Welcome to Parkway
Do we focus on academics or discipleship? The answer is a resounding YES! We believe that academics and faith are inextricably tied together. They are not separate or mutually exclusive objectives. Parkway students receive training in both. It is all part of our commitment to offer an excellent education with a biblical worldview.
As a pre-kindergarten – 12th grade campus, our students are part of a community that builds intentional relationships and provides academic programming that is aligned across all grade levels. Our students represent several churches in the Lakeland area and come from all of our surrounding communities. A large percentage of our families receive financial support.
Our vigorous academic programs have consistently resulted in state and exam scores that culminate in a graduation rate of 100%. We are seeking membership with the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS), SSACS (Sunshine State Association of Christian Schools), and seeking accreditation with NACSAA (North American Christian School Accrediting Agency). A wide variety of extra-curricular activities offer students the opportunity to participate in band, choir, and drama.
Rachel Guiel joins the family of Parkway Christian Academy in her 20th year of educational experience. She holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Bob Jones University and is currently pursuing a master’s of science degree in educational leadership.
Rachel has served on the leadership team of Christian schools in Atlanta, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida. She taught English and freshman nursing fundamentals in a medical university in Shanghai, China. She taught remedial math and science classes to foreign exchange students in Saipan. She has had a wide variety of experiences in Christian education including teaching middle and upper high school science classes, teaching high school Spanish, coaching volleyball, basketball, and softball, serving as fine arts director and serving as supervisor of student behavior.
Rachel and her husband Scott are so thankful to have had the opportunity to travel to more than 25 countries and provinces around the world serving as short term missionaries and on short term mission trips. They and their two daughters are excited to be a part of Parkway Ministries.
VPK, K4, K5
7th – 12th Grades
4th Grade Teacher
Handwriting, History, Spelling
5th Grade Teacher
6th Grade Teacher
Athletic Director, Math, P.E.
7th Grade Learning Center
Literature, 8th Grade Learning Center
8th Grade Learning Center
9th Grade Learning Center
Math, 10th-12th Grade Learning Center
Art, Elementary Spanish, Library, STEM
Beginning Band, Chorus, Music