Lower School (K-6)
Providing a Christian learning environment is our main focus. Each day begins with a devotion and prayer time in every classroom as we strive to instill an appreciation of God’s creation in our students. In K3 and K4 we use the Wee Learn, Handwriting Without Tears, and the A Beka curriculums. First, Second, and third grades are taught using A Beka, McGraw-Hill and the Positive Action Bible series. Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth grade students use A Beka and McGraw-Hill in the regular curriculum. In addition, we highlight Spanish beginning in K4, programs in art and music, special instruction for gifted students and our very popular accelerated reader program.
Upper School (7-12)
Our Junior High is made up of adolescents in grades 7 and 8. Each student brings to the junior high a uniqueness that is celebrated and valued. We believe in the development of each student academically, physically and spiritually. Through a caring, nurturing environment, the junior high serves as a bridge that will guide them through their growth years. Beginning in seventh grade, students build academic skills which will help them complete the required curriculum in high school; plus, they have the opportunity to choose from additional classes as electives. These may be in fine arts, sports, or other necessary skills. By setting high expectations, we endeavor to prepare each student with a solid foundation for success.
HCS offers a curriculum that meets or exceeds all major university admission standards. Our traditional college prep classes are enhanced by Advanced and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which are designed to meet the needs of academically talented and motivated students who desire to maximize their potential by pursuing the most challenging course of study available. Advanced placement students may earn many of their freshman college credits while attending HCS; dual enrollment classes are also offered to give even more students the ability to jump-start their college careers. The testing program consists of the ACT ASPIRE and PSAT which help to prepare our students for the ACT and SAT college entrance tests.
To qualify for advanced courses, students are expected to meet the following criteria:
- Be recommended by their teacher from the previous year in that subject area on the basis of performance, writing skills, and behavior.
- Have at least a “90” academic average and score at the 90th percentile or higher on achievement tests in that subject area.
Note: Students who do not meet stated criteria may, along with their parents, appeal to the Headmaster for admission into advanced courses.