Piedmont Academy Academics

Small classes at every level allow the close contact and one-on-one instruction that assures a student of the teacher's genuine interest in his/her success. Piedmont teachers are patient mentors capable of inspiring young lives; creative instructors experienced in motivating young minds; and supportive friends willing to share young interests. 

In choosing Piedmont, parents can be confident that their child will be skillfully taught with respect, individuality, and love. Grading reports are issued every nine weeks and parents, as well as students, have on-line accounts through NetClassRoom that allow them access to information posted concerning grades, course information, and homework assignments.

The grading scale for Piedmont Academy grades first through twelth is:

90-100 Excellent
80-89 Good
70-79 Average
below 70 Failing

22 Carnegie units are required for a honors college preparation diploma.

 

Piedmont Academy administers a comprehensive program of testing at all levels to assess the individual progress of each student. All students in grades K5-8 are given the Stanford 10 Achievement Test. Fourth and eighth graders also take the Cognitive Abilities Test (COGAT). Juniors are given the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and sophomores and juniors take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). Juniors and seniors take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the American College Testing Assessment (ACT), which is available year round.  We have had the honor of receiving Jasper County's Star Student & Teacher for the past three out of  five years.