Academics







Curriculum Overview

Hernando Christian Academy offers a challenging, academically rigorous education within the frame of Christian principles and values. A wide variety of learning experiences are available for students through excellent textbooks and materials which are utilized by our outstanding faculty to meet the varied learning styles and academic levels and needs of students.

The curriculum highlights a Christian worldview and emphasizes encouraging students to cultivate strong moral principles and personal ethical standards while developing their individual relationships with Christ. Our textbooks come from a variety of publishers, both Christian and secular, with our teachers providing Biblical integration teaching from a Christian worldview.

Pre-Kindergarten

The elementary curriculum is designed in a sequential scaffold of skills and concepts that students are introduced to in the lower elementary grades and build upon throughout the upper elementary grades. With the central goal of creating lifelong learners, the elementary program presents a wide variety of learning opportunities for students in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Students are also encouraged and expected to develop spiritually through Bible classes and the integration of Biblical principles throughout all of the content areas. In addition to the core classes, students have physical education, computer application, music, art and Spanish classes.

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Elementary

The elementary curriculum is designed in a sequential scaffold of skills and concepts that students are introduced to in the lower elementary grades and build upon throughout the upper elementary grades. With the central goal of creating lifelong learners, the elementary program presents a wide variety of learning opportunities for students in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Students are also encouraged and expected to develop spiritually through Bible classes and the integration of Biblical principles throughout all of the content areas. In addition to the core classes, students have physical education, computer application, music, art and Spanish classes.

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Middle School

The middle school program takes the critical thinking skills and academic concepts that were taught in the elementary program and takes students to the next level in English, math, science, social studies and Bible. By building on their foundation of academics, established as elementary students, middle schoolers will prepare for the rigors of high school courses and begin to identify areas in which they have interests. Starting in the 7th grade there is an Honors Program available to students who qualify and wish to challenge themselves through honors level courses. Students also have opportunities to explore elective subjects such as computer and art to nurture specific talents and interests.

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High School

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 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. Dual enrollment is available to qualified students at Pasco Hernando Community College. Students also have the opportunity to take online classes through Florida Virtual School. Students are 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, music, 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.

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Ken Alvarez
Superintendent

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