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Cool School: Palmetto Christian Academy

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Faith, family, fun, Palmetto Christian Academy places focus on developing well rounded students, nurturing academic, emotional, and spiritual growth. We're in Mount Pleasant for our Cool School of the week.

Located off of Egypt Road in Mount Pleasant, Palmetto Christian Academy, an outreach ministry of East Cooper Baptist Church was established in 1992. The college preparatory school with 650 students in pre-school through 12th grade, offers a Christian education with an advanced rigorous academic curriculum, highly competitive athletics, and a comprehensive arts program. The goal of PCA is to create lifelong learners, who do all things with excellence, developing critical and biblical thinkers. The school strives to develop students with a heart for God, and a passion to pursue their unique talents.

Headmaster Mike Lindsey says, "I think it's cool because you just meet a lot of great people. You meet a lot of good teachers. It's an active school. Kids are involved. I'll tell you one thing you'll find rather quickly. It's a happy school. There's a lot of pleasure from being here, and enjoying it. It's a great place to spend your day." Fourth grade student Paisley Dybowski says, "It's a really good Christian private school, and every single Wednesday we get to go to something called chapel, and that's where we go and learn about Jesus and worship and talk about God." Trey Lewis, a fourth grade student says, "It's really fun to just do all these projects and teachers are really nice here. It's a really good school here. I like it a lot."

History department chair Richard Cox says, "It breeds that family atmosphere. We're a Christian school, so we work as a partnership with parents and students. We see it on display in anything we offer here. The engagement and the family atmosphere that we have." Senior Katie Quinn says, "I would say it's a Cool School. We have so many student activities. We have math club, spanish club, NHS, tons of things to do, there's sports, tons of things to do especially with worship. Everything is Christ centered, so it grounds everything, so that all the activities you do you know you're doing it for a purpose, and that's what really makes the Cool School cool."

Palmetto Christian Academy is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

PCA offers a variety of sports, football, basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, golf, track, cross-country, soccer, baseball, swimming, and tennis. They have several state championships.

Palmetto Christian Academy really gave News 2's Octavia Mitchell and photojournalist J.L. Summers a wonderful welcome.

They greeted Octavia with music and cheers, and beautiful flowers, but that was just the beginning of the fun and special day they had planned.

We'll show you more special moments later in the week.

Coming up Wednesday on News 2 Today, we'll take a closer look at the unique programs and opportunities available for students at Palmetto Christian Academy.

We want to hear about the good things going on at your school. send an email to octavia at omitchell@wcbd.com, maybe your school will be the next cool school of the week.

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