Train and prepare young people to be leaders for the future through Christ-centered academic teaching. Training leaders who, at the time of their decision, choose on the basis of a Christian character, rather than a career; wisdom, before being outstanding; a service to others, rather than to oneself. All this as a norm in their lives.
Provide an academic education of excellence based on principles described in the Bible. Prepare and train young people of integrity.
"I have no greater joy than to hear my children walk in the truth"
III John: 4
Through Resolution 760 of the year 2002, the Ministry of Education approved the creation of the Panama Christina Academy, so we rely on the regulations given by the Ministry of Education for the evaluation system.
The bulletins will be delivered quarterly.
Evaluations will be based on 1.0 to 5.0, where the minimum passing grade will be 3.0.
In 1996 there were approximately 100,000 first generation Chinese in Panama and only 2 evangelical churches preaching in the Chinese language. One was in Panama City and the other in Colon. There were fewer than 100 members in the congregation. Both operated under the name of China's Christian Mission of Panama.
During the Holy Week retreat of 1997, these 2 churches created Vision 2000/2000. This vision was to evangelize and disciple 2000 people (especially Chinese) by the year 2000. In order to fulfill this vision, 9 goals were imposed that would contribute to making this vision a reality. Within 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 formalities and application for the creation of the Panama Christian Academy began. A company was opened with the name of Panama Christian Academy. We also worked on the proposal and curriculum 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 in place. Two more years passed for the Ministry of Education to approve the curricular design and give us the resolution where officially PCA could start classes. In December 2001, in a meeting, it was agreed that if we received the approval of the Ministry of Education before January 31, 2002, that year we would begin with the Academy. The Lord gave this permission. On January 28, 2002, we received approval from the Ministry of Education to begin work. Classes began the first week of March of 2002 and we did not count on NADA. The Lord himself provided funds to buy furniture and the curriculum. The Chinese Evangelical Church granted us the use of its facilities to start 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, as well as administrative and cleaning staff. First, we give thanks to Our Lord Almighty, who has allowed us to reach where we are. We know that the Panama Christian Academy is because God wants it to be. We thank parents who have trusted PCA as an educational alternative for their children. Also our students for being willing to learn what we have for them. To our teachers and collaborators to always give the "extra mile" for the honor and glory of Jesus Christ.