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Revision History

Revision 01:  Revised 2-28-15.  Removed Date from the title page.  Added revision history page as page number 2.  Revised Implementation Statement to say that progress towards these goals will be evaluated by the board and the administrator per the attached schedule.  Added evaluation schedule as the last page of this document
Revision 02:  Revised 3-19-15.  Reviewed and update the Financial long range goals
Revision 03:  Revised 4-16-15.  Reviewed and updated Governance long range goals
Revision 04:  Revised 9-17-15.  Reviewed and updated Student long range goals
Revision 05:  Revised 7-21-16.  Reviewed and updated Facilities long range goals
Revision 06:  Revised 1-19-17.  Reviewed and updated Faculty, Program and Curriculum plans.  Removed Summary and Chronological Synopsis of plans.  Added summary Demonstration of Consistency statement.
Revision 07:  Revised 4-27-17.  Reviewed and updated Governance and Faculty long range goals. Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood

Page:            Contents:
          Title Page
          Revision History
3        Contents, Origination Statement
4        Mission, Vision, Values
5        Ends Policies
6        Governance Plans
7        Financial Plans
8        Faculty Plans
9        Curriculum Plans
10        Student Plans
12        Facility Plans
13        Program Plans
14          Annual Monitoring Schedule

Origination Statement
    The development of this document involved broad input from the stakeholders of Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood.  This document was developed during a planning session in February, 2010, with representatives of parents, faculty and board of Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood present.  The document was further developed by the board and endorsed at the board’s July 15, 2010 meeting.  The board of Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood currently consists of 9 members (2 community members elected by the board and 7 parent members elected by the parents of the school).  The administrator and one faculty representative attend board meetings as ex officio members.  During 2016 -2017, the plans were updated with input from parents and faculty.

Implementation Statement
    These goals and plans will be implemented by the Board of Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood.  Administrative details will be the responsibility of the administrator of the school, in accordance with the policies of the school.  Progress towards these goals will be evaluated by the board and the administrator per the attached schedule.  The chair of the board is responsible for placing these plans on the board’s agenda.

Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood
Statement of mission, vision, values:

Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood provides an environment of academic excellence and Christian nurture to prepare students for godly living.

Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood will join with parents to prepare its students spiritually, academically, socially, and physically so they may make a positive impact for Christ wherever God calls them.

Passion for learning 
Christian thinkers 
Accountability for students, parents, teachers, board 
Growth in Christ

Demonstration of consistency between the school’s vision, mission statement, and long range plan:  In order to carry out the mission and pursue the vision of the school, adequate planning and progress in each of the areas delineated in this document will be necessary.  The goals and plans in this document are consistent with the school’s vision and mission.

Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood will join with parents to prepare its students spiritually, academically, socially, and physically so they may make a positive impact for Christ wherever God calls them. 

1.1 Students will develop spiritually:
1.1.1. Students will understand God’s plan of salvation.
1.1.2. Students will give evidence of God-honoring character through their lifestyles.
1.1.3. Students will begin to identify their God-given talents and abilities.
1.1.4. Students will be prepared to use their God-given talents and abilities to honor Christ wherever God calls them.

1.2 Students will develop academically: 
1.2.1. Students will interpret all knowledge through the truth as revealed in Scripture.
1.2.2. Students will reach their highest academic potential.
1.2.3. Students will demonstrate use of critical thinking skills.
1.2.4. Students will demonstrate a love for learning.
1.2.5. Students will demonstrate integrity and honesty in their academic achievements.
1.2.6. Students will complete a college preparatory curriculum.

1.3 Students will develop socially: 
1.3.1. Students will be able to effectively communicate.
1.3.2. Students will demonstrate a servant’s attitude.
1.3.3. Students will present themselves in a God-honoring manner, consistent with the social context.
1.3.4. Students will practice proper manners and respectful behavior.

1.4 Students will develop physically: 
1.4.1. Students will recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle, understanding that their bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood


Goal:        Maintain current vision, mission and values
Ensure a strong, visionary, disciplined board

3 year:  -Board to review each Section of Long Range Plans monthly per schedule
-Board self-evaluates each meeting to ensure proper procedures, policies, and fairness to all members.
-Board to conduct annual retreat to educate, re-evaluate, and plan.
-Governance & Nominating Committee to conduct orientation of new board members before first board meeting as newly elected member.
-Governance committee to review policy per section on bi-monthly basis, with revisions brought to full board approval.

5 year:  -The Board should be in a continual state of evaluation to ensure the vision and mission of PCAG is followed.
-Board may engage policy development consultant for objective evaluation every 5 years


Goal:      Financial planning for any fiscal year shall not deviate materially from the board’s Ends priorities, risk fiscal jeopardy, or fail to be derived from a multi-year plan. Business and financial practices will set an example of Biblical stewardship.  

