Heritage Christian Academy

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (205)978-6001
  • Heritage Christian Academy (HCA) is an independent, community, Christian School serving grades K4 through 12.
  • The mission of HCA is to assist Christian parents in their responsibility to equip students for life through academics and service to Christ.
  • The school, founded in 1974, is fully accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
  • HCA offers academics, athletics and arts all with a Christian worldview.
  • AP US history, AP Biology and AP Calculus are offered. Dual enrollment is available for English 101 and 102.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1974

Student Body

Total Students193 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeHeritage Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses3 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, US History
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(jeans, khakis, collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease visit www.hcachristian.org Admissions Page for 2017-2018 application packet for tuition & fee schedule
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBeth Buyck
Admissions AssociateKelly Hill

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chapel Committee, National Honor Society, Prom Committee, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Band, Concert Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Youth Basketball, Youth Cross Country

School Notes

  • Heritage Christian Academy (HCA) is an independent, community, Christian School serving grades K4 through 12.   The school provides a strong academic program with a Christian worldview.   The mission of HCA is to assist Christian parents in their responsibility to equip students for life through academics and service to Christ.   The school, founded in 1974, is fully accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).  AP US history, AP Biology and AP Calculus are offered. Dual enrollment is available for English 101 and 102.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
In an area of big schools - this small school is well worth a look. Our kids have been at SMCS for 5 years & it's a blessing to know our kids friends AND their parents. We enjoy a diverse community of Christians in a setting other than church. Academics are strong, with nurturing teachers that love on kids in the lower grades and mentor the older students. The principal appears to have made diffiicult decisions recently in a committment to raising academic standards with a focus on quality hiring decisions in math & science. The theatre and band productions are immensly enjoyable when you know the performers. In athletics, SMCS provides opportunities for kids to play multiple sports while at the same time having the flexibility to be a part of other activities. Numerous student-athletes in surrounding shools work tirelessly year-round from their middle school days through high school in hopes of making one sports team at the super-sized schools. Unfortunately, a lot of those kids burn out or loose their passion for the game just as they peak at a cost of never exploring the arts. The well-rounded multi-sport student athlete of 20 years ago is back at SMCS!
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5  1/29/2015
We move our kids from another good Christian school to Shades Mountain Christian a few years ago and have been very thankful we did. The academic experience and Biblical foundation have been just as good but the kids have thrived socially in the smaller class environment and with the more diverse population of students.
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5  3/11/2013
High expectations of students and teachers who know their content and encourage students academically and spiritually are the qualities we have experienced since our children started there 2 years ago. Small class sizes are also a huge deal!
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