About Pineywoods Community Academy

Pineywoods Academy is a college preparatory charter school with an excellent student to teacher ratio.

Pineywoods Community Academy is a PreK-12th grade free public charter school funded by the state of Texas. Enrollment is open to all students in Angelina County and the surrounding area based on space available at each grade level. PCA’s high school, PARAMUS ECHS, is in its sixth year of designation as an Early College High School by the Texas Education Agency. This means that PCA students can start taking dual credit classes at Angelina College beginning in 9th grade, which is earlier than students can begin taking college classes at a traditional high school. PARAMUS students earn high school credit while taking college classes, and can earn up to 60 college hours and an Associates’ degree from Angelina College.

The PCA Way fits perfectly into the new House Bill 5 graduation requirements for incoming 9th grade students, and PARAMUS students can earn any one of the five HB 5 endorsements offered by the state. In addition, students can participate in vocational certificate programs at Angelina College including welding, diesel mechanics, child care, as well as LVN, RN, and CNA programs. PCA also contracts with the Lufkin Academy of Hair Design to offer interested students the opportunity to earn their Cosmetology licensure upon graduation from high school. 75% of our 2015 graduates earned their Associates’ degree, had sufficient college hours to be classified a junior at a four-year college, or earned a professional certificate that allowed them to immediately enter the workforce

Pineywoods students at all grades are taught a rigorous curriculum that goes above and beyond the state-mandated TEKS standards. PCA offers a wide range of technology available to all students, and each high school student is issued their own laptop for use at school and home. In addition to advanced academics, students at Pineywoods have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of enrichment and extracurricular activities. At the elementary grades, students can be part of UIL Academics, Destination Imagination, Mini-Cheer, and Robotics, while at the junior high level in addition to these activities students can participate in basketball, track, cross-country, and choir. Junior high students can choose cheerleading or be part of our award-winning Wolfette Drill Team. High school students can participate in UIL District 23-2A junior varsity and varsity athletics including basketball, cross-country, track, tennis, golf and swimming. Academic competitions including Destination Imagination, UIL Academics, and Speech and Debate are available for high school students as well as UIL One-Act Play, art competitions, and UIL choral solo and ensemble.

It’s simple to enroll at PCA and everything is provided at no cost to the student and parent. To begin the enrollment process, click the admissions tab, and fill out the printable application. We hope to have you as part of Lufkin and Angelina County’s premier charter school!