Parkway Christian Academy has been used of God to train thousands of boys and girls in the Lakeland area for over 40 years. Parkway Christian Academy began as Temple Christian School in 1974 under the leadership of Dr. Cham McMillen. The name Temple Christian School was changed to Highlands Christian Academy under the leadership of Pastor John Richardson. In 2018, Pastor Peter Grant officially changed the name of Highlands Christian Academy to Parkway Christian Academy.
Throughout the years, Parkway graduates have distinguished themselves throughout the community. PCA (K5-12th Grade) is fully accredited with NCPSA (National Council for Private School Accreditation), and is a member of SSACS (Sunshine State Association of Christian Schools) and AACS (American Association of Christian Schools). The PCA VPK/K4 Program is fully accredited through NACSAA (North America Christian School Accrediting Agency) and has received Gold Seal Accreditation from the Department of Children and Families Office of Child Care Regulation.
PCA is primarily college preparatory in its academic emphasis.