Private Christian Secondary School
HCA has grades 6th-8th in our middle school and 9th-12th in our high school.
Academics- Students enjoy learning and find practical applications to content learned in school at HCA. We follow the state of Florida guidelines for required middle and high school courses for promotion and credits. Students complete community service hours to qualify for Bright Futures Scholarships and learn to be mission-minded.
HCA is accredited through the League of Christian Schools and Cognia. Students in high school have the opportunity to take the SAT at school during the fall or spring semester.
Elective Classes- Students have a variety of elective courses in addition to religion. Middle school students participate in a rotation of electives, including agriculture, Spanish, PE, STEAM, and agriculture.
Brain Breaks- HCA believes students need a little downtime each day to get a snack, talk to their friends, and decompress. Students are given a 10-15 minute break each day to do just that. It is scheduled into the morning schedule by grade level. This helps the students have a time of rejuvenation before tackling the remainder of the day.
Honor Roll and Pride of the Pride- Students with high academic achievement are recognized with various incentives.
Field Trips, Clubs, 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. Fun day activities are also scheduled, like 12 Hours and off-campus trips that are not academic. Students can also select a seminar from a selected list and participate one day a week.
College Visits- Students in 9-12th grade visit 1-2 colleges annually. College recruiters also visit campus to allow students to learn about Christian, private, and public colleges and universities. HCA partners with Southeastern University for dual enrollment. Each year, dual enrollment students get to visit SEU in Lakeland for College for a Day. Find more college resources here.
House System- Upon acceptance, every student at HCA is assigned to a house- Braveheart (blue) or Lionheart (green)-. 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 to see the student's positive behaviors at school.
Senior Privileges- Seniors get added benefits at HCA:
Lunch off campus
Senior Skip Days
HCA Graduation Requirements Checklist