HCA – Our History
In 1993, “God had a notion,” as he brought together a ten member steering committee to meet and pray about the need for a Christian School in Christian County.
On March 29, 1994, the first town meeting was held in the Hopkinsville Community College auditorium to determine community interest in establishing a private Christian school. An overflow crowd of 625 people attended.
In 1995, the Wadlington family donated 28 acres of land to the school. The schools enrollment was 240 and added the K4 program and our first 10th grade class.
August 1996, added the first 11th grade class.
In 1997 enrollment was 333.
In 1998, HCA purchased an additional 10 acres of land on the new Bypass in Hopkinsville. The basketball team won the CSAC Basketball Championship. May 1998 we had our first High School Graduating Class with 9 students.
1999 HCA received ACSI Accreditation
In the fall of 2000, the 65,000 square foot building that was built on the 38 acres opened the doors to our beloved students, faculty, and staff.
2001, Largest graduating class.
In 2002, Student enrollment over 400 for the 1st time. Added first AP History Class.
2003, The Softball team won the CSAC Championship for the first time.
2004, added AP Chemistry and built 2 Science, Computer, and Art Lab. Installation of AC in the gymnasium. Won the CSAC Softball Championship.
In 2005, HCA began offering a K3 half-day program and enrollment was at 447. We added Latin based vocabulary and Logic classes to the curriculum. During the 2005 sports season our teams accomplished the following:
June 2006, received ACSI Accreditation for the second time. We began offering K3 program for both half and full day classes and built two new classrooms. During the 2006 sports season our teams accomplished the following:
During the school year 2006-2007, HCA opened two new high school classrooms.
The K3 program, offering both half-day and full-day classes, engages the little ones in structure, routine, and beginning learning activities. In the K4 level, structure and training is continued in age-appropriate developmental instruction, including phonics-based reading, which is proven to be advantageous over more modern reading techniques.
The Kindergarten program at HCA combines the warm, nurturing environment of home with the structure and training, thus preparing students for more formal instruction in the classroom setting. HCA believes that children should enter the Kindergarten program when they are developmentally ready. Kindergarten students are offered programs in Bible, Math, Reading, Writing, Library, Art, Music, Spanish, and Physical Education.
The elementary program entails challenging instruction in the basics of Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, History, and Science – all from a biblical worldview. In order to improve reading comprehension, students in fourth through sixth grades receive instruction in Latin in addition to their spelling and vocabulary requirements. All elementary students participate in enrichment classes of Library, Art, Music, Spanish, and Physical Education.
Seventh and eighth graders continue in their studies of Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, History, and Science. Their Bible training becomes more disciplined as they discover new approaches to Bible study and applying God’s Word to their daily lives. Through courses in Logic, students become better equipped in critical thinking and reasoning skills.
Heritage Christian Academy’s college-preparatory curriculum is more rigorous than most schools in Kentucky. HCA requires graduates to have four mathematics courses as compared to the state requirement of three. In the English department, students receive concentrated instruction in writing skills and literature study. Reading comprehension is enhanced through the study of Latin and Greek root words. Bible is taught at all grade levels, with attention being given to life application and defending biblical truths. HCA also offers AP courses in History and Science.
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Heritage Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, hiring policies, financial policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.