Grounded in a curriculum that is both comprehensive and challenging, the Upper School program continues the academic preparation necessary for success in college and beyond. College preparatory, honors and Advanced Placement classes are offered, emphasizing research skills, acquisition of writing and critical thinking skills, abstract reasoning, and problem solving. Students write essays, term papers, and prepare formal oral presentations. A broad program of electives allows students to begin exploration of areas in which they have interest, including dual enrollment (MOWR), while extracurricular offerings help develop abilities and interests. Students are provided weekly Chapel Services. Local youth ministers and pastors are invited to speak. The school’s Praise Band (PCA students) leads the students in song and provides music.