The Four Different High School Diplomas We Offer at PCA
God has given each of our students a unique and wonderful set of gifts and talents. One of the most amazing parts of our work as educators is seeing these young men and women discover and grow into a sense of who their Creator has made them to be. What happens after graduation, though?
All of those unique gifts and passions translate into many different vocations and callings. That is why we believe it is critically important to offer a differentiated program of study at the high school level. It helps students thrive in their studies or career long after we hand them their diploma and bless them as they press on.
As a Portsmouth Christian Academy high school student, your child will have four different options for a program of study to choose from and each comes with a related, specialized diploma. Which one is right for them? Read about the different options below and do not forget to download our Guide for High School Parents for even more information about all that we offer at PCA.
Which Path Seems Best to You?
Diploma of Distinction
Fine Arts Diploma
College Preparatory Diploma
Relax — You Don’t Need to Decide Right Now!
According to the U.S. Department of Education, almost a third of college students wind up changing their major. Around 10 percent wind up changing more than once! We only bring up to underscore something we hope every parent and high school student will believe — you are only just beginning to chart a course for your future. There is no pressure to get it perfect or even close, right now.
Time and time again, we have seen how God calls students in different ways, and at different times. The best thing you can do in high school is to explore all the academic disciplines as you are able, pay attention to where your gifts come to the surface, pray, and commit your best efforts to what seems clear today. The rest will only ever become clear later on, believe us!
At Portsmouth Christian Academy, we are here for every student through each year of high school. We will help you discern some of your true academic strengths and interests — and plan for a future you are thrilled to pursue. Read more about how we help students plan for their high school studies and college.
There is So Much More to Learn
- A step-by-step to-do list for each grade of high school
- Tips for academic preparation, finding the right college, and the admissions process
- How to understand Honors, AP, and Dual-Enrollment course options