Our children are the most precious and joyful aspects of our adult lives. We want the best for them. We want to protect them. We want to give them what we may or may not have had in our childhood. As their world gets more and more complex through the use of technology, we as parents want to preserve their innocence while continuing to prepare them for an ever-changing world. It is my honor to work in a school district that teaches academics and worldview from a perspective that doesn’t change – the Bible. We are committed to not only protecting and nurturing children but to prepare them for a world that is so different from when we grew up. PPCS is a school that focuses not only on academics but also on their spiritual journey, mental, emotional, and physical well-being. According to the Barna Research Group, a child’s worldview is formed by the age of thirteen and stays with them throughout the rest of their lives. This is why our administration, teachers, and staff work so diligently and with urgency. We want to partner with you in your child(ren)’s academic needs but also a partner in helping to shape their worldview, establishing young men and women of character. To know more about who we are and what we regard as truth, please read our Statement of Faith. Pacific Point Christian School is truly a special place. Please call or email our admissions team and schedule a tour to see for yourselves. The teachers and staff are some of the most caring and compassionate people you will meet. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Pacific Point Christian School family.
Sincerely, Shanda Adams Head of Schools
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 “For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.” Ecclesiastes 7:12
Shanda Adams was hired as the Assistant Superintendent for PPCS in 2015. In December of 2018, the PPCS board asked Shanda to step into the role of Superintendent in order to carry on the vision and mission from the 2014 merger and previous superintendents’ work. Shanda came to PPCS with a wealth of experience. She began her educational career in the swimming pool as a swim instructor and lifeguard. After graduating from Bethany University, she taught elementary and junior high for five years before moving on to teach high school and in higher education. She has taught for many years and different higher education organizations including Trinity Bible College, Bethany University, Cal State University/Monterey Bay, Monterey Peninsula College, and most recently William Jessup University and Gavilan College.
She holds a B.A. in English from Bethany University, a Masters in Teaching from Grand Canyon University, a Masters in English from San Jose State University, a CLAD from Stanford University, and a Lifetime Professional Education Certificate from ACSI. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education and organizational leadership where her research is focusing on technology in education. Shanda and her husband, Erik Adams have five children, three dogs, two fish, one cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.
Pacific Point Christian Schools (Pac Point) is an educational ministry. We exist to provide a high quality Christian education, Preschool through 12th grade, to the Santa Clara, San Benito, and Monterey Counties. Pac Point began in 1995 and continues to provide academic excellence with a strong spiritual foundation.
Your child will learn to be caring, as modeled by a staff that invests time in each child by discovering their learning styles, their strengths, and their challenges. Each student will learn to respect one another, as modeled by our staff.
Your child will learn to be a leader both in the classroom and on the campus. Many leadership opportunities are available at Pac Point and we gently encourage to lead courageously.
Your child will learn to be accountable Pac Point students and grow in character, learn to take responsibility for their actions, and strive to be strong morally and academically.
Your child will learn to be a scholar and will learn the satisfaction of an assignment well done and on time. They will advance in reading, writing and arithmetic, as well as the sciences, the arts, and physical education.
Your child will learn to be a steadfast disciple of Jesus Christ by being discipled by mature Christian believers who are here because they love children and want to mentor them to be Christ-like in every area of their life. Students are taught that the Bible is the source of all Truth and to depend upon the promises found within God’s Word.
To teach the necessity of being born again of the Spirit of God by receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior (John 3:16)
To teach that growth in the Christian life depends upon fellowship with God through Bible study, Christian fellowship, and prayer. (Acts 2:42)
To devote time to spiritual devotion and study. Bible lessons, stories, and songs are included in the daily activities. (Psalm 119:45)
To make Christ known to those around us (friends, family, etc.), by training students to live and share the abundant Christian life, and by providing an academically superior program that will enable students to excel in whatever occupation and sphere of influence they choose.
To maintain open communication with parents and to offer direct instruction, assistance, and resources as they fulfill their responsibility for the overall education of their children.
To emphasize basic academic skills, technology, literacy, communication and interpersonal skills that will enable students to excel in whatever occupation and sphere of influence to which the Lord calls them.
The Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21)
The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors, who were under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it is inspired by God, it is without error in the original writings, and is the complete and only supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
The Triune God (Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:18,19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Person and Work of Jesus Christ (John 1:1,14,18; 5:17,18; 8:58; 10:30-33, Rom. 3:24,25) Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is now our High Priest and Advocate.
The Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3,4; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 14:16, 17: 16:7-15)
The Holy Spirit is equal in the trinity of the Father and the Son, thus making him God. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and is to convict men of sin, regenerate the believer, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
The Nature of Man (Genesis 1:26; 3:1-17; Romans 5:12; 3:22,23; Ephesians 2:12) Man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and became alienated from God, acquired a sin nature and incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God.
The Way to God (Eph. 2:8-10; Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 1:18,19; 2:24; Titus 3:5,6) Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his own sin and failure by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offering of forgiveness can man experience justification and forgiveness of sin.
The Second Coming of Christ (1Thess. 4:13-18; Acts 1:11; John 14:1-4; Rev.20: 6) The Lord Jesus Christ will return to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. His return will be personal, visible, and pre-millennial. The expectation of this, our Blessed Hope, has a vital bearing on our personal life and service as believers.
The Resurrection of the Dead (John 5:29; Mark 9:43-48; 2Thess. 1:8,9; Rev. 20:11-15; 21:1-4) All mankind will be bodily resurrected. Everyone will either exist eternally in union with God through forgiveness and salvation or exist eternally separated from God by sin and self choice.
