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Considering a Change? 7 Reasons to Make a Mid-Year Switch to PCS

This school year started off with a bit of uncertainty for everyone. Whether your child is learning at home, in a physical classroom, or through a hybrid model, you, like many parents, are navigating a variety of new challenges. You may even be feeling like your child is falling behind, either academically, socially, or spiritually.

Families are pursuing private school options now more than ever and realizing that education is one of the most important investments they can make in their child’s life. While switching schools may bring about a little anxiety for parents and students alike, the results of finding the right fit are life-changing. 

Here are a few good reasons to think about making a switch.
  1. Your child needs a greater level of individual attention.
If your student could benefit from more personalized support from his or her teacher, you’re not alone. Many families inquire about Portland Christian Schools because we are known for small class sizes and a high level of individualized attention. We pay close attention to learning styles and cater our approach to help students experience success.
  1. COVID challenges are preventing your child from reaching his/her potential.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, every school has had to make adjustments. The reality is, things are a little more complicated than they were before, but no student’s education should be compromised. If your child is struggling academically this year, we’d love to share more about our COVID-19 plan and how we are prioritizing both student success and safety. We've asked parents Dan and Tracy Swift to share their experience of distance learning at PCS:
We greatly appreciate everything Portland Christian is doing to make their distance learning program as educational, Christ centered and interactive as possible for all students.  Portland Christian has done an incredible job of making the virtual classroom experience as close to the in person experience as possible.  The teachers have been able to keep our son fully engaged for the entire school day.  It has truly been a seamless transition for our son this year as he has embraced the virtual learning environment.
  1. You’re moving and looking for a great fit close to home.
We love meeting families who are planning a move, or have recently moved to the Portland area! Relocation is a common reason for switching schools, and finding the right fit can help your family find meaningful connections and build lasting friendships. 
  1. You are worried about your child’s social and emotional growth. 
Social issues often prompt parents to search for a better environment for their child. Issues like a negative culture, a lack of inclusivity, or bullying can take a toll on a child of any age. Today, some parents may simply feel that their child is not getting enough social interaction. Whatever the challenge, we would love to share more about the positive community that exists at Portland Christian Schools.
  1. Safety is a concern. 
Every parent deserves the peace of mind that their child is safe while at school. If you are concerned about your child’s physical or emotional safety, you can take comfort in the numerous preventative measures Portland Christian Schools has in place. Campus security, hygiene, digital safety, and socio-emotional health are top priorities. 
  1. Your current school is not very flexible when it comes to meeting families where they are.
When it comes to education in the time of COVID-19, it’s important that a school can be flexible enough to accommodate every family’s unique circumstances. If any student needs to work from home for a time due to illness or exposure, we provide all the resources and support needed to ensure they don’t fall behind.
  1. You are looking for a school that more closely aligns with your family values.
If what is being taught at home and school do not align, it is very difficult for families to play an active role in their child’s education. At Portland Christian Schools, biblical truth is woven into every subject area, and students benefit from a variety of strong Christian mentors in their classrooms and extracurricular activities. 

Whether your struggle is on this list or not, we’d love to hear more about why you’re considering a switch and the goals you have for your child. Portland Christian Schools offers year-round admissions, and our enrollment process can often be completed in just a few days. Download our Switch e-book to learn more about our school and your next steps.
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