Private Christian Elementary School
HCA has grades K-5th in our elementary school.
Academics- Daily instruction is provided in core academics and Bible. Teachers use a variety of curriculum and resources to differentiate for different learning needs with students that may have challenges or need enrichment.
Elective Classes- As a part of a well-rounded curriculum, students have a selection of other courses throughout the week. Most occur one day a week for 45 minutes. These classes included art, PE, STEM, and Spanish. Students also participate in a social/emotional learning class each week with the guidance counselor.
Recess- HCA believes recess is an integral part of an elementary student's day. Since our school day is a bit longer than a traditional elementary school, recess is 20 minutes once or twice a day for each class. Students can play on the playground, play soccer or basketball, or socialize with their peers.
Technology- Chromebooks and iPads are available for classroom use. In addition, teachers use classroom TV's broadcast educational videos, brain break songs, and other items directly related to the curriculum. Teachers use technology for virtual field trips, investigations, and research as well as fun educational games.
Field Trips and Academic Enrichment- Various activities are scheduled throughout the school year to enhance the content taught in the classroom. Field trips to distant locations like St. Augustine, STEM field trips for indoor skydiving, and cultural field trips like to the Orlando Repertory Theater are included in the curriculum. Due to COVID restriction, field trips are temporarily suspended.
Merit Days- As an incentive for good character and citizenship, students are rewarded with merits by teachers and other staff members. Those that receive merits and had overall good behavior are rewarded once per quarter with a merit party. This day is designed by the teachers for students to have an organized fun day.
House System- Every student at HCA is assigned to a house- blue or green- upon acceptance. The HCA House system awards points for positive behaviors and great academics. Students can also earn points for participating in Spirit Days, mission projects, and other school wide activities. Families can access their child's house points through a special app so they can see the positive behaviors the student has at school.
Honor Roll and Pride of the Pride- Students that earn a 3.0 GPA or above earn academic awards each quarter. Those students that earn a 4.0 GPA and have Excellent citizenship earn the Pride of the Pride award. An Awards Night is held at the end of the school year to recognize all those that earn academic, character, and class leader awards.