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Suttie Blog | 21st Century Skills Cannot Be Taught Online — and More

I am currently an online adjunct professor for Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. I have been teaching in the online/remote learning medium for over 10 years. The majority of my teaching online has been for adults — specifically midcareer adults. Online-only education can benefit those adults and children who, for …

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Suttie Blog | Data and More Data

As you might imagine, we are continuously receiving data from multiple sources to monitor the changing conditions and factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Certainly, the Johnson County and Kansas Health sites help us track the trends that most affect us. We are also tracking relevant data from Europe, where …

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NEW VIDEO: Welcome from Rich Suttie

Heritage Christian Academy’s new Head of School, Rich Suttie, introduces himself to you—the Charger family—and offers words of hopeful encouragement during these unsettling times. For more information on how HCA continues to prepare for and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our COVID-19 Resources page.

Welcome Back! Greetings from Board Chairman

Greetings Heritage family, On behalf of the HCA School Board welcome or welcome back to all our students, families, teachers and administrators. We hope that you had a refreshing and relaxing summer vacation and are excited to start another year at HCA. I am continually humbled to see the way …

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Art Studio Grand Reopening

The Heritage Christian Academy visual arts department received a big boost with the recent renovation of our visual art studio. Thanks to a generous donation from Roger and Ginny Ratzlaff, our studio has been outfitted with wonderful new furniture for all our art students and iMac computers for photo and …

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HCA Alumnus Michael Mitchell Accepted into Praxis Labs Emerging Founders Program

This past Summer, 2014 alumnus Michael Mitchell, was awarded acceptance into the Praxis Labs Emerging Founders program, which according to the program website is a “highly selective… mentorship driven immersion for next generation founders who are serious about building a redemptive venture.” Check out Michael’s bio page at Praxis. After graduating from Heritage Christian …

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Great Teachers = Great Kids!

A school is successful because of its teachers! Average teachers make an average school while great teachers make a great school. The teachers at HCA are truly GREAT because they follow Jesus Christ, love students, and are passionate about the subject(s) they teach. As we settle into the summer routine, …

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What Worldview Has YOU?

The term “worldviewishly” was coined by John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle in new their book A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World. This book is a required reading assignment for all HCA staff this summer and provides some provocative challenges and practical help for teachers and …

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The Crown of the Aged: Christian School Alumni Making a Difference

“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged…” —Proverbs 17:6   Over the years (even before I became one of the “aged”) I often referred to this verse when talking with grandparents at our annual Grandparents’ Day. Why does Solomon say that grandchildren are the crown of the aged? Why not …

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