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Children are a heritage from the LORD... --Psalm 127:3

Established in 1974, originally as Shades Mountain Christian School, Heritage Christian Academy has a rich heritage in Christian education. The "Heritage" name plays tribute to the legacy and history reflective of the school founder, the late Richard "Dick" Vigneulle. Pastor Vigneulle often quoted Psalm 127:3, "Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him." Pastor Vigneulle had a vision to start a Christian community school in Birmingham. Having served students and families for over 40 years, HCA has graduated over 1,000 alumni. We strive to continue with excellence for generations to come.

Heritage Christian Academy is accredited by AdvancED, formerly the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). HCA is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).  

Heritage Christian Academy is an independent, community, Christian school serving K3 -12th grade. Challenging academics with college prep curriculum, innovative technology and extra-curricular activities prepare our students for the next level. It is our desire to partner with families to raise up a generation of inspired, transformed, and mission-minded young people. 

HCA exists to empower young champions for Christ.