men’s Varsity and Junior-Varsity Basketball, Soccer, Track and Cross Country; Women’s Varsity and Junior-Varsity Volleyball, Cheerleading, Dance, Basketball, Track, and Cross Country.

Extracurricular Activities:  Offerings include Frisbee Club, Advanced Art Club, Chess Club, Student Council, Junior Classical League, Poetry Club, Steel Drums, Choir, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Advanced Strings Ensemble, and Ukulele.

Student Experiences: Students in eighth grade visit Washington, D.C.; tenth grade students visit St. Augustine; twelfth grade students culminate their classical education experience with a trip to Europe.