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Welcome to the Guidance Office page of the PCA Middle School!

The Middle School Guidance Counselor at PCA has much to offer students and families in the areas of guidance, counseling, support and services. The program is developmental by design and includes activities organized and implemented by our licensed school counselor with the support of teachers, the Campus Ministry Team, administrators, students and parents. Our school counseling program delivers services in a variety of areas such as:

  1. School/Spiritual Life Counseling Curriculum
  2. Individual Planning
  3. Responsive Services
  4. Program Support

Gender Specific Training Emphasis


An important training emphasis for PCA Middle School students is our new gender specific training emphasis called Society of Sisters and Pride of Brothers. This emphasis is designed to be incorporated into PCA culture and to become a long-term strategy that will cultivate the hearts and minds of our Middle School students.

The purpose of these two programs is to more effectively produce students who represent the Portrait of a Graduate and who value the principles of the PCA Code of Honor. Therefore, it has been determined that an additional specific focus on training our Middle School girls and boys separately be incorporated into our current school training programs and culture. It is important to note that the overall goal is to “train the heart” thus creating a school culture where boys and girls understand God’s unique purpose for their lives as stated in the PCA Code of Honor, “Recognizing, with Christ-like humility that our purpose is to live for God’s Greater Glory inspires an environment of integrity, honor and character. It is this intrinsic inspiration that produces authentic school pride and cultivates an environment of self-governance that transcends rules and regulations.”

It is without question that the most important aspect of the success of this gender specific training emphasis is the relationship between parent, student and school. Our goal is to work alongside each family to help train students to become the men and women God has called them to become. We all must see the value of and be committed to the success of this culture shaping emphasis.

Our Middle School has a calendar of special activities for the Society of Sisters and Pride of Brothers 5th through 8th grade with many including parent involvement throughout the year.


Society of Sisters/Pride of Brothers
5th/6th Grade Meeting Dates:

Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 4, Jan 22, Feb 26, Apr 9, May 7

5th Grade Society of Sisters - 8:15 a.m. - PBC "The Edge" 3rd Floor Children's Building

6th Grade Pride of Brothers - 8:15 a.m. - PCA Lower School lunch room

5th Grade Society of Sisters - 11:45 a.m - PBC "The Edge" 3rd Floor Children's Building

6th Grade Pride of Brothers - 11:45 a.m. - PBC Room A210/211 2nd Floor Main Church

Society of Sisters: Mrs. Denise Thornton

Pride of Brothers 5th Grade: - Mr. Gabe Boyd

Pride of Brothers 6th Grade: - Mr. Phil Armstrong


Parent Meeting - Dates/Handouts/Articles


October 27, 2017 PCA Upper School Horner Training Center 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

February 16, 2018 PCA Upper School Horner Training Center 8:00 -9:00 a.m.

Rising Grade Levels

Rising 5th

Information to be posted in Spring 2018

Rising 6th

Information to be posted in Spring 2018

Rising 7th

Information to be posted in Spring 2018

Rising 8th

Information to be posted in Spring 2018

Denise Thornton

Denise Thornton

Middle School Guidance Counselor
PCA Plano, Middle School