Recognizing the uniqueness of each individual, PCST does not place any student in a grade level based on age. Rather, each incoming student is given a Diagnostic (Placement) Test on each major academic area and prescribed curriculum accordingly. The student is given material based on his own capabilities, and advances throughout the curriculum in the same manner. Thus each student masters concepts that are challenging, but not overwhelming.
Being placed in an individualized curriculum frees the student to advance through the scope and sequenced material at his own rate. As the built-in motivational tools are applied, most students not only finish a year of curriculum, but may advance to the next level of material within the same school year. MASTERY-BASED: The self-instructional materials come complete with their own methodology and procedures, designed to help the child master each concept presented. The constant review and repetition, made possible through a low student/staff ratio, provides a very high rate of retention, broadening the knowledge of the student as he progresses in the curriculum. The student does not advance without mastering at least ninety per cent (90%) of the material he is studying.
CHARACTER BUILDING: Because the system seeks to prepare students for life with a vision of making them future leaders of our nation, character building principles are integrated in every academic subject in all levels of the curriculum. With Jesus Christ as the model, ninety identifiable character traits are defined and explained through Scripture verses, stories, and illustrations. The student is exposed to all 90 character traits throughout the curriculum. These are further emphasized as character awards form part of the school's incentive program.
BIBLE-CENTERED: The School of Tomorrow system is built on the Bible truth that God has a purpose for each child, and that this purpose is best known and accomplished through the knowledge of God's Word. The Bible, therefore, is not introduced as another subject, but is central to the whole system. Each academic area is studied from God's perspective: Math as principles of God's order; Language as God's gift to communicate with Him and others; Social Studies as God's sovereignty over all history; and Science as God's design in creation.