After paying Parkway Christian Academy over $30,000.00 for educating my daughter from the 6th through most of the 12th grade, she is unable to pass the Math Exit Exam in public school which is based on 8th to 9th grade mathematics skills. While attending Parkway, she managed A's and B's for the majority of her math classes. There were a couple of grading periods that she made C's, but she always managed to bring them up. She was told when she enrolled in public school for the final 6 months of her Senior year (against my wishes), that she had already completed the math requirements for high school, and that taking additional math was optional. Being the kind of student she is, she opted to take Pre-Calculus only to discover that the skills she was taught at the "private school" (known for being "better" than public schools in their teaching approach) had left her lacking in math skills. As a parent, there was never a clue in looking over her report cards or school work from Parkway that my daughter had any deficiency in math. Indeed, even the "guidance counselor" agreed when I met with her that according to my daughter's transcripts, she had done well in math. It became painfully evident after failing the Math Exit Exam in public school twice, that Parkway had not prepared my daughter for college, or even high school for that matter. As a result, my daughter will not be allowed to get her diploma with the rest of her class in May. This has devastated the entire family, and sent my daughter into a profound depression, for which she is now taking medication and entering therapy. I approached Parkway Christian Academy with a simple request in light of the amount of money I had spent on her education, and ample evidence that their math program is severely lacking (it is rumored that the math teacher is not even certified to teach math): Let my daughter come back for the final grading period of the school year in order to "walk" and get her diploma. They denied my request, stating that it was too late in the school year to do so. I do not feel that this was a fair decision in light of the facts. Shame on Parkway Christian Academy! If you are looking for a private school in the eastern area of Birmingham for your loved one because you are under the notion that a private education is more beneficial than a public education, I would recommend that your search does not include Parkway Christian Academy.