SCHOOL PROFILE

CEEB code: 470012

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

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 graduated 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 ten month traditional school
calendar. Renzulli School Enrichment Model is used for gifted and talented program.
AP® courses offered: AP is an open-enrollment program and provided through APEX Learning®.
Honors classes offered: English I, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, World History, Biology, Spanish and
Turkish, PLTW-Introduction to Engineering.
College acceptances received from University of Virginia, College of William and Mary, University of Maryland College
Park, George Mason, Arizona State University, American Catholic University, American University
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

100% graduation success among 12th graders was accomplished.
100% 4 year college acceptance was accomplished
100% of the seniors received scholarships
Current Senior SAT super score average is 1,337

• %50 earned 4.5+
• %25 earned 4–4.5
• %25 earned 3.5–4.0

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.

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

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

Pinnacle Academy High School Graduation Requirements:

Subject Area Standard Diploma Course Requirements Advanced Studies Diploma Course Requirements
Mathematics 3 credits 4 credits
English 4 credits 4 credits
Laboratory Sciences 3 credits 4 credits
History and Social Sciences 4 credits 4 credits
World Language 2 credits 3 credits
Health and Physical Education 2 credits 2 credits
Fine Arts or Career and Technical Ed – 1 credit 1 credit
Economics and Personal Finance 1 credit 1 credit
Electives 3 credits 3 credits
Total Credits 22 26