Frequently Asked Questions
What are the hours of your school day?
Our school day begins at 8:00am and we end our day at 3:00pm.
Do you offer early drop off or after care?
Early drop off is available for all families beginning at 7:20 a.m.
After care is available for students each day until 5:30 p.m. This is fee based by the day or by the quarter.
Is your school accredited?
HCA is accredited through the Cognia and League of Christian Schools.
Are your teachers certified?
Our goal is that all teachers have a minimum of a 4-year degree and complete professional development each year in the area that they are teaching. Many of our teachers are state certified, have master's degrees, and are pursuing additional education.
Do you have to be a church member to attend?
No. While our core beliefs are of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and that the Bible is the inherent word of God, you or your child do not have to have the same beliefs. However, through our weekly Chapel, our daily Bible lessons, and throughout the day, our faculty and staff will teach these core values. It is expected that all students, no matter what faith, respect and honor these values.
Are there scholarships or financial aid programs available?
Yes. There are several state programs that provide scholarships to qualifying families. Additionally, there are Board approved scholarships for families that apply. For more details, visit our office or schedule an educational consultation with the Director.
What curriculum do you use?
HCA uses a variety of curriculums in the different grade levels. We use traditional Christian school programs and curriculum from a variety of publishers. We teach from Florida State Standards using a variety of resources. Overall the goal is quality, interactive, and innovative. Currently our K-5 is working with Johns Hopkins University and Step Up for Students on a pilot program in ELA and math.
Do you follow the public school calendar?
Generally, HCA's calendar is very close to the public school calendar. We do not often attend school when the public schools do not. However, we do have additional days off that the public school does not have. Parents have access to the calendar through Family Portal.
What are the dress code policies?
HCA requires a school uniform for all students. Students may wear a variety of items in the appropriate colors (navy blue, evergreen/dark green, or white polo or dress shirts; navy or khaki shorts, pants, skorts, or skirts) or school designed t-shirts. Appropriate lengths and fit are specified in the school dress code. Outerwear uniform is also required.
Does the school require background checks on employees?
All employees, administrative, instructional, and support staff, must complete a FDLE Level 2 background check prior to beginning employment. HCA follows Florida Statutes and does not hire any employee with convictions listed. Please see the FL DOE website for specific violations.