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Upper School

The Pursuit of Excellence

We believe God calls His followers to excellence as a matter of principle and as an act of worship. Accordingly, the pursuit of excellence permeates everything we do during the high school years at HHCA, including Academics.

Our goal is to produce young Christian men and