1) What is changing?
Pacific West Christian Academy and Anchorpoint Christian Schools have joined together to become Pacific Point Christian Schools. This partnership will enable us to broaden our service offerings to preschool through high school aged students.
Mission Statement:To be gospel-centered and mission-focused in educating, nurturing and preparing students’ minds and hearts for use in God’s kingdom.
2) Why are Pacific West Christian Academy and Anchorpoint Christian Schools joining together?
God has blessed us with the opportunity and resources to expand Christian education in our local community. By strategically joining forces, Pacific Point embraces a comprehensive educational offering.
3) What academic programs will Pacific Point Christian Schools be offering?
- Ages potty-trained to kinder readiness (approx. ages 3-5) • Academic and social preparation for kindergarten @ Kelton Campus
- Grades K-5 • Strong Biblical & academic foundation in a nurturing environment with a well-balanced enrichment program. • ACSI/WASC Accredited at Mantelli Campus
- Grades 6–8 (Junior High) • College Preparatory track • ACSI/WASC Accredited • Core curriculum (6th – 8th) will be consistent with PWCA’s at Pacheco Campus.
- High School (traditional College Prep)
CSU and UC approved classes and electives will be offered • Electives will focus on music/performing arts, technology and sports at Pacheco Campus.
High School (General education, vocational, and accelerated/early college track) • Personalized Learning Solutions (accelerated, independent studies, home school programs, early college and credit recovery.) • ACSI/WASC Accredited at Downtown Gilroy Campus
4) How will the Preschool and Elementary schools be affected?
We don’t anticipate any major changes in staffing or programs to either program.
5) Where is the Pacheco Pass Campus?
The Pacheco Pass Campus is located at 2220 Pacheco PassHwy,Gilroy, 6 miles one way from South Valley Community Church, Kelton Campus. Estimated travel time is 11 minutes.
6) Why is PWCA’s current junior high program moving to the Pacheco Pass campus?
We are taking our excellent teachers and high quality junior high program and moving to a much larger and better equipped campus. This will expand learning opportunities and enable us to offer many more exciting extracurricular activities. Some of the facility highlights include larger classrooms, dedicated chapel, student café, student quad area, recording studio, locker rooms, weight room, football and soccer fields, baseball & softball fields, sand volleyball court, outdoor basketball courts and a handball court.
7) Will transportation be offered to and from the Pacheco Pass campus?
Bus transportation will be offered based on student need. A minimum of 30 students will have to sign up in order to offer transportation. The exact West Gilroy pick up/drop-off location is yet to be determined. The estimated cost per student per month is $200. Carpooling will also be encouraged.
8) When will the school day start?
Our plan is to stagger start times to allow families with students at multiple campuses necessary travel time between sites.
9) Will Pacific Point offer before and after school care?
We currently offer extended care at the elementary campus. This will not change. We also plan to offer extended care at the Pacheco Pass campus and will seek parent input as we continue the planning process.
10) How will students be placed in the junior high and high school programs?
Students will be placed based on admissions criteria, including academic achievement (grades and test scores), educational goals,discipline records,and available programs.
11) Will tuition be changing?
Those who re-enroll by 02/14/14 will be guaranteed the current 2013/2014 PWCA and Anchorpoint tuition rates for the upcoming school year. It is important to note that it is at the heart of our new district board’s philosophy to keep Christian education as affordable as possible.
12) Will there be teaching staff changes?
We anticipate the current PWCA junior high staff will move to the Pacheco Pass campus and additional staff will be added as needed.
13) What will the Pacific Point college prep campus culture be like for students?
We plan to offer a safe, peaceful, God-centered, family atmosphere that fosters academic excellence through a Biblical world-view. There will be plenty of room for active, enthusiastic, junior high and high school students!
14) Will Pacific Point Christian junior high and high school offer a sports program?
Based on participation levels, Pacific Point will offer a complete sports program to all male and female athletes enrolled in grades 6-12. Sports may include football, basketball, baseball, cross country, track & field, softball, soccer, cheerleading and volleyball. Eligibility requirements must be met in order to play.
15) School Colors, Logo and Mascot?
District-wide school colors: Purple, Silver and Black / School Mascot: Lion
16) Will uniforms be changing at the elementary (K-5) campus?
Since the school colors are changing, the uniforms will be changing. However, ample transition time will be given to adjust to the change. During this transition time, the current uniforms will be allowed.
17) Will uniforms be required at the junior high and high school campuses?
No, a dress code however will be in place.
18) When can we tour the Pacheco Pass Campus?
Pacific Point will be holding an Open House/Family Event/BBQ on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the Pacheco Pass campus. Priority tours will be given at that time. More information will follow. Dates for other Open House opportunities are TBD.
19) How do I enroll?
To enroll for the 2014/2015 school year, please pick up a re-enrollment/enrollment packet from your nearest Pacific Point Christian School location or go to www.pwca-edu.org/admissiontofilloutanonline application. Current PWCAstudents can re-enroll through Parents Web or pickup a paper copy at the school office.
Thank you for your prayers and support as we move into the future.