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Making it Work: The Distance Learning Checklist

By Better Together Blog
Learning from home can seem appealing when one thinks of unrushed mornings, working in pajamas, and getting up to move around whenever desired. However, while some of the options surrounding distance learning seem amazing, it’s important to give thought as to how well it is working for you. The following checklist is intended to assist your child(ren) and you in making the most of learning in these unusual times and to feel comfortable reaching out to your school if you find that things are not working smoothly.   Read More

PCA Launches Tech Exchange to Support Distance Learning

By PCA News Stories

When Portsmouth Christian Academy (PCA) announced the transition to distance learning on March 13, they knew that there would be unexpected challenges in bringing nearly 500 students up to speed with a remote education format. While the transition was mostly smooth for students who had their own computers and devices, there were some families who found the transition challenging because of a lack of hardware.   Read More

Quarantine in Wonderland

By Better Together Blog
On our family’s recent February break trip to Arizona, a flight attendant pulled me aside while exiting the plane. It was past eleven o’clock at night, and I was weary from a day of packing, rushing, and entertaining in-flight children for nearly six hours. Holding my youngest child and dragging a carry-on, I worried, “Oh no, what have I done wrong?” Read More

Trusting God’s Faithfulness

By Better Together Blog
Written by Dennis Runey, Headmaster Emeritus at Portsmouth Christian Academy

We’re hearing a lot these days about the uncertainty affecting our nation. Personal questions abound for people as they relate to jobs, schooling and relationship connections.

Businesses face many of these same issues, and it makes me reflect on PCA’s own time of uncertainty and the choice we had to trust God or wrestle with doubt and fear. Read More

Distance Learning: What it’s Teaching Us

By Better Together Blog

Distance learning was an unexpected change to the routine and instruction model for many schools around the world last week, including ours. Thanks to the hard work and tenacity of teachers, administratorsand parents, PCA began the temporary shift to distance learning almost two weeks ago, and we’ve learned a lot already! In addition to the academic learning of our students in these last two weeks, here are five important things we’re learning:   Read More