Apply To PFA

Pine Forge Academy is primarily a boarding academy that welcomes qualified students with a wide variety of skills, interests, and abilities for enrollment in grades 9 through 12. When considering an application, the Admissions Committee reviews a student’s previous academic and social records, recommendations from teachers and administrators, and the required entrance essay written by the student.  The Academy also requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to be considered for admissions.

The Admissions Process

  1. Submit an application for enrollment including all supporting documents
  2. Application will be reviewed by admissions committee
  3. Final decision will be communicated by the Office of Records & Admissions
  4. Complete registration packet provided by the Office of Records & Admission

Students with Accommodations

Pine Forge Academy, a co-educational Seventh-day Adventist school, is committed to providing appropriate and reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities. If a student has a disability and requires academic accommodations, documentation must be submitted to the Director of Admissions prior to their admittance into the Academy.

Be advised that provisional accommodations from a previous educational setting do not guarantee that those services will be honored or provided by our institution.  Possible accommodations can include but are not limited to:

  • Preferential seating
  • Extended time on assignments and exams
  • Optional testing location, etc…

Please also be aware, private schools offer students a wide array of benefits, but, unlike public schools, private institutions do not have to honor individualized education plans (IEPs) or 504s. This is due to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Under this law, public schools must use public funds to provide needed accommodations to a student with disabilities.

It is the private school’s decision to honor IEPs or not based on the institution’s assessment of it’s reasonable ability to do so. If a student with accommodations is enrolled in the Academy, it is the parent and Guidance Counselor’s responsibility to initiate the NAD REACH process in order to develop and monitor an accommodation plan. As we partner with you to ensure that excellence is not an accident, please note that failure to provide documentation can adversely affect your student’s matriculation at Pine Forge Academy.

ASSIST

Pine Forge Academy, in partnership with Southern Adventist University’s ASSIST grant program, has the opportunity to offer unique tuition assistance to our students. Through this service-oriented program, our participating students are paired with elderly adults in our community in a mutually-beneficial way.

Students in the ASSIST program provide help to senior citizens by performing light housecleaning and/or yard work. They also have fun with their elderly friends through activities such as visiting, reading, and playing games. As the young people build generational bridges, they also benefit from the wisdom and mentorship of the older adults. In the process, their time together helps finance the student’s Christian education.

Not only are these students developing skills needed to be successful—commitment, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, empathy, and collaboration—they are also learning the value of service.

If you would like more information, please contact:  Tracey Jackson at 610-326-5800 ext 216 or at tjackson@pineforgeacademy.org.

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