The educational philosophy of Polk County Christian School is based on the Bible as the sole authority for the contents of our curriculum in evaluating truth, determining practices, and serving as the basis of our faith. The purpose of Christian education is to glorify God by teaching children about God, His laws, and His love, and to strengthen their faith through the educational process.
The Abeka curriculum is the foundation of our academic program. For a more detailed description of our curriculum, please visit the Curriculum page.
Standardized Tests and Evaluations
Standardized tests are given every year in the spring and are administered to kindergarten through eighth grade. The school usually receives the test results in June, and the scores are, then, given to parents/guardians.
Preschoolers will be given evaluations. There are three major developmental areas that will be covered in these evaluations: physical, social, and academic.
The grading system of our school is designed to give parents a true indication of their child’s progress in his or her academic efforts. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are evaluated in two areas: academic and spiritual/social. Kindergarten grade cards reflect “satisfactory” or “needs improvement.” Letter grades are earned in academic subjects for first through eighth-graders. The grading scale for PCCS is shown below:
A+: 100% or higher A: 93-99% A-: 90-92%
B+: 87-89% B: 83-86% B-: 80-82%
C+: 77-79% C: 73-76% C-: 70-72%
D+: 67-69% D: 63-66% D-: 60-62%
F: 59% or below
Christian Teachers and Faculty
The faculty and teachers, as born-again believers, strive to model the life of Christ by integrating the material in their disciplines with the truth of Scripture and by developing personal relationships with their students. As God provides for PCCS, the school has the responsibility to choose the personnel, materials, and curriculum for young people to grow spiritually, academically, and physically into their potential.