Power And Grace Preparatory Academy (PGPA) is a newly established Christian school in Clarksville, Tennessee. Our doors opened to classes in August of 2016. PGPA is committed to a unique mission of preparing youth for life by building character and academic excellence with an emphasis on Jesus Christ and leadership.
During our first year, we accepted students from Pre-K 4, Kindergarten, and First Grade. In our current school year, we have Pre-K 3, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade. We hope to expand to higher grades in the coming years. We are a ACSI member (Association of Christian Schools International) and will apply for AdvancED National Accreditation after the required two years of academic performance. Power And Grace is not associated with any particular church and welcome anyone of the Christian faith to join us.
Power and Grace highly encourages the participation of parents as we believe your involvement will help to catapult your child to success. It is our belief that the partnership of teachers and parents can assist our mutual goal of providing a quality Christian education. Children learn, grow, and excel through your participation.
PGPA's vision is to serve the community as a catalyst known for helping to launch the lives of young people into the stratosphere of success. With the motto of "Maximizing Power and Grace in YOUth," PGPA will build character by continuously espousing the principle of P.O.W.E.R., which is the "Positive Outlook Wills Extraordinary Results" for life in Jesus Christ. Recognizing that all youth are potentially gifted, PGPA will emphasis G.R.A.C.E., meaning students are noted as "Gifted for Remarkable Academic Competence toward Excellence." Because "power and grace" are needed metaphorically to take and sustain flight toward success as future leaders, students blessed to attend PGPA will be uniquely known as Positively Identified Leaders Of Tomorrow or P.I.L.O.T.s.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (ESV)
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weakness, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Our mission is for each of our students to grow intellectually and maximize the attributes of power and grace through the intentional, high expectation of educational instruction, leadership development, and Christian doctrine.
To be regionally known as a Christian school where every child is taught with high expectation to attain academic mastery through the all-encompassing wisdom, power and grace of Jesus Christ.
The AdvanceED Protocol is a performance-based model that requires engagement and gathering of data. Using a set of rigorous research-based standards and evidence based criteria, AdvanceED Performance Accreditation examines the whole institution-the policies, programs, practices, learning conditions and cultural context-to determine how well the parts work together to carry out the institution's vision and meet the needs of every learner.
While our expertise is grounded in more than 100 years of experience, AdvanceED Performance Accreditation is not about earning a label for a one-time evaluation. Rather, it recognizes those institutions that have sustained an exemplary commitment to continuous improvement and learner outcomes.
Furthermore we are a 501(c)3 Nonprofit organization that is nationally accredited through AdvancED/Cognia for it's Pre-Kindergarten Program and school age students, Kindergarten through 5th Grade. We attained it's Certificate of Accreditation, March 2020-2025. Mr. Mark A. Elgart, Ed. D. President and CEO, Cognia.