Pinnacle Academy is the best private school for the arts in 2022! We serve the educational needs of the students in the Fairfax County area. Located in one of the state's fastest growing communities, Pinnacle's location enjoys a diversified economic base. Pinnacle Academy is a Cognia accredited, STEAM -based private school serving grades preschool-12.
Address: 14120 Newbrook Drive, Chantilly, VA, 20151
Instructional Hours: 4 quarters of 9 weeks for a total of 180 instructional days. Students begin class at 8:25 am and the day concludes at 3:25 pm. Pinnacle Academy also offers a variety of after school clubs and extracurricular activities.
Credit, Grade Point Average, and Class Ranking
Students will receive graduation credit for courses in which they earn a grade of 60% or above. Students will not receive credit for a course in which they earn a grade 59% or lower, or courses in which they receive an incomplete. A student may earn only one credit for each year long academic course. If a course is studied twice, the student will only be given credit for the course once.
A grade point average (GPA) is a number representing the average value of the final semester grades earned in the student's courses. The GPA is calculated at the end of each semester by adding up the student's final grades and dividing that figure by the number of grades awarded. Students earning a 93% or above GPA are Principal Honor Roll students. All grades for courses taken at Pinnacle Academy will count towards the student's cumulative grade point average.
Pinnacle Academy students must earn a minimum of 26 credits to graduate with an Advanced High School Diploma. The distributional requirements are listed below. Students can earn 1 credit for each full-year course and 1/2 credit for non-AP & honors semester long courses. Semester long AP & honors courses count as 1 full credit.
English: 4 credits
Social Studies: 4 credits
Math: 4 credits
Science: 4 credits
Foreign Languages: 3 credits
Fine Arts/Engineering: 1 credit
Physical Education: 2 credits
Personal Finance: 1 credit
Community Service: 40 hours (10 hours per year of high school attendance)