Since its founding in 1981, Hernando Christian Academy has been known as a coeducational premier preparatory institution. Hernando Christian Academy is living out its mission of “Building Leaders with Christian Character” by providing a well-rounded education for all ages spiritually, academically, socially and physically.

HCA is fully accredited by AdvanceEd (ACSI, SACS, NCA and CASI) which allows graduates to enter US colleges and universities. For international students, HCA is SEVP/SEVIS certified. This means international students can attend for multiple years with an F-1 visa. Hernando Christian Academy also holds the Gold Seal Quality of Care from the Florida Department of Children and Family Child Care Services and has been approved by the Pasco Hernando Early Learning Coalition for a safe and quality preschool education.

Hernando Christian Academy has been accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) since 1995 and SACS-CASI accredited since 2007. Accreditation provides parents and guardians with the assurance of a quality education from a dependable educational institution. ACSI is the premier accrediting agency for Christian schools. ACSI accreditation is a process—a self-study, an independent analysis, a comparison to established standards, an assessment of the school’s mission, a commitment to quality education, and a willingness to be accountable. HCA uses all of these components of the process to reach toward our goal of excellence in education. Some features and benefits of accreditation are:

* Assurance that your student will learn in an environment where the instructional staff are credentialed teachers working in their field of expertise.

* Assures parents that the school will NOT deviate from tried, tested and proven teaching methods and operational excellence when compared to rigorous standards.

* Provides parental peace of mind that the campus is safe, providing a positive learning environment for students.

* Comfort in knowing school finances are handled responsibly and that the school will remain solvent and effective for years to come.

* Your child will be taught leadership principles through curriculum, classroom, staff interaction, and student conduct—all with a Christian world view.

* Assurance that your high school students’ work will be recognized by local and out of state colleges and universities, indicating your child’s preparation for higher learning.

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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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