High School

Grades 9-12

Welcome to the HCA High School! Within our program students are challenged with high expectations to develop in many different areas of their lives. Students are encouraged to develop their leadership skills by participating in various organizations and activities including National Junior and National Honor Societies, Student Government, athletics, and leadership committees.

Community service requirements allow students to be involved with professional organizations in the Hernando County area and to grow as servant leaders. High school students also participate in HCA's annual Serve-a-Thon.

At the center of all activities is the biblical worldview to strengthen the students' character. Students take part in weekly chapels and daily Bible classes to gain a deeper understanding of Scripture and learn practical applications for God's word. This character development carries over into the relationships both on and off campus.

Academically HCA prepares all students to be ready for college. For students who desire a more rigorous academic program, HCA offers an Honors Program that includes Honors and Advanced Placement classes to challenge the most talented students. Dual enrollment and online courses are available to supplement the curriculum and give students additional options.

The personalized attention each student receives fosters a family atmosphere that encourages students to reach for their best. We strive to help your child mature into a responsible adult with the foundation and experiences necessary to be successful.

The high school curriculum at HCA is a college preparatory program based on the principle that students at this stage of their academic development must participate in creating opportunities for learning and take ownership of their academic progression. Therefore, students in math, science, history, English and Bible courses engage in activities that are primarily student-driven and which incorporate various methods of assessment including term papers, projects and oral and multimedia presentations as well as traditional objective tests. College-bound students with the need and aptitude for greater academic challenges may apply for admission to honors and Advanced Placement courses. Students are also strongly encouraged to enroll in foreign language classes and focus on specific elective areas in which they have a compelling aptitude or interest. The elective offerings vary from year to year with the changing needs of students, but standard offerings have included art, chorus, drama, journalism, computer applications and puppetry. HCA’s emphasis on building leaders with Christian character is reinforced at the high school level by requiring community service hours for graduation and the opportunity for students to assume leadership roles within the student government system.

Welcome To HCA

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"You can be confident that HCA is a school of integrity, quality and passion. We seek to honor God by giving our very best. It is this mission that has carried us through the last thirty years and will prepare us for the distinguished future ahead."

Ken Alvarez


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