Mission Statement

To provide academic excellence from a Biblical perspective in a secure learning environment, promote student success, and prepare students to influence culture and society for Christ.

 

Unique Characteristics

Classes are characterized by individual attention, enrichment, and acceleration throughout the curriculum. Most classes are taught as “advanced” to prepare students for college. The small classes and the high quality of our students help to rank our graduates among the top in Texas.

The balance of academic and spiritual growth helps establish disciplined study habits in addition to developing responsibility, fostering sportsmanship and citizenship, strengthening moral character and self-esteem, and helping to guide children in decision-making based on Christian principles. A daily Bible study is taught as well as having a weekly Chapel service.

 

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Preschool offers a developmental academic program for children who are 4 years of age by Sept. 1st. Half-day classes are available as well as a 2-day, 3-day, or 5-day option. Kindergarteners must be 5 years of age by Sept. 1st.

In Pre-K and Kindergarten, the children develop reading readiness with a phonetic approach as well as math readiness with manipulatives. They learn responsibility for themselves and their environment. They also enjoy bi-weekly Spanish classes.

Elementary

Our 1st-6th graders have a wide range of opportunities to achieve success in problem-solving group activities, creative and logical thinking, and individual projects. They attend a weekly chapel service, daily Bible classes and a Spanish class as well as computer starting in 5th grade. With small class size and advanced curriculum, our students continually excel in competitive academics in our area.

 

Junior High and High school

Our JH and HS classes participate in a strong academic curriculum as well as extra-curricular activities such as choir, Spanish, art, drumline, computer, and athletics. Our school is a member of TAPPS and competes with public and private schools regularly excelling in all areas. Upon meeting certain qualifications, PCHS students are also eligible for concurrent enrollment at Wayland Baptist University.

 

School history

In the mid 1980’s at least four area families came under the conviction of the Lord that they should seek Christian education for their children. These original families included Larry and Pat Hammit, Eddie and Susie Turner, Mike and Kathie Jackson, and Mike and Pam Hinze. These families recognized the importance of a well-rounded Christ-centered education taught by qualified instructors, and began to pray, asking God to lead them in the right direction for the education of their children.

Two other Christian schools existed in the area at that time, and they were both based on a self-paced curriculum that had a large student-to-instructor ratio. These individuals did not feel this type of education was where the Lord was leading them, and so they sought to start a different type of Christian school, with traditional classrooms, and qualified, educated, and certified teachers. God planted the idea of a Christian school in their hearts and minds, and they sought God’s will by inquiring with area churches about starting just such a school. Brother Bruce of Northside Baptist Church told Eddie that his church had been praying about starting
a Christian school in their church, and he felt that the Lord had led Eddie to him as a result of their prayers.

In the fall of 1985, Plainview Baptist Academy was started utilizing the facilities of Northside Baptist Church. A grade was added each year until the school provided classes all the way through 12th grade. It was obvious that God was blessing the school, and it grew quickly. It was also obvious that the wonderful facilities that God had provided through the generosity of a wonderful congregation of believers, were not going to be able to house the school as it continued to grow.

By the grace of God, and through the provisions of His people, they were able to purchase our present facility in 1989. The building was originally a racquetball facility that housed 6 courts, as well as office and exercise rooms. The parents and supporters of the school worked tirelessly through that first summer to prepare the school for classes in the fall. With the help of some foundation funds, they were able to remodel first one half the building, and then the other, to turn the 6 racquetball courts into 12 classrooms (by adding a second floor to each court). They were also able to convert a large hot-tub and exercise area into a modern kitchen and cafeteria. Since purchasing and remodeling the building, they have also created a football field, and built a modern gymnasium
on the property. Shortly after moving into our new building, they changed the name from Plainview Baptist Academy to Plainview Christian Academy and Plainview Christian High School.

Since then, PCA has continued to grow by leaps and bounds. The PCA facilities now encompass almost an entire city block. Enrollment has climbed and students continuously excel in academics, athletics, and fine arts.