The Church (1 Cor. 12:12-27; Eph. 1:22,23; Col. 1:17,18; Hebrews 10:25) The true Church of Jesus Christ is a spiritual organism made up of all persons who, through faith in Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. This spiritual organism is called the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head. In addition, all members of this spiritual organism are directed by Scripture to associate themselves in local assemblies for the purpose of edification and evangelism.
The Sacraments (Acts 8:38,39; Romans 6:1-11; Matthew 26:26-30; 1 Cor. 11:24-32) God has given two sacraments for believers to share in. One is “Water Baptism” as a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to new life. The other is the “Lord’s Supper” which is a memorial service, setting forth in a symbolic manner the life and death of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pac Point is accredited for Grades K-12 by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation through WASC helps assure that the school’s purpose is appropriate and being accomplished through a viable education program; is a trustworthy institution for student learning. It also validates the integrity of the school’s program and transcripts, and fosters the ongoing improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning.
ACSI schools seek accreditation to validate their quality and verify that they are striving for excellence based on a solid Christian philosophy of education foundation.
The ACSI accreditation protocol is unique in two major ways: (1) It probes the spiritual aspects of each component of the organization and (2) it addresses the educational quality and integrity of the organization. The latter addresses the issues demonstrating that the school is true to its own statements of philosophy, mission, and goals and that it is meeting the standards of quality and effectiveness.
In September of 1995, after almost two years of prayer and research, South Valley Christian Church (SVCC), its Board of Elders and congregation, started Pacific West Christian Academy (PWCA). Former Superintendent Donna Garcia sat on the research and implementation team, to help establish the school, but did not come on board as Head of School until the summer of 1999. She retired from her position in 2014. The original plan was to open the school in the church building at the Kelton site, but that idea was quickly dismissed due to the immediate need for a larger campus. Through a series of events, the Lord opened a way for PWCA to lease its current site on Mantelli Drive, just a few blocks away from SVCC. Mantelli Campus is on the Seventh Day Adventist Church property. Before PWCA moved in, the SDA used to have a school that ended up closing. PWCA was able to easily move into a turnkey property. A long-term lease was negotiated and has been maintained since 1995. The relationship with the leaders of the Seventh Day Adventist Church has been and continues to be, one of cooperation and mutual respect.
September 1995, PWCA began with an enrollment of 90 students (kindergarten through sixth grade) and 10 staff members. Over the years, they continued to grow and add more staff. In September of 2001, PWCA expanded to junior high and began serving 7th and 8th graders with classes located on the upper level of South Valley Community Church.
In 1996, American Anchorpoint Academies, Inc. a California nonprofit organization, was founded by Stephan Malone, Sr. and a few friends, for the purpose of obtaining land in the South County on which to build a Christian educational center, kindergarten through college. In April of 1999, Mr. Malone heard a voice that asked him how anxious he was to see the school get started. He answered, “Dear God, you know I do.” He then heard, “Well, then do something about it!”
In December of 1999, Mr. Malone did do something about it. He donated 146 acres of debt-free land in Morgan Hill to Anchorpoint, to develop and sell, in order to generate funds to purchase land and build the schools. In 2001, Mr. Malone’s wife, Connie, joined him on the board.
In September of 2003, the doors of Anchorpoint Christian Schools were opened in the South Valley Community Church facilities. There were 21 students in grades 9-11.
In the spring of 2004, the ACS board offered to purchase the historic San Ysidro Elementary School located on Pacheco Pass Highway from the Gilroy Unified School District as the site of the new high school. On August 5, 2004, Gilroy Unified School District unanimously approved the sale of San Ysidro to Anchorpoint.
ACS board, administration, faculty, and staff were extremely excited to start the 2004-2005 school year at a “real” campus. Additional renovation and significant upgrading have taken place since that time to include: new sports field, basketball courts, locker rooms, and a chapel area.
Mr. Malone’s vision for a Christian educational center in South County continues to take shape. Mrs. Malone’s desire for a school where quality education is integrated with a Biblical worldview and Christian values is becoming a reality. Both Mr. and Mrs. Malone wanted each student to come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to become a productive citizen in his or her community and in the Kingdom of God.
PWCA and ACS School Merger-2014
For several years, Pacific West Christian Academy, and the board of South Valley Christian Church, began discussions about merging with Anchorpoint Christian School. A concerted effort was made by both boards to try and orchestrate the merge.
In 2013, Pacific West Christian Academy was aligned to take the leap of faith in adding a high school to its burgeoning preschool through eighth-grade programs. In 2014, the merger between schools was made official. PWCA and ACS became Pacific Point Christian Schools (PPCS). Sergio Montenegro stepped in as the superintendent of the now formed school district. As with any merge of two entities, there was a time of growth and expansion. During this time of establishing the PPCS district, there was a time of change and blending of cultures.
Pacific Point Christian School, an independent non-denominational school, now under the leadership of Superintendent Shanda Adams, has continued to grow and expand its academic and extracurricular programs. The blending of visions and missions between Mr. Malone and that of SVCC’s Elders are seen throughout the three different campuses. Quality education, Biblical worldview, and Christian values are an integral part of the curriculum at every age level. It is the desire of the PPCS board to offer a private Christian school education to anyone who desires to attend, making PPCS one of the most affordable private Christian schools in the South County area. PPCS relies on donations and monetary gifts in order to offer scholarships and also keep its tuition rates affordable, continuing the mission of both Mr. Malone and SVCC “to provide high-quality Christian education, preschool through twelfth grade, to the south-county area.”
Thank you for your interest in Pacific Point Christian Schools. Our goal is to build a team of faculty and staff who desire to serve God and share our passion to raise up children in a Christ-centered environment. We accept applications at any time, whether there are current openings or not. For inquiries or questions, please contact the District Office at (408) 847-7922.
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