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PCA Selects New Upper School Principal

By PCA News Stories

Portsmouth Christian Academy (PCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jordan Heckelmann as the new Principal of PCA’s Upper School.

Heckelmann, who has taught 8th Grade at PCA since 2016, was selected after a year-long search for the right candidate to lead the school’s Upper School, which serves students in grades 9-12. Read More

The Lower School Art Show Goes Virtual

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The month of May has always been a “showcase” month for PCA’s Fine Arts program, and no pandemic can get in our way! Thanks to great technology and creative students at home, the Art Show is chock full of beautiful masterpieces. The blessing of having this virtual art show is that it can be easily shared with you! Grab a lemonade and enjoy the amazing work of our PCA students. Read More

PCA Adds Exciting New Courses for Fall 2020

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Portsmouth Christian Academy (PCA) is making big plans for next year. While much of the details of the 2020-2021 school year are uncertain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PCA is moving forward with plans to add several courses to the Upper School schedule in the fall. In response to student interest, the fall course offerings list will include five new additions: Botany, Zoology, Election 2020, Engineering, and Jazz Band.

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PCA Art Classes Create Digital Art Gallery for Local Nursing Homes

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In this world of social distancing and increasing guidelines and restrictions on our regular way of life, technology has repeatedly become the solution to overcome barriers of social distancing. In an effort to spread love and compassion to the elderly during this time, Portsmouth Christian Academy Art Teacher Susie Stevens and her elementary art classes have used technology to bring encouragement to the residents of six local assisted living and nursing homes in Dover (Bellamy Fields, Maple Suites, Residence at Silver Springs) and in Rochester (Rochester Manor and Desiree’s Place). 

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PCA Launches Tech Exchange to Support Distance Learning

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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