3 Year Goals: 
Financial stability will be maintained. A balanced budget will be developed based on tuition income. 
The annual campaign will cover the costs of debt service, scholarships and discounts.  The annual campaign will become a project based fundraiser once tuition income covers the expenses including debt service, scholarships and discounts.
Operating debt will be retired. 
A contingency fund will be developed from operating revenues with a goal of covering one month of operations.


Goal:        Maintain a quality Christian faculty
        Provide professional development

3 year:  Faculty benefits program to include retirement program. 

Faculty salaries at least 90% of ACSI Southeast average salaries. (currently 86% in 2016-17)

Faculty members are engaged in systematic mentoring and coaching programs. 
Faculty members participate in collaborative learning communities.
Comprehensive faculty professional learning and development programs are implemented.

6 year: 
Faculty salaries at least 95% of ACSI Southeast average salaries.

Faculty members participate in collaborative learning communities that meet both informally and formally on a regular schedule. 
Faculty members participate in a rigorous, continuous program of professional learning
.  Faculty are regularly and systematically assessed and trained in a rigorous, individualized professional development program related to the evaluation, interpretation, and use of data.


Goal:           Provide a wide range of high school electives in traditional classroom setting
        Ensure integrated technology 
        Provide for the arts
        Ensure Christian environment 

3 year:  Develop integrated technology plan for school.  Data from student assessments available by July 1annually in order to monitor and adjust curriculum and instruction with the goal to exceed all state standards. Weekly music and art instruction in K4 through 8. Offer AP courses in high school. Develop student discipleship and accountability program for middle and high schools. Maintain SCISA and AdvancED accreditation. 

6 year:  Begin to implement integrated technology plan. Achieve ACSI accreditation.  Music elective for middle and high schools. Offer one foreign language in grades 6-8. Add two new high school electives.  Fully implement student discipleship and accountability program for middle and high schools. 


Goal:            Admissions policy to continue to reflect school values 
Maintain an average class size of 15 or less
Ensure student diversity
            Ensure student involvement, accountability, and ownership
Provide appropriate social, athletic, and extracurricular activities
            Maintain effective discipline 
            Provide a retention program for students
Provide a student mentoring program

3 year:  
Student body will grow to 110.

Maintain an average class size of 15 or less.

Develop at least 3 sports teams so that all students will have the opportunity to be engaged in organized sports throughout the school year. 

Develop 2 additional extracurricular activities that provide opportunities for all students to develop communication skills, respectful behavior, and servant skills, using their God-given talents to honor God. 

Develop and systematically implement a method to evaluate, track, and improve programs and processes for spiritual formation and growth.  
Develop and implement a student mentoring program. The school will have a formal structure whereby each student is well known by at least one adult advocate in the school who supports that student’s educational experience. This adult will also provide support and encouragement for the student’s spiritual, social, and physical development.  This adult will help the student identify his or her gifts and help the student identify opportunities to develop those gifts.

5 year:        
Student body will grow to 150.

Maintain an average class size of 15 or less.

Have at least 5 strong sports teams competing in ACSI leagues or comparable leagues.
Implement a continuous improvement process that provides clear direction for improving conditions that support student academic, spiritual, social, and physical development. 


Goal:         Provide a separate facility for each division
            Provide athletic facilities

1 year:  Develop plan for current and future facility needs.

2 year:  Engage architect for floor planning and renderings.  Plan capital campaign to support facility growth needs.

3-5 year:  Capital campaigning.

6 year:  Purchase land and finish building drawings.

8 year:  Begin construction of main building and gym.

10 year:  School in new facility with gym.  Begin development of athletic fields.

15 year:  Separate wing of facility for each division of school.  Add athletic fields.

20 year:  Full complement of facilities for academic and athletic activities.


Goal:            Volunteers:  Expand the pool of volunteers
            Marketing:   Provide a community relations program 
Provide a community outreach ministry
            Development:  Begin active alumni program
                               Provide a long range giving program

3 year:  Hire an administrative staff member with part time responsibility as volunteer coordinator to develop and implement volunteer development program.

Develop an active program of outreach to the PCAG family to minister to needs of school family and create opportunities to strengthen relationships within the school.  Develop an outreach program specifically aimed at grandparents and extended family of PCAG students.

Use part time marketing director to further enhance website, publications and press releases.  Marketing director will work closely with the marketing committee to establish a strong presence in the community through various media and events.

Develop an outreach program to alumni.

Develop a long range giving program and disseminate information to families and local estate planning professionals.

Develop a counseling program and implement a clearly defined, systematic process to determine counseling, assessment, referral, educational and career planning needs of students.

6 year:  Expand volunteer program with a goal of  fifty percent of families actively involved in at least one activity or event. Hire part time development director. 

Annual Monitoring Schedule

Month:         Section
July               Evaluate Financial Plans
August          Evaluate Student Plans
September    Evaluate Facility Plans

October         Evaluate Plans: Overview

November     Evaluate Plans: Overview

December     No Topic due to Faculty Christmas Party 

January        Open
February      Evaluate Faculty Plans    

March           Open

April             Evaluate Governance Plans

May              Open 

June              Evaluate Curriculum and Program Plans