Mount Pisgah Academy Recognizes God’s Providence Throughout COVID-19
When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived and negatively impacted the United States in March 2020, Mount Pisgah Academy (MPA) quickly shifted to distance learning via Zoom for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. As the months passed and a new school year drew near, the administrators at MPA stepped out in faith to open its doors for in-person learning beginning in August 2020. Without the incredible and dedicated teachers, this endeavor would not have been possible. Every MPA teacher courageously stepped into the classroom in August to provide in-person instruction to students. Although mask-wearing, social distancing, and regular sanitizing occurred, it did not guarantee the safety of staff and students. However, they were willing to return for an incredible school year.
MPA had multiple students who chose to continue distance learning for most of the school year, creating an additional challenge for teachers accustomed to instructing students in person. Teachers found creative ways to incorporate distance learning students into their classroom and daily instruction. All staff rallied together to ensure that the school doors remained open. The mission of Mount Pisgah Academy is to love, educate, and disciple students for God’s service, and the staff supported that mission.
Although some students and staff did test positive for COVID-19 throughout the school year, the virus remained contained to a few individuals so that MPA remained open for in-person instruction every school day. MPA stood firm during the storm, and God has now calmed the storm through His faithfulness. The students and staff at MPA are excited for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, when the school will again be open for in-person instruction. Additionally, MPA is planning to be fully functional. The need for masks and social distancing has come to an end, which will allow them to see everyone’s smile and be able to allow the students and staff to breathe free again. Praise God for His bountiful blessings.
Carolina | August 2021