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At Pine Lake Preparatory, we use Canvas as our main tool for accessing assignments for students, grading, and school/home communication. Every parent will need an observer account set up at the beginning of the school year. If you have an account set up through Pine Lake Preparatory, it will continue in subsequent years. Please be on the lookout for information on when Canvas parent sessions will be held beginning in July.


PLP only supports accounts made via the web platform at . If you choose to use the app on your mobile device, that is a separate account and we do not have any support for resetting passwords, accessing information, or navigating the mobile app.


Canvas Dashboard Basics:

Once you log into our Canvas account at, you will be taken to the main dashboard.

  • To view your child’s grades, click on the View Grades button along the right side of the screen.

  • You will be able to view your child’s courses by clicking on the tiles.

  • If you are ever “lost” click on the Dashboard icon on the left side of the screen to return home.


Please check back regularly as we build out additional resources for parents navigating the Pine Lake Canvas Community.


Who to Contact?

If you have a question regarding your Canvas account, please contact or Becky Goddard at .



  • Who needs an observer account?

    • All parents need an account. You will be sent directions in August.

  • How do I obtain an observer account?

    • If you have an observer account set up from the previous year, it will continue to be active as long as your child is enrolled at PLP.

    • If you are a new parent, you will be sent directions in August.

  • Can I have more than one child attached to my account?

    • Yes. All children from one family can be shared on one observer account.

  • What is a Pairing Code?

    • To create an observer account, you will need the Pairing Code. This can be generated by having your child log into their Canvas account. Under their Settings, there is an option to create a Pairing Code on the right side of the screen.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Please see the attached document for information on financial assistance for families. 
For more information, please contact 

Financial Assistance 2018 - 2019.pdf

Background Checks for Volunteers

Volunteering/Background Check

Dear Pine Lake Preparatory Families,

The state of North Carolina requires that all volunteers who will work in an unsupervised capacity with students have a current background check on record with the school. Some ways that parents with background checks can assist are: chaperoning field trips, escorting students from place to place, etc.  

To obtain a background check:

  • See the link below, which will direct you to the secure, web based Background Information Bureau (BIB) site.  
  • Select the "I Want to Volunteer!" orange bar.
  • Follow the steps to submit your volunteer background check, and pay a small fee of $11.95 via credit card

Your privacy and security are of the utmost importance to both Pine Lake Preparatory and BIB.  Private, nonessential information is not disclosed to system administrators, and BIB is PCI Certified, with safeguards to protect personal data and credit card information.

Once the background check is complete, the volunteer will receive email notification regarding status and approval.  Approved volunteers also receive a Secure Volunteer ID card, which they should bring, along with picture ID, to all volunteer events.  If an ID card is lost, the volunteer is responsible for ordering a replacement at a charge of $5.00. Background checks must be conducted on an annual basis, and volunteers will not be allowed to use expired cards.  

To order replacement cards:

  • Click the link above
  • Select "Get a Replacement Card"
  • Follow the steps to request a replacement, and pay $5.00 fee via credit card

Individuals who would like to volunteer at Pine Lake Preparatory, but would prefer not to move forward with completing a background check, also have opportunity to do so.  Simply contact your Teacher or Administrative Associate for additional information about opportunities that do not involve the supervision of students.

We would like to thank all of our volunteers for everything that you do and for all of your support.

Family Guidebook

Family Guidebook

The Family Guidebook outlines everything you need to know about Pine Lake's policies and procedures as well as our philosophy and guidelines.Please take the time to read the Family Guidebook so that you are fully educated about both your child and your expected experience here at Pine Lake. We look forward every year to watching your children grow and the strengthening of the bond we enjoy having with our Pine Lake families.

Download the full Family Guidebook here.

Pine Lake Preparatory Bullying Policy

Transcript Requests

Transcript requests for CURRENT students:  

If you are a CURRENT STUDENT at Pine Lake Preparatory Upper School, there is no fee for sending your official transcripts. PLP students can get an unofficial copy of their transcript as needed from the PLP Counseling Department. 

Transcript requests for FORMER students only:

There is a $5.00 fee per transcript if you are a graduate or former student of Pine Lake Preparatory Upper School. Payment can be made via MyPaymentsPlus in the "Various Other" tab. Instructions for MyPaymentsPlus registration are below.  Transcripts will not be sent until payment is confirmed. 


Guest Registration Instructions

 Your request will be processed as quickly as possible, however, please note that we do ask for a 5 day window to process your request.

Transcript Request

Exceptional Children

Pine Lake Preparatory
Exceptional Children’s Department

Pine Lake Preparatory program for Exceptional Children is dedicated to ensuring that all students with disabilities will have access to a full continuum of educational opportunities and services based on individual needs. Pine Lake Preparatory provides special education services and related services according to the federal mandates of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act. This department also consults with the counseling department as needed on 504 plans that are written for students with a medical or mental impairment that significantly impairs a major life activity. This plan is part of the Rehabilitation Act of1993. Pine Lake Preparatory also provides support and training to the regular education teachers as needed to implement interventions,accommodations and modifications in the regular education classroom setting. The Public Schools of North Carolina, Exceptional Children Division provides local units with detailed policies for the delivery of special education services. These rules and regulations are detailed in Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities, Amended June 2010

Parent Contact for the Exceptional Children's Department:

Luke Ruggieri

EC Department Fax

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