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Letter from the Director

Rebekah Kogelschatz has been Director at HCA since 2016-17.

Mrs. Kogelschatz has a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Education from the University of Texas, Arlington, and a Bachelor's of Science in Exceptional Education from the University of Central Florida.  She is certified by the State of Florida in Exceptional Education, Mathematics 5-9, Mathematics 6-12, Middle Grades Integrated Studies, and  has the gifted endorsement.  She has been in education since 1996.

Mrs. Kogelschatz is married to Rick, a principal in the public sector, and has three children,  Garrett, Sophia, and Jillian, all who attend HCA.

Heartland Christian Academy is so much more than a school.

As the Director and a parent of three HCA students, I hope that all families find that HCA is a place that encourages spiritual and academic development for students and families.  As the school has gone through many changes in the past two years, HCA continues to strive to change the culture of learning for students in Highlands County with an emphasis on critical thinking skills and problem solving all embedded in a spiritual world view.

As we continue to grow each year, we continue to add in new programs for our students.  Our goal is that enrich student's academics, spiritual life, and provide opportunities for students to grow in extra curricular areas as well.  

It is with great excitement that we will begin planning our 30 year celebration in 2020! God has great plans for HCA in Highlands County! We hope families and the community with join with us in celebrating Christian education in our community!


Rebekah Kogelschatz