Providence Academy’s Eli Jackson Named National Merit Finalist

Providence Classical Christian Academy senior Eli Jackson has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Jackson is one of 15,000 nationwide finalists now eligible for the Merit Scholarship, presented each spring.

“Eli has always been an exceptional student in both character and academics, and we couldn’t be prouder of him,” said PCCA chancellor Jason Ross. Jackson has been a student at PCCA for 11 years. A recent member of the homecoming court, he also is an active participant in PCCA’s National Honor Society, archery club, musical theater, Providence Discipleship Program and PCCA Worship Team. He’s also a member of the First Baptist Church Rogers Worship Team and volunteers at Upward Sports, First Baptist Kids Ministry, Night to Shine and Camp Barnabas. Jackson is the son of Philip and April Jackson of Lowell, Ark.

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year.

About Providence Classical Christian Academy

Founded in 2004, PCCA is a Christ-centered, University-Model® college prep school consistently ranked among the top 10 private schools in Arkansas. The regional K-12 school serves more than 550 students and offers an array of athletic and extracurricular activities to support students’ spiritual, intellectual, social and physical growth. PCCA holds multiple accreditations including the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the University-Model Schools International, and Christian Schools International. Enrollment is now underway for 2019-2020. For more information, call (479) 263-8861 or visit