In 1996 there were approximately 100,000 first generation Chinese in Panama and only 2 evangelical churches preaching in the Chinese language gospel. One was in Panama City and the other in Colón. There were less than 100 members in the congregation. Both operated under the name of Christian Mission China of Panama.
During the Holy Week retreat of 1997, these 2 churches created Vision 2000/2000. This vision consisted in evangelizing and discipling 2000 people (especially Chinese) for the year 2000. To fulfill this vision, 9 goals were set that would contribute to make this vision a reality. Among these goals was the creation of an evangelical school. So in 1998 we started a pilot program called "After School Classes" and an English program for adults. They did not have much opportunity.
In 1999, the procedures and application for the creation of the Panama Christian Academy began. A company with the name of Panama Christian Academy was opened. We also work on the proposal and curricular design to submit it to the Ministry of Education. However, the year 2000 came and went and the application within the Ministry of Education was already. Two more years passed for the Ministry of Education to approve the curricular design and grant us the resolution where PCA could officially start classes. In December 2001, in a meeting, it was agreed that if we received approval from the Ministry of Education before January 31, 2002, that year we would start with the Academy.
The Lord gave this permission. On January 28, 2002, we received approval from the Ministry of Education to begin work. Classes started the first week of March 2002 and we did not have ANYTHING. The Lord himself provided funds to buy furniture and the curriculum. The Chinese Evangelical Church gave us the use of its facilities for the start of classes ... now the students were missing.
That year, 2002, we officially started the Panama Christian Academy with 27 students in grades K4, K5 and 1st grade. It was an exciting year as well as stressful. We had 2 teachers of English, 1 of Spanish and 1 of Chinese, in addition to the administrative and cleaning staff. First, we give thanks to Our Lord Almighty, who has allowed us to get where we are. We know that the Panama Christian Academy is because God wants it to be. We thank the parents who have trusted PCA as an educational alternative for their children. Also to our students for being willing to learn what we have for them. To our teachers and collaborators forever give the "extra mile" for the honor and glory of Jesus
Through Resolution 760 of 2002, the Ministry of Education approved the creation of the Panama Christina Academy, which is why we rely on the regulations given by the Ministry of Education for the evaluation system. The bulletins will be delivered quarterly.
The evaluations will be established based on 1.0 to 5.0, where the minimum qualification to pass will be 3.0.
"I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my children walk in the truth"
III John: 4
Provide an academic education of excellence based on principles described in the Bible. Prepare and train young people of integrity.
Train and prepare young people to be leaders for the future through an academic teaching centered on Christ. Training leaders who, when deciding, choose based on a Christian character, rather than a career; wisdom, before being outstanding; and one serve others, rather than oneself. All this as a rule in their lives