K-6th Enrichment Specials

While academic excellence is a strong focus of Heritage Christian Academy, we believe that a well-rounded education includes special subjects, which we offer weekly, beginning in kindergarten.

Music

Music classes focus on learning music fundamentals—rhythm, pitch, reading music and correct singing technique—as well as music history and choral repertoire. Students participate by singing, moving, playing, and creating music with classrooms percussion instruments like rhythm sticks, maracas, bells, drums and cymbals. We have a choir for students in 4th, 5th and 6th grades in addition to a music appreciation class for all grades. Students perform for parents in both the spring and fall concerts. The K-2 performance is on a weekday morning and the 4th-6th presents an evening performance.

Band

Students in fifth and sixth grades have the option of participating in band. Band meets at the beginning of the school day and students pay only for the cost of instrument rental and method books. The elementary band generally performs once each semester.



Art

The goal of the art curriculum is to help students develop basic artistic skills and gain an initial understanding of art history. Students learn various art skills and use a variety of media to create colorful and seasonal artwork which is regularly on display in the Heritage hallways. A special emphasis is placed on presenting God as Creator, the Master Artist.

Physical Education

Phys Ed focuses on learning developmentally appropriate skills—small motor, large motor, and hand-eye coordination—as well as mastering the skills necessary for an effective, active life for years to come. Students should wear tennis shoes on PE days.

Spanish

The Symtalk curriculum emphasizes hands-on, interactive learning. Students engage in a variety of activities which introduce them to Spanish language and culture. They work with their “Profesora” to learn such things as the Spanish alphabet, the days and months of the year, colors, numbers, food, clothing and common phrases and expressions.

Computers

Students in kindergarten through fourth grade meet weekly for computer class in the Media Center. This class is acquaints students with the computer so they can learn beginning computer skills. Students use various programs to reinforce classroom skills with project ideas coordinated with classroom teachers to coincide with current academic study. Computer is integrated into classroom work in fourth through sixth grades.

Library

HCA’s elementary library has over 2,000 hardback volumes, ranging from classics to non-fiction to recent award-winning books. Students visit the library weekly to browse and check out books in bright, cheerful surroundings. The instructor also uses this time to nurture a love for reading through book talks. Families are encouraged to consider donating new books in honor or memory of a loved one to grow our library. Book wish lists and book plates are available for this purpose.