HCA News

Preschool Program opens Fall 2013


      Over the last several months the HCA board has been prayerfully considering the addition of a fullservice preschool at HCA. I am pleased to announce that, beginning in the Fall 2013, we will beginserving  families who have children from 3 to 5 years of age. This extended program will allow HCA to meet the needs of young families across the Johnson County area. As an outgrowth of HCA’scurrent PreKindergarten class, the expanded early education program will remain committed to educating the whole child by providing experiences for each child’s spiritual, emotional,intellectualand physical growth. 

      Plans are completed and construction has been scheduled for the remodeling of two East Campus classrooms, an outside courtyard area and a new dedicated outdoor play area. Fundraising is nearly complete for these tremendous assets to our school. Meaghen Briley will be overseeing the preschool program. She has a BS in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Special Education and is a certified Kansas Preschool Program Director.

     Meaghen shares her heart for the program:

"The preschool years are special! HCA’s full preschool program will encompass many opportunities for children to learn about God’s world and God’s word, while staying committed to providing an educational program marked with academic excellence.  I am looking forward to serving as HCA’s Preschool Director. I am excited to reach out and bring HCA into the homes of families with young ones."

     Meaghen has served in many capacities here at HCA., most recently as a member of the school board. Meaghen is married to Bart and their three children--Noah, Gracely and Luke--attend HCA.


Heritage Christian Academy named as a Best Christian Workplace for 2012

Heritage Christian Academy was one of 38 organizations chosen as a Best Christian Workplace for 2012 in the United States and Canada.

Rick Lukianuk, president of HCA, says it is an honor to be identified as a BCW.  We believe a healthy working environment provides for a healthy school, and we lift up both in prayer on a regular basis.  Lukianuk says that the BCW is a well respected institute among faith-based organizations.

“They are leaders in the industry when it comes to surveying workplaces that engage their employees in a fun and meaningful way, while also challenging them to make a difference within the internal and external communities that they serve,” Lukianuk said. 

The BCW program began in 2002 and is in the US, Canada and Australia- surveying 120,000 employees in 500 organizations to date.  More information about the BCWI may be found at www.bcwinstitute.com 



The Johnson County Old Settlers Day fair boasted a "sea of burgundy" as Heritage Christian Academy participated in this three day event.   A positive, Christ honoring reflection of HCA was reflected to our local community.  Participation entailed an information booth that was visited by many who were introduced to HCA  for the first time.

The parade entries showed a great representation of school spirit and relayed a positive reflection of HCA.  The cheerleaders along with the revealing of the Chargers mascot began with an infectious relay of school spirit followed by the second place award winning float with the them of "Avengers."  The "burgundy" bus ended the pack filled with students energetically chanting with pride the spirit of HCA.