PCA is woven into the fabric of who Katie Hargrave is. She became a Panther in Kindergarten and attended PCA through 12th grade. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and state teaching certificates from Dallas Baptist University in 2011. After working at Sky Ranch for a year, she returned home as a PCA elementary teacher in 2012. She taught elementary school for 3 years and was a secondary teacher for 6 years.. She has taught a wide range of subjects including New Testament, 8th grade Bible, Senior Worldview, Speech, and Personal Finance.
The Middle School program at PCA is designed to strike a balance between:
- Security and Challenge
- Individuality and Community
- Support and Responsibility
- Requirements and Opportunities
Middle School is the bridge that joins elementary and high school. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders are at a pivotal point in their lives, and indeed they are at the threshold of young adulthood. This transition requires an environment prepared not only to meet the challenges, but prepared to take advantage of the opportunities presented by this special time in a student’s life. The facilities, staff and programs of PCA have been put into place to do just that.
Ultimately, our goal is that we communicate the love of God to young teenagers in the context of an academic environment. We expect them to work hard, so we balance that expectation with the opportunity to play hard. We know that life will shortly pull at them from every direction, so we provide a “connectedness” for them that is rooted and grounded in Christ.
*All electives offered are subject to having enough participants to make a class. Additional offering may be available dependent on interest and staff availability.
- Language Arts
- Math 6 or Honors Math 6
- Social Studies (World History)
- Language Arts
- Math 7 or Honors Math 7
- Social Studies (Texas History)
- English 8
- Math 8 or Algebra I
- Social Studies (U.S. History)
Middle School Electives
- Spanish I (grade 8 only, for high school credit)
- Latin I (grade 8 only, for high school credit)
- Computer Applications
- Theater Arts
Middle School Athletics and Extracurricular Activities
- Volleyball (girls only)
- Cheerleading (girls only)
- 6th Grade - Science
- 7th Grade - Texas History
- 8th Grade - Student Leadership University, San Antonio (optional)