Great achievement always takes place in the framework of great expectation. Using this mantra as a platform for spiritual, academic, and social success, the administration, faculty, and staff continue to challenge our students to always perform at their maximum best.
Borrowing from Longfellow’s famous poem, Principal Campbell constantly reminds students that:
The heights of great men (and women) reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward through the night!!
During Honors Convocation, students who earned honor roll status for the first semester were recognized and given a category-specific honor pin and certificate. As a result of their persistent determination and the raising of the academic bar of excellence at the Academy:
34 students made the Honor Roll (GPA 3.00 – 3.44)
29 students made the High Honor Roll (GPA 3.45 – 3.74)
34 students earned the Highest Honor Roll (GPA 3.75 – 3.99)
10 students earned the Perfect Attendance award (no unexcused tardies or absences)
At the end of the first semester of the 2012 – 2013 school year, seven young ladies, The Magnificent Seven, forever etched their names in the annals of PFA history by earning Principal’s List status. These seven scholars represented the highest number of students to achieve a 4.0 GPA at the end of any given semester at the Academy. This school year, four young ladies and three young men equaled this awesome academic record and are now members of The Sagacious Seven group of scholars. It is significant to note that two students, Noreena Ogidan (class of 2014) and Taylor Roper (class of 2016) have further distinguished themselves as being members of both illustrious groups.
The third quarter ended with similar success with over fifty percent of the student body on the honor roll with special recognition to The Tenacious Ten, nine seniors and one sophomore, who scaled the heights to the Principal’s List (4.0 GPA).