With lingering uncertainty about how the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact our lives as we approach the fall, you may be wondering what you can expect from your child’s school in terms of on-site instruction at the start of the school year. While schools throughout the country are taking varying approaches, PCA has been preparing since March to bring students back to campus safely. This will be made possible in the fall through a unique and customized hybrid learning approach that is designed to serve the needs of our community. Read More
At Portsmouth Christian Academy, we know that we are better when we’re together. We’re called to live in community with one another; to live, to learn, and to worship with one another in a way that brings glory to God. As a school, community is an important part of what we do. We recognize that educating children means partnering with parents, and the Better Together Blog is one way for us to partner with you. You’ll find this blog to be a resource for topics related to education, parenting, and more. Check in regularly to hear from PCA faculty, staff, and students, and to learn about the things that we value the most here at PCA.
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Summertime offers a welcome break from traditional academic work and learning. This year in particular, after ending with the unexpected season of distance learning, we’re welcoming summer vacation with open arms. Learning doesn’t stop in the summertime, though. There are many ways to continue learning during this vacation from school: one of the most important is reading! Read More
None of these images pass the six-feet social distancing test, so how does a school like Portsmouth Christian Academy (PCA), with a strong emphasis on the arts, continue educating students in the visual arts, theatre, and music? Read More
Fortunately, academic institutions across the globe have made plenty of projects, exhibits, and educational information available to the public. We’ve compiled a list of some of the fun and instructional activities for you to try out with your child during this vacation. Read More
Now everything is different. Your children stay in their PJs for most of the day. Mediating disagreements and monitoring screen time is becoming your full-time job. On top of that, you may be feeling responsible for making sure that your children are learning during this time. Read More
Why the transition?
It’s our mission. Though these are trying times for all, the mission of PCA remains steadfast: to deliver a Christ centered education. It is no coincidence that our core value focus this year is Compassionate Community, which we define as “service and love in action.” As a school, we have been given an opportunity to show compassion and serve one another in ways we never would have imagined. Through this lens of compassion, we continue to find new ways to partner with our families to provide an excellent, Christ-centered education. Read More
A guest post from Dr. Deborah Osgood
The current pandemic has disrupted life as we know it here at home and across the globe. As we all do our part to flatten the curve and limit the spread of COVID-19, most of us are spending a lot of time at home. While this certainly requires a huge adjustment for us and our families, it does not have to be stressful. As an expert in behavior and work life, two areas where we’re all adjusting, I want to share these tips to not simply survive, but to thrive during these challenging times. Read More
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