Heritage Christian Academy

Upper School Academics

Heritage Christian Academy is committed to providing a high standard of academic excellence for its students, while developing Christ-like character in them. To achieve this, we utilize a superior curriculum and maintain a community of outstanding teachers with a strong commitment to Jesus Christ, His word, and His church.

At Heritage Christian Academy, we partner with parents to help their students build numerous vital skills and qualities needed for the next stage—indeed, all—of life:

A Christian Worldview

Students will learn to see all of reality in light of God’s Truth, and how that Truth should inform their decisions. They will do more than acquire information — they will learn wisdom.

Academic Rigor

Students will be taught important study habits and organizational skills to help them succeed in high school and beyond. They will do more than learn how to pass a test — they will develop a love of learning.

Christ-like Character

Students will learn and “do” Christian theology, cultivating the mind, heart and habits of a disciple of Jesus Christ. They will do more than learn ethics — they will build Christian virtue.

Upper School Curriculum

Heritage Christian Academy offers a rigorous academic curriculum integrated with a robustly biblical worldview to prepare each student for higher education and lay the groundwork for whatever vocation God calls them to.

Graduation Requirements

HCA High School offers two base programs of study—College Preparatory and Scholars—plus two optional specialty tracks: STEM and Fine Arts.

STEM Program

Heritage Christian Academy is pleased to offer a robust STEM program from the third through twelfth grades in partnership with Project Lead the Way. Our STEM program exposes students to the principles, best practices and tools of engineering and design.

Educational Technology

HCA makes strategic and careful use of technology to enhance learning and equip students for vocation and citizenship in the world they inhabit today as well as the world they will inherit tomorrow.

International Student Program

HCA welcomes students from around the world to receive a high-quality Christian education. This growing program provides intercultural enrichment both for international students and the local HCA community.
  • Grading Scale
  • Student:Teacher Ratio
  • Standardized Testing

Students are assigned a grade on a numerical scale, 0–100. Report cards and transcripts report the numerical average for each class rather than a letter grade. A passing grade requires that a student earn a class average of 65 or higher. A grade of 64 or below is considered failing. A failing grade on a high school transcript earns no credit for the class.

A student’s grade-point-average (GPA) is calculated by determining the cumulative average of all his/her classes using the same 0–100 scale. In addition, for high school students, a weighted GPA is generated by awarding an additional 5 points to the semester grade per Honors class and 10 points per Dual Credit class.

The average class at HCA varies, depending on the grade level. Upper school classes generally have 15–25 students.

Explore Test (ACT) • 7th–8th Grade

Plan Test (ACT) • 9th–10th Grades

PSAT Test (SAT) • 10th–11th Grades

TerraNova 3 • 6th–11th Grades

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Updated December 2018

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