Pantego Christian Academy
Pantego Christian Academy (PCA) is a Christian school in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. Its main campus, the Arlington Campus, has a building at 2201 West Park Row Drive in Arlington and a 57,000-square-foot (5,300 m2) high school building at 2221 West Park Row Drive in Pantego. The Arlington Campus has 780 students in grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The system also operates the Mansfield Campus at 2351 Country Club Drive in Mansfield which teaches 143 students from age 3 through grade 5.
Pantego Bible Church opened the school in 1963 on a 7-acre site between Arlington and Pantego. In 1996 the church and school began separate financial operations, and in 1997 the school became an independent school, purchasing the Pantego Bible Church facilities for its use, while the church built facilities at a new location. In 2008, PCA continued to expand its facilities by purchasing the adjacent Stripling & Cox building to use as a high school. PCA recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Athletics and Fine Arts
Pantego Christian Academy high school students participate in several sports, including football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, golf, swimming, tennis, and cheerleading. Pantego Christian Academy students compete with other schools in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools in the 4A division. The Pantego Christian Academy Band and the Pantego Christian Academy Art Team have won TAPPS state championships in recent years: the band program in 2008 and 2009 and the art team in both 2007 and 2009. The Panther Pride Dance Team, has also won several contests over the past few years and is now led by Angie Miester. The art program is under the direction of Kathy Hurgesell. The band acts as a Concert, Jazz, and Marching band both led by Director Ross Brown. Their past marching shows include Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, a Russian themed show featuring Russian Sailor's Dance, Hymn to Red October, and Firebird Finale, a Big Band show featuring Artistry in Rhythm, Caravan, and Sing,Sing,Sing, a Space Movie Epic show featuring E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Across the Stars from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and Star Trek music from the original series and The Next Generation, The Planets by Gustav Holst featuring Mars, Venus, and Jupiter, which received a division one rating at the TPSMEA marching contest, and, most recently, a show featuring the music from the French opera Carmen, which also received a division one rating at the TPSMEA marching contest. The 2012-2013 marching show is the music of Earth, Wind, and Fire featuring the songs Let's Groove, September, and Boogie Wonderland. PCA also has a choir program under the direction of Thea Brown. In 2014, they sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
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- "PR Log". Pantego Christian Academy Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence in Private Christian Education. PR Log.