School Profile

CEEB code: 470012

Main office: (703) 537-0355
Website: www.pinnacleacademyva.com
College Counselor: Hilal. Zengin

Community

Pinnacle Academy serves the educational needs of the students in Fairfax County Area. Located in one of the state’s fastest growing areas, the location enjoys a diversified economic base. Pinnacle Academy is a AdvancED accredited private school that consists of grades Preschool-12.

School

PINNACLE ACADEMY is a comprehensive four-year private school enrolling 23 students in grades 9–12. The high school opened in the fall of 2016 and will graduate its first senior class in the spring of 2018. Pinnacle Academy holds membership in the College Board, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and the National Honors Society.

Curriculum

The academic program is organized on a rotating traditional schedule. Pinnacle operates on a yearlong schedule. Renzulli School Enrichment Model is used for gifted and talented program.

AP® courses offered: AP is an open-enrollment program and provided by APEX Learning®.

Honors classes offered: English I, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, World History, Biology, Spanish and Turkish.

Dual Enrollment: Pinnacle Academy High School becomes Pinnacle Academy Early College program as of 9th grade. Middle school students start earning high school credits as early as 6th grade and high school students start earning college credits as early as 9th grade. After taking few college courses during the 9th grade, students are fully immersed into Pinnacle Academy Early College partnership with the Northern Virginia Community College. As of 10th grade and up, they continue to take nothing but college courses, from the college professors, at the college campus, along with other regular college students. Such an opportunity allows the students to earn an advanced high school diploma and an associate degree from the community college by the end of their high school journey.

Class of 2018

We are expecting 100% graduation success among 12th graders

%40 earned a 4.0+

%40 earned 3.5–3.99

%20 earned 3.0–3.49

Awards and Distinctions

School Future City Team recognized at the White House Science Fair by President Obama

Advancing to National Finals on GeoBee, HistoryBee, competitions for three years in a row

Visited and Recognized by 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi

Visited  and recognized by Senator Tim Kaine

National Finalists in in Nation-wide math competition MathCon.

Organized and hosted Regional Science Fair in partnership with George Mason University for the past four years

Students earned NASA Paid Summer Internship

Students earned top three places in the regional Science Fair

Students gained second place in the state-wide FLL Competition

FRC Team won the Best Rookie Award in the Regionals

Current Senior SAT superscore average is 1,403

Sophomore PSAT 10 average is 1,283 and junior PSAT 10 average is 1,293

Grading and Ranking

A 93–100           4
A- 90-92        3.7
B+ 87–89    3.3
B 83-86       3
B- 80-82    2.7
C+ 77-79    2.3
C 73-76       2
C- 70-72    1.7
D+ 67-69        1.3
D 64–66           1
F 63 or below           0

Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation

 

GPA is computed using the above quality points. Beginning with grade nine, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation. A minimum of 22 credits is required for graduation. In addition, we encourage our students to take the most rigorous course load possible.