Program Options

Providence Academy is the leading independent, college-preparatory K-12 school in Northwest Arkansas. Providence Academy offers its leading college-preparatory, Christian program of study through two options designed to allow parents flexibility while achieving the same educational end. Students may choose one of the two options:

  • University-Model
  • University Model 5-Day On-Campus

(K-6th Grade) University Model 2-Day On Campus: 

Students attend class on-campus T/TH in a University-Model format, where they are taught by professional teachers. On M/W/F, students complete detailed assignments off-campus. Parents act as facilitators to ensure the course assignments are completed by the student and returned to class. Teachers maintain office hours, as well as open lines of communication (phone, email, in-person) with students. In addition to academic courses on T/TH, lower school students can register for numerous PCCA electives, extracurricular courses, and athletics. The days of the week (M-F) these classes are held vary by each course. 

(7th-12th Grade) University Model 3-Day On Campus: 

Students attend class on-campus M/T/TH in a University-Model format, where they are taught by professional teachers. Students work independently on W/F to complete assignments either on campus in labs, or they have the option to complete their work off-campus. This University-Model approach to education that is implemented at PCCA mirrors the design of the finest universities in the world, such as Harvard, Cambridge, Yale, and Stanford. Teachers maintain office hours, as well as open lines of communication (phone, email, in-person) with students. In addition to academic courses, upper school students have the opportunity to register for numerous PCCA electives and extracurricular courses. The days of the week (M-F) these classes are held vary by each course. Students also have the opportunity to play for our various Patriot Championship Athletics teams. Practice times for our athletic teams vary by sport. 

Please note – While Providence Academy recognizes home schooling as an option of education, PCCA is not a home school model (just as the University of Arkansas isn’t a Home School Model of Education). Providence Academy is a leading college-preparatory, K-12 school that utilizes the University-Model system. The University-Model system of education has been in place in the United States since Harvard was founded in 1636. The University-Model School (UMS) approach to education for K-12 has been in place in the United States since the early 1990’s (founded by Grace Prep Academy in Arlington, Tx.). The UMS education model continues to produce outstanding graduates, with numerous graduates attending Ivy League Schools and U.S. Service Academies.

(7th-12th Grade) University Model 5-Day* On Campus: 

Like the traditional 3-day model above, students will attend academic classes on M/T/TH in a University-Model format, where they are taught by professional teachers. In addition, on W/F, students attend academic labs on campus with fellow classmates, where they participate in course labs, technology center, and work to complete their assignments under the guidance of professional PCCA teachers. *This model is NOT a full 5-day a week program. Labs and W/F courses are scheduled based on class requirements and vary by the course. In addition to academic courses, upper school students have the option to register for PCCA electives and extracurricular courses that meet on these days. Students also have the opportunity to play for our various Patriot Championship Athletics teams. Practice times for our athletic teams vary by sport.