Practical Information to Take Your Christian School
to the Next Level

March 18–20, 2024

Pensacola, FL
Register

Why Attend?

To learn, connect, and get inspired

Principals, Administrators, Pastors, and Office Staff, come observe and discover new ideas for your ministry from a thriving Christian school.

Gain pointers for success in administrative methods

Observe Pensacola Christian Academy classrooms

Learn best practices for using Abeka

Peruse the curriculum in person at the Abeka display

Featured Speakers

Dr. Troy Shoemaker

Dr. Troy Shoemaker

Top education expert Dr. Troy Shoemaker has served as president of Pensacola...
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Christian College since 2012. He has held many key leadership positions throughout his career, including 16 years as Pensacola Christian Academy administrator—one of America’s largest Christian schools. His broad and deep understanding of the industry drives his passion for influencing the future of Christian education.
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Mr. Joshua Birx

Mr. Joshua Birx

Since 2012, Joshua Birx has passionately served as the Pensacola Christian Academy...
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administrator. His undergraduate and graduate-level education degrees from Pensacola Christian College gave him the foundation for an outstanding career in educational leadership. Every year, his goal is to better equip faculty as they teach students how to identify God’s hand in all areas of life.
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Mrs. Amy Yohe

Mrs. Amy Yohe

From teacher to principal to managing editor of Abeka, Amy Yohe is an Abeka curriculum...
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expert. After graduating with her master’s in educational leadership, she spent nearly 20 years serving in the classroom and becoming a master teacher. Today, Amy leads the Abeka team in making products easy so parents and teachers around the world can make them amazing.
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What to Expect

Students in Classroom

Teachers, students, and parents come to you for answers. But sometimes you have questions too.

Principals Clinic will help you find the answers from within the scope of traditional education.

In classroom observations, you’ll see firsthand

  • Ways to cover the Abeka material while maintaining personal style
  • How to integrate technology
  • Effective patterns for class scheduling
  • Methods to keep students engaged
I would strongly encourage everybody to attend the Principals Clinic. We actually attended just before we started our school. And the information we got helped us on the first day of our school. We adopted some of the principles, and they have been invaluable. I would encourage anyone who starts a school to make this priority one, to come to the Principals Clinic. It’s tremendously helpful.

—Administrator from MS

3 Insightful Tracks

Principals Track 1

Principals—Track 1

Strengthen your leadership skills with practical advice about day-to-day operations and big-picture issues.

Principals Track 2

Principals—Track 2

Have you been to Principals Clinic before? This track will dive into topics geared toward veteran administrators seeking to take their school to the next level.

Office Track

Office Track

Develop skills in daily office management, school procedures, and secretarial skills to help serve your organization.

Sample Tracks

Subject to change

Principals—Track 1 (first-time attendees)

Christian School Philosophy

Principals Role in Guiding Elementary Academics

Foundations in Education

Keys to Kindergarten Success

Business Procedures

Integrating a Biblical Worldview into Academics

Conducting Effective Parent-Teacher Meetings

Classroom Tours and Observations

Supervising Secondary Academics

Solving Problems of New or Weak Teachers

Admission and Evaluation of Students

Starting a Christian School

Principals—Track 2 (returning delegates)

Qualities of an Administrator

Begin and End Your Year Smoothly

Foundations in Education

Visual Enhancements

Supervising and Observing

Guiding Secondary Academics

Nursery Curriculum

Elementary Academics, Grades 1–2

Cumulative Records

Building School Spirit

Guidelines in Secondary Scheduling

Classroom Tours and Observations

Communicating with Your Faculty

Keys to Library Success

Elementary Academics, Grades 3–6

Music Curriculum

Discipline

Office Track

Christian School Philosophy

Begin and End Your Year Smoothly

Foundations in Education

Your Office

Assisting the Administrator

Handling Priorities

Business Procedures

Developing Student Receptionists

Cumulative Records

Orientation Day Procedures and Purchasing

Managing Student Accounts

Enrolling and Transferring Students

Secretarial Procedures

Business and Practical Communication

Admission and Evaluation of Students
Attending Principals Clinic was one of the best decisions I made as a first-year principal. I received practical suggestions to use in the classroom, helpful tips in how to manage and lead my faculty and students, and biblical insights for developing myself and my team towards becoming leaders who reflect Christ. I left Principals Clinic refreshed, encouraged, and inspired to use what I learned to further grow our school.

—Delegate from Brooklyn, NY

Dress Guidelines

Men

Sessions & Meals (Business Casual)

  • Collared shirts and dress pants
  • Please, no shorts or jeans

Recreation/Sports Casual

  • Casual pants, traditional jeans, wind pants (required for rock climbing), or shorts
  • No caps, hats, sweatpants, or spandex should be worn.
  • Swimwear should be trunk–style only.

Women

Sessions & Meals (Business Casual)

  • Modest knee–length skirts or dresses and modest tops
  • Please, no pants, capri pants, short skirts, or sundresses

Recreation/Sports Casual

  • Skirts or loose-fitting walking shorts (knee length) for most activities
  • Wind pants are required for the rock climbing wall and are permitted for ice skating.
  • Swimwear should be modest and cover the midriff.
  • T–shirts must be worn when using the FlowRider.

Cost & Accommodations

Cost

  • Early registration is $80 per delegate through January 31. Registration is $90 per delegate for reservations made through March 4. Late reservations, made after March 4, are $100 per delegate. Fee includes meals (Monday dinner through Wednesday lunch).
  • The registration fee for each delegate is due with registration.

Campus House

  • The 28-room Campus House, located directly adjacent to the campus, is open 365 days a year. Choose the comfort of king- or queen-size beds (all linens provided).
  • Cost: $91.99–$183.98 per room per night (plus tax) for single or double occupancy
  • For each room booked, we charge one night’s lodging as a deposit to reserve your room.
  • The three-night minimum-stay requirement is March 17–19.
  • If reservations are canceled at least one week in advance, a full refund is available. After that, late cancellations are charged the cost of one night.
  • Call 1-800-443-7742 early to make room reservations. Guest rooms fill quickly!

Local Hotels

Discounts are provided by many area hotels based on availability or season. Contact the hotel directly to inquire whether a discount is offered to Pensacola Christian College guests.

Within 5–10 min.

Courtyard by Marriott Pensacola Downtown

700 E. Chase Street
Pensacola, FL 32502

Homewood Suites by Hilton (Cordova Mall Area)

5049 Corporate Woods Drive
Pensacola, FL 32504

10 rooms or less

Residence Inn by Marriott

6000 Cobble Creek Road
Pensacola, FL 32504

Courtyard by Marriott

451 Creighton Road
Pensacola, FL 32504

Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport

161 Airport Lane
Pensacola, FL 32504

Within 15–20 min.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites W I-10

130 Loblolly Lane
Pensacola, FL 32526

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

150 Loblolly Lane
Pensacola, FL 32526

Springhill Suites by Marriott

487 Creighton Road
Pensacola, FL 32504

Towneplace Suites Pensacola

481 Creighton Road
Pensacola, FL 32504

Event Info

Typical Session Schedule

Monday, March 18 2:30—8 p.m. CT
Tuesday, March 19 8 a.m.—8 p.m. CT (breakfast available at 7 a.m. CT)
Wednesday, March 20 8 a.m.—2:30 p.m. CT (breakfast available at 7 a.m. CT)

Reservations

  • Christian schools are welcome! Since space is limited, register early.
  • If your school has an Abeka account, please make sure it’s current before registering.
  • All registrations are subject to approval.
  • Do not make nonrefundable transportation reservations until Clinic reservations have been confirmed by email.
  • For more information, please contact the Reservation Office at 850-969-1632.
Who May Attend?
  • Principals/Administrators/Pastors of Christian schools
  • Acting and prospective Christian school supervisors
  • Those starting a Christian school/Board members
  • Office managers/Secretaries/Office personnel

Check-In

Monday, March 18

10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. CT

MacKenzie Building
Pensacola Christian College
250 Brent Lane

Important Notes

  • 12 contact hours may be earned through attendance at Principals Clinic.
  • Recording devices are not permitted.
  • No children in attendance, please
  • Prospective college students (Gr. 11–12) are welcome to visit Pensacola Christian College during the Clinic. Arrangements should be made when registering. Please call the Reservation Office at 850-969-1696 for details.
President Troy Shoemaker speaking in a classroom

Note from the President

Pensacola Christian Academy has a rich heritage of 70 years in Christian education. Over that time, through the vision of Dr. and Mrs. Arlin Horton, we have developed tried-and-true methods for successfully operating a vibrant Christian school ministry.

Principals Clinic is designed to inspire principals, administrators, and pastors to greater servant-leadership and effectiveness, while offering in-depth solutions for common administrative procedures. Our skilled, professional staff will share invaluable knowledge and proven techniques so you’ll be thoroughly prepared in a variety of key topics. And the Office track for secretaries and office staff will greatly benefit your personnel.

Make plans early to attend! We would count it a privilege to help you build a more effective Christian school ministry for the Lord.

Join us for Principals Clinic 2024.

Troy A. Shoemaker, Ed.D.
President

FAQs

Who can attend Principals Clinic?

Principals Clinic is available for Christian school principals, administrators, pastors, and office staff.

Would this be beneficial for a school that uses multiple curricula, rather than just Abeka?

While the clinic is specifically meant to be a help to Abeka users, the principles covered are beneficial for any Christian school teaching with traditional education methods.

How do we register?

If your school has not registered yet, register online. If your school has already registered for Principals Clinic this year, please call 850-969-1632 to be added to your group.

What is your vendor number? The public school board will pay for us to attend Principals Clinic.

We are unable to accept government funds of any kind. Also, we cannot accept “pass through” funds (money paid to reimburse a school that has paid the fee).

Can we purchase meals for a spouse who is not attending the sessions?

Meals for the clinic are limited to delegates only. Your spouse could purchase individual meals at the college dining facilities, but the clinic delegates will be eating in other locations.

When we attend the clinic, may we bring high school students to see Pensacola Christian College? How do I register the students?

Yes, you may! Please call 850-969-1696 to register any high school students wishing to visit PCC. Note that residence hall lodging is not available.

How do we notify you of changes, cancellations, or additions?

For any changes, cancellations, or additions to your group, please call 850-969-1632.

When do I need to cancel to get a refund?

If canceling, contact us before check-in at 850-969-1632 so we can issue a refund.

May we preview or purchase Abeka materials while we are there?

Yes, many materials will be on display for you to review. A few items may be individually purchased and larger orders may be placed and then shipped to your school. No cash purchases.

May we tour the Abeka facilities?

In order to protect our customers’ privacy and support our customer service representatives as they assist customers, tours are not available.

How many contact hours will I receive?

Each track offers up to 12 contact hours.

When will I receive my contact hour certificates?

Contact hour certificates will be emailed to each recipient within a few weeks after the clinic.

How do I access the event on the Whova app?

An email will be sent to your unique email address a few days before the event with information on logging in to the Whova app. If you need to change the unique email address that will be used for logging in, please contact the Reservation Office at 850-969-1632.

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