Governor Kay Ivey Affirms 2019 National Blue Ribbon School Designation During School Assembly
Prattville Christian Academy was honored with a visit from Governor Kay Ivey during a school assembly recognizing its recent National Blue Ribbon School designation. PCA students of all ages listened attentively as Governor Ivey, the first seated Governor to visit the school’s campus, made her congratulatory remarks.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a U.S. Department of Education award program that recognizes exemplary public and non-public schools. PCA was named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School by Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education, earlier this school year. Of the 362 schools recognized throughout the country and only 50 non-public schools, PCA’s is recognized as an exemplary high performing school in academic achievement and scored within the top 15% percent in the nation in elementary and middle school standardized test scores. The National Blue Ribbon designation is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.
“It’s a tremendous honor to recognize Prattville Christian Academy and their dedication to raising up the next generation of Alabamians,” said Governor Kay Ivey. “Education is vital to the future successes of this great state, and PCA is to be commended for their proven strategies, passionate faculty and staff members, and high-achieving students.”
Founded in 1997, Prattville Christian Academy is a private school dedicated to providing academic excellence, with an emphasis on life readiness skills, in a caring, Christian environment. PCA strives to incorporate curricula and enrichment to nurture the diverse needs of the whole student within a family atmosphere. Students have access to a range of opportunities through a resource program for struggling students, dyslexia intervention, and gifted classes for high-ability students. Students are challenged to build curiosity and solve problems for themselves, classmates, and the community.
“This is a huge honor for PCA, and is a direct result of the day-in-and-day-out work of the entire PCA family,” said Kim Stephenson, PCA’s academic director. When all parts of the school work together to achieve small victories, the result is astounding. PCA’s culture supports excellence in education and provides students with the tools necessary to be successful in academics and life.”
The coveted National Blue Ribbon School designation affirms the passion of PCA’s faculty and staff members, the dedication of the family unit, and the local community in supporting PCA’s mission, as well as the students who work tirelessly to master challenging and engaging content.