Over the course of the school year, grandparents, parents, faculty and students meet four times for All School Worship. This is a highlight for everyone as we meet in the Prestonwood Baptist Church Worship Center to reflect on the goodness of the Lord through the highlight of grandparents, diversity, student mission trips and corporate worship.
For more than 20 years, SYATP has been about students leading in prayer on campuses all over the United States and the world. Traditionally, it is held on the fourth Wednesday of September. At PCA, Lower School students gather by grade level at various times throughout their day to pray. Middle School and Upper School students, faculty and parents gather every year at 7:00 a.m. around the school’s flagpole to pray for our school, leaders and country.
Homecoming week is a great time for families and alumni to come and enjoy great fellowship and football with friends and family. The entire week is full of fun events for everyone to enjoy. Students enjoy spirited dress up days and Upper School students participate in class float building and hall decorating. We conclude the week with an on-campus parade and pep-rally to gear up for that night’s football game and the presentation of the homecoming court.
Cowboys vs. Aliens Dress-Up Day
Faculty Competition at the Pep Rally
Seniors 2017 HOCO Float "Time Flies When You're Having Fun!"
The Junior-Senior Banquet is a formal event held off-campus in April. This is a unique PCA tradition as students from the Junior class honor the outgoing Seniors and their parents by presenting each Senior with a beautifully framed certificate containing a character quality and Bible verse that best represents the biblical qualities and traits they have demonstrated during their time at PCA.
While many schools simply read the names of their graduates, at Prestonwood Christian Academy the commencement ceremony remains a special occasion for the students and their families. As students approach the stage to receive their diplomas, they have a special prayer time with their parents before walking across the stage while their name is being read. Additionally, a character trait is assigned to each student and read along with their name. After each Senior has been announced, there is a special commissioning time where the torch is literally passed from one class to the next as graduates light the candles of next year’s Senior class and extinguish their own as a symbol that their work at PCA is finished! Graduation at PCA is solemn, special and a celebration all at the same time!