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Prestonwood Christian Academy School System is proud to announce that Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) again awarded Exemplary Accreditation for another five years.

ACSI Exemplary Accreditation is designed for high performing schools who are seeking to be held to higher standards for all programs and operations. Exemplary schools are expected to effectively meet the Inspire standards and indicators at a high level as well as the modified and additional indicators contained within the Exemplary Addendum. 

“We just went through the ACSI accreditation process, and it was a big deal,” said Dr. Michael Goddard, PCA Superintendent. “Sometimes you hear about Christian schools or private schools not having a lot of accountability, but that’s just not true. We went through a hard process that has taken multiple months.”

In addition to simply meeting the indicators at an effective or highly effective level, an ACSI school must have a demonstrable history of exemplary programs and practices in governance, executive leadership, school viability, academic instruction, student learning, spiritual formation, and overall school culture (a vibrant, Christ-centered ethos among students, faculty, and leadership). The school must demonstrate a commitment to ongoing school improvement, evidenced by stakeholder feedback, multiple forms of data, and past accreditation reports to drive successful school improvement initiatives.

“ACSI accredits hundreds of schools. We did the math and about 2% of their schools achieve Exemplary status,” said Dr. Shannon Cole, Assistant Superintendent and PCA Plano Head of School. “I am so grateful for families who sacrifice to have their students here. As I think about our Academic offering, I want parents to know the value of what they are getting. Our teachers are exemplary, and that is why we have obtained this incredible status!” 


Prosper Mayor Proclamation “PCA North Day”

Town of Prosper Mayor David Bristol made an important proclamation emphasizing the significance of Friday, October 6, marking a special day for PCA North. He stated, “I, David. F. Bristol, Mayor of the Town of Prosper, Texas, do hereby proclaim October 6, 2023, as Prestonwood Christian Academy North Day in the town of Prosper, Texas, and I hereby extend my best wishes and sincere congratulations on the occasion of reaching this 10-year anniversary.”

Not only is it the 10-year anniversary of PCA North, the day marked the school’s first official Homecoming which recognized the graduating class of 2023. The celebration began with a parade in the morning featuring Mayor Bristol on a fire truck along with other impressive floats and vehicles. The parade was followed by a pep rally at the PCA North football stadium which was packed with students, parents, faculty and staff.

Mayor Bristol congratulated the school and its Kingdom education impact. PCA North finished the day naming their first ever Homecoming King and Queen at the football game that evening.

PCA North is part of the Prestonwood Christian Academy School System which serves students in the Dallas Metroplex and virtually throughout the world. More than 2,200 students are enrolled at four campuses: PCA Plano (Pre-K3 through 12th Grade), PCA North in Prosper (Pre-K3 through 12th Grade), PCA Hybrid (a three-day in classroom/two-day at home program) and PCA Online. St. Timothy Christian Academy in Plano serves students with learning differences. PCA North is celebrating its 10-year anniversary growing from 52 students to serving 646 today. PCA North is accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year. Go to for more information.


PCA School System Faculty & Staff Volunteer across Dallas!

More than 250 PCA School System teachers and staff took time to volunteer with community partners!

PCA School System faculty & staff spent a morning volunteering in the community with partners like Grace Bridge food pantry in Celina, Grace Bridge Resale in Frisco, Minnie’s Food Pantry, Metrocrest Services, Neighbors Serving Neighbors Food Pantry and more. It was a great pause in the busyness of getting ready for school in order to serve God in North Texas!

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Katie McDonald
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Prestonwood Christian Academy
6801 W. Park Blvd.
Plano, Texas 75093