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Middle School Minimester

Minimester is a time for specialized learning for students in 5th and 6th grade and is a required event in the Middle School curriculum. Since PCA Minimester is part of the Middle School curriculum, participation is required and all absences not due to illness must be pre-approved.

Fifth Grade


Fifth grade students will work in many different venues on the PCA campus and visit some off campus. Approximate costs are made available during our August Curriculum Night Parent Meeting. Minimester Parent meetings are held in the spring to provide more information including a tentative itinerary, travel details and more.

Information

Fifth grade students will spend the week of March 11-15 visiting and working at several different venues such as an economics and community study through Enterprise City, a visit to the Perot Museum, and a tour of Global Park in Arlington followed with a picnic at the park. Additional activities include hands-on learning with High Touch/High Tech and World War II Day. The cost is $125.00 per student. Details with specific locations to be visited will be provided soon.

Parents will be needed to assist with driving to and from events during the week.

The payment schedule is listed below; however, payment may be made in full anytime prior to February 15. All students are automatically registered for Minimester. Simply click on the "Make A Payment" link to begin making payments.

Deposit due November 28: $31.25

December 20: $31.25

January 15: $31.25

February 15: $31.25

Total: $125.00 per student

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Payment link will be set up by October 31, 2018.

Sixth Grade

Sixth Grade students attend an overnight, outdoor education program at Pine Cove in East Texas. Approximate costs are made available during our August Curriculum Night Parent Meeting. Minimester Parent meetings are held in the spring to provide more information including a tentative itinerary, packing list and more.

Information

Sixth Grade Pine Cove: All Sixth Graders will begin the week on-campus and then travel on Tuesday to Pine Cove Christian Camp for three days filled with fun and learning. Students will then return to PCA to complete the week on Friday at the PCA campus with an early release at 11:30 am.

Activities include: daily devotions, journaling and guided instructional activities as well as scheduled free time.

Travel will be by chartered bus to and from camp with our Sixth Grade faculty and staff as chaperones. The total cost for the Sixth Grade Minimester is $265.00.

Payments are to be made online and may be made in full or paid in increments as listed below. Link for payments will be available in September 2018.

Payments or $66.25 are due on the 15th of: September, October, November, December 2018. Payment in full may be made at any time.

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Seventh Grade Girls

Seventh grade girls will attend an overnight, outdoor education/mission program at Frontier Camp in Grapeland, Texas. Approximate costs are made available during our August Curriculum Night Parent Meeting. Minimester Parent meetings are held in the spring to provide more information including a tentative itinerary, packing list and more.

Information

Seventh Grade Girls Frontier Christian Camp: Grapeland, TX

Our Seventh Grade girls camp theme is SPIRITUAL EMPHASIS. To assist Seventh Grade girls in their personal spiritual development in regards to their: Relationship with God, Understanding of Biblical Identity and Womanhood, Relationship with Others and Purpose/Giftedness.

  • Service work will be included in our itinerary.
  • Activities during free time: horseback riding, ropes course, zip line paddle boats, archery, canoes and outside laser tag.
  • Travel will be by chartered bus to and from camp with our Seventh Grade women faculty and staff as chaperones.
  • Payments are to be made on-line and may be made in full or paid in increments as listed below. Link for payments will be available in September 2018.
  • Payments due the 15th of: September, October, November, December 2018

    Seventh Grade Boys

    The PCA seventh grade boys will attend an overnight, outdoor program at New Life Ranch in Colcord, OK. Approximate costs are made available during our August Curriculum Night Parent Meeting. Minimester Parent meetings are held in the spring to provide more information including a tentative itinerary, packing list and more.

    Information

    Seventh Grade Boys New Life Ranch Camp, Colcord, OK.

    The Outdoor Adventure Trip is an integrated component to an overall Middle School focus in developing a culture that instructs boys in how to become Christ-like men. The trip emphasis is on the“right of passage” for Seventh Grade boys as they quickly become the leaders of our Middle School in the fall.

  • Activities include: daily devotions and journaling, wilderness guided activities (hiking, fire building, shelter building) outdoor competitions, service/work projects.
  • Travel will be by chartered bus / van to and from camp with our Seventh Grade men faculty and staff as chaperones.
  • Payments are to be made on-line and may be made in full or paid in increments as listed below. Link for payments will be available in September 2018.
  • Payments due the 15th of: September, October, November, December 2018

    Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade students have the opportunity of a study trip to Washington, D.C. Approximate costs are made available during our August Curriculum Night Parent Meeting. Minimester Parent meetings are held in the spring to provide more information including a tentative itinerary, packing list and more.

    Eighth Grade Minimester - Washington, D.C.
    Students will travel to our nation’s capital and experience history first hand with visits to all of the war memorials, presidential monuments, the National Archives, the Holocaust Museum, Mt. Vernon, and a trip to Williamsburg. A time of service to a local organization is also on the itinerary.

    Please plan on your student departing early Monday morning and arriving back in the late evening on Friday. We ask that you refrain from making any Spring Break plans that would cause a conflict in the dates of the trip. Due to block seating reservations already in place, we will not be able to accommodate any special arrangements to get students home earlier than scheduled.

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    PAYMENT SCHEDULE –All payments are made directly to Joshua Expeditions.

    Joshua Expeditions policy: There will be a late fee automatically added to each late payment. To allow us to provide quality service, this will be strictly enforced.

    Late fees will be applied to payments that are not received by the scheduled payment due dates. Joshua Expeditions will not be responsible for lost payments.

    All fees will be the financial responsibility of the traveler.

    NSF/Returned check fees: There will be a returned check fee of $35.00 for each returned check and late fees will apply to payments that are late due to returned checks.

    Late Registration fees: There will be a late registration fee of $50.00 for all travelers that submit their application and deposit more than 30 days after the deposit due date. The late registration fee is in addition to any airline fees, additional airfare or activity costs.

    PLEASE NOTE: Final payments are due in full 60 days prior to departure. If final payment is not received by the final payment due date, we reserve the right to cancel any traveler from the trip. If a traveler is cancelled due to non-payment, the standard cancellation policy will apply.

    COST OF TRIP: $1700.00 per student/travel insurance is not included

    Deposit due on or before September 30th: $175.00

    1st payment $381.25 due on October 1st

    2nd payment $381.25 due on November 1st

    3rd payment $381.25 due on December 1st

    4th payment $381.25 due on January 11th***

    ***Full payment not received by the January payment due date may result in the student losing their place on the trip. All payments must be received so that travel arrangements may be confirmed. See cancellation information above and on the Joshua Expeditions registration agreement.

    Late fees will be applied to payments that are not received by the scheduled payment due dates. Joshua Expeditions will not be responsible for lost payments.

    The cost of the trip includes all meals, entry & baggage fees and gratuities. Students may bring extra money for souvenirs.

    Travel Insurance: Please note that travel insurance is included in the price of the trip.