How long has Heartland Christian Academy been in existence?
HCA started in August of 1996 in one of the first group homes built at Heartland. Later that year, November 1996, we moved into what is now the school building. Two wings of classes were added since, one in 2000, the other in 2002.
What is your philosophy of education?
It is the desire of HCA to develop your child’s God-given mind, body, and spirit in ways according to God’s Word. We believe the training and educating of children are a special ministry unto the Lord and any educational process which is not based on God’s Word is lacking in fullness. It is our desire that children spend their developing years in an atmosphere of Christian love, Christian learning, and Christian values. HCA will provide a quality educational program to encourage all students to attain their highest level of academic excellence. HCA also believes that a high quality education in a Christ-centered atmosphere can only be achieved with the continual and diligent involvement of the student’s parents. HCA believes the school is an extension of church and home and it exists to foster a partnership with parents in educating children.
How long is your school year?
Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, HCA changed its schedule to an adapted version of the “year-round school” format. This allows us to incorporate more vocational opportunities for high school students, and hands-on learning for K4 through middle school. Another benefit of the year-round education is that it facilitates continuous learning— students forget less over the shorter breaks, and teachers spend less time reviewing.
How many students are enrolled at HCA?
Currently, we have approximately 225 students enrolled in grades K4-12 at Heartland Christian Academy.
What is the tuition at HCA?
Tuition for one child is $1,250 per school year (additional children $1,050 each). In addition, incidental fees ($100 per student grades 1-12; $80 K4-K5) provide the student’s consumable materials.
How do you place students?
All students are tested for placement purposes before entering any classroom. Also, a copy of transcripts will be required before admission.
Does your school follow state guidelines for graduation?
Students graduating from HCA receive a regular diploma upon completion of 24 required credits, a college preparatory diploma for 26-28 required credits and a 3.0 grade average. HCA is a private institution, and is not accredited by the state. However, we require students to successfully complete the same credits as state-accredited schools in order to graduate.
What types of curriculum and teaching does the Academy use?
A variety of curriculum are used including ABEKA, Bob Jones University Press, Positive Action, Alpha Omega, and Spalding. Tutoring is available for those students who are behind in their age-appropriate classes.
What types of extracurricular activities do you offer?
In addition to a wide variety of votech electives, art club, and yearbook, HCA offers several sports programs for girls and boys in grades 7-12. Girls may participate in volleyball, basketball, and track. Sports for the boys include soccer, basketball, baseball, and track. A basketball program is also available for grades 3-6.
Do you require a special dress code?
School uniforms are worn by all students in grades K4 through 12.
How can I get more information?
For questions, call the school office at 660-284-6300. Click here for admissions.