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Curriculum

Pee Dee Academy takes pride in both its fully qualified instructors and in the academic programs provided to its students. In the lower school, K3 – 6th grade, typical elementary education subjects are taught throughout all grades: Math, Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Writing. Students also attend weekly Physical Education, Music, Art and Computer classes. During library time students participate in the Accelerated Reader Program. 
Upper School includes grades 7 –12. While 7th and 8th graders take classes similar to the lower school, an Honors Track program allows qualified 8th graders to take English I and Algebra I. The College Preparatory/Honors curriculum provided in the Upper School includes:

  College Preparatory Courses

Honors Program Courses

Dual Credit Courses

English I

Physical Education

H – English I 

Dual Credit English 101 & 102

English II 

Keyboarding/ Applications

H – English II

 

  

English III

Chorus

   

H –English III

 

English IV

Weightlifting

H –English IV

 

Algebra I

Personal Finance 
Math

H – Algebra I     

 

Algebra II 

   

Current Events

   

H –Algebra II

 

Geometry 

Art

H – Geometry

 

Pre-Calculus    

 

H – Pre–Calculus

Dual Credit Calculus &
Dual Credit Probability & Statistics

Biology I 

Health

H – Physics I 
H- Physics II

 

  Chemistry I
Physical
Science

World Geography

H – Spanish III

 

World History   

Spanish I

 

 

U.S.History  

Spanish II

H – Biology II

 

Economics     

Government

H –Chemistry II

 

 

While PDA does not offer advanced placement courses at this time, college credit may be earned with Dual Credit classes. Fifth year math and English are both Dual Credit classes. Provision is made for other Dual Credit and Virtual School classes as needed.
In addition to the courses listed above, PDA offers a SAT preparatory class for students interested in taking the SAT, before school on Tuesday mornings. Any summer course work must be pre-approved by the Headmaster or Guidance Counselor.

 

Graduation

A College Preparatory diploma requires 22 units. However, most Pee Dee Academy graduates accumulate 24 units as students must take 6 classes each year.
Pee Dee Academy graduates acceptance rate to post secondary education is 100% for those who applied. PDA graduates have been accepted and successful at most all SC colleges and universities. Some students have been quite successful out of state as well. Since 2008, over 78% of Pee Dee Academy graduates have earned one of the state lottery scholarships.

 

Testing

PDA participates in programs from the College Board and Harcourt Educational Measurement, which are used nationwide by both private and public schools. The EXPLORE is given in the 8th grade. The PLAN is given to sophomores and the PSAT is given to juniors. The ASVAB, a vocational aptitude battery, is administered to students in their senior year by the Armed Services. 
Pee Dee Academy administers the Stanford 10 Achievement Test to all students in grades K5 – 8th  annually. The Stanford is a test given nationally to measure basic academic achievement.

 

Grading Scale

In the spring of 2000, Pee Dee Academy adopted the State Uniform Grading Policy, which is required for students to qualify for the Life Scholarship and other education funding provided through the South Carolina Lottery. 

The scale changed in the 2016-2017 academic school year to the 10-point scale:

South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale Conversions

Numerical 
Average

Letter 
Grade

College Prep

Honors

AP/IB/ 
Dual Credit

100

A

5.000

5.500

6.000

99

A

4.900

5.400

5.900

98

A

4.800

5.300

5.800

97

A

4.700

5.200

5.700

96

A

4.600

5.100

5.600

95

A

4.500

5.000

5.500

94

A

4.400

4.900

5.400

93

A

4.300

4.800

5.300

92

A

4.200

4.700

5.200

91

A

4.100

4.600

5.100

90

A

4.000

4.500

5.000

89

B

3.900

4.400

4.900

88

B

3.800

4.300

4.800

87

B

3.700

4.200

4.700

86

B

3.600

4.100

4.600

85

B

3.500

4.000

4.500

84

B

3.400

3.900

4.400

83

B

3.300

3.800

4.300

82

B

3.200

3.700

4.200

81

B

3.100

3.600

4.100

80

B

3.000

3.500

4.000

79

C

2.900

3.400

3.900

78

C

2.800

3.300

3.800

77

C

2.700

3.200

3.700

76

D

2.600

3.100

3.600

75

C

2.500

3.000

3.500

74

C

2.400

2.900

3.400

73

C

2.300

2.800

3.300

72

C

2.200

2.700

3.200

71

C

2.100

2.600

3.100

70

C

2.000

2.500

3.000

69

D

1.900

2.400

2.900

68

D

1.800

2.300

2.800

67

D

1.700

2.200

2.700

66

D

1.600

2.100

2.600

65

D

1.500

2.000

2.500

64

D

1.400

1.900

2.400

63

D

1.300

1.800

2.300

62

D

1.200

1.700

2.200

61

D

1.100

1.600

2.100

60

D

1.000

1.500

2.000

59

F

0.900

1.400

1.900

58

F

0.800

1.300

1.800

57

F

0.700

1.200

1.700

56

F

0.600

1.100

1.600

55

F

0.500

1.000

1.500

54

F

0.400

0.900

1.400

53

F

0.300

0.800

1.300

52

F

0.200

0.700

1.200

51

F

0.100

0.600

1.100

 

 

Class rank will be determined at the end of each semester beginning with fall semester 9th grade through spring semester 12th grade. Class rank will be ordered based on GPA. The highest GPA will be ranked #1.

 


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