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The road to college starts here.

 

Peninsula Catholic offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and encourages students to pursue an advanced diploma. The curriculum is overseen by the Office of Catholic Schools, where high standards--beyond both State and National standards--are incorporated to ensure all courses are relevant and rigorous, preparing students for college and beyond.

PC  has established a dual enrollment partnership with Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) and with Richard Bland College of Willam & Mary (RBC). For both institutions, courses and instructors have completed a rigorous review process and are designated for dual enrollment only when they meet established standards.  For Advanced Placement, instructors must have their course syllabus reviewed and approved by the College Board to meet standards for acceptance. Through Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement classes, students have the opportunity to earn up to 57 college credits.

Students with documented learning difficulties are supported by a full time resource teacher.  Classroom teachers partner with the resource teacher for papers, projects, and tests. Students who are enrolled in the resource study hall also work on their assignments with individualized attention along with receiving skill building lessons for future success.  

A variety of electives is offered each term, allowing students to explore courses of interest in all core subject areas such as math, science, English, and social studies, as well as foreign languages and fine arts.

PC's caring faculty uses differentiated teaching methods to ensure all students can achieve success.  Teachers are Google Certified, effectively incorporating Google Suite, a platform used by 70% of colleges and universities in the United States.  Teachers also use Canvas, another higher education tool, to track assignments and progress.