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

 

Heritage Christian Academy

School Profile 

 

 6200 Lou George Loop • Birmingham, AL 35022 • (205) 978-6001 • Fax: (205) 978-9120 • hcachristian.org

Heritage Christian Academy (HCA) is an independent, community Christian school serving K5 through 12th grade. HCA also has an Early Education Program for ages 3-5. The school, founded in 1974, is fully accredited by AdvancEd (formerly Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). The school provides a strong academic program with a Biblical worldview.

Mission Statement:

To assist parents in their responsibility to equip their children for life through academics and service to Christ.

The Community:

The school is located just off Exit 1 on Interstate 459, less than a mile from Bent Brook Golf Course.   Our school community consists of students and staff from four counties and representing over 100 churches and congregations.

The Faculty:

The faculty is composed of committed Christians who hold degrees and certifications in their field of study and believe they have been called to serve the Christian school. 

The Students:

Students have the opportunity to explore and develop their talents in academics, arts and athletics. Students are admitted on the basis of a completed application, minimum GPA requirements, discipline standards, and an interview with school leadership.  

Lower School:

The lower school consists of grades K5– 5th grades.  Lower School grades use various curricula with a focus on math, history, science, language and Bible.  All lower school students participate in art, music and physical education.   Enrichment includes STEAM activities and Spanish. Band is also incorporated into the curriculum for grades 4th-5th grades.

Upper School:

The upper school consists of middle school (6th - 8th grades) and high school (9th -12th grades).  The core curriculum consists of Bible, English, math, science, and social studies.  Electives include Spanish, art, band, choir, theatre, home economics, technology,  leadership, forensics, yearbook, robotics, as well as other electives.

Honors/ AP/ Dual Enrollment:

Honors courses are available in English, Science, History, and Math. Instruction on a college level (Advanced Placement) is available for students in History and Biology.  Dual Enrollment is offered in English and Math. 

Grade Point Average:

Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.   Grades earned during 9th — 12th grades are included in a cumulative GPA.  Honors courses are worth an additional .5 GPA quality point and Advanced Placement courses are worth an additional 1 GPA quality point.

Activities / Clubs:

The arts department includes concert choir, concert band, theatre and visual arts.   School clubs include Student Council, National Honor Society, Heritage Ambassadors, and Mu Alpha Theta.  Class officers are elected for 6th — 12th grades.  HCA also sponsors a Bass Fishing Club.

Athletics:

HCA is a member of the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) and is in class 1-A.   Boys’ sports include basketball, baseball, cross-country, golf, and track.   Girls’ sports include basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, golf, volleyball, and softball.

Graduation Requirements:

Two diploma plans are available: College Preparatory Diploma (25 required credits with a minimum 2.5 GPA) and College Preparatory with Honors Diploma (26 required credits, including four honors courses and one AP or Dual Enrollment course, with a minimum 3.5 GPA).

 Graduating Classes:

One hundred percent (100%) of our 2018 graduates were admitted to post-secondary institutions and many received scholarships.  Several of our graduates over the years have been National Merit Scholars.

 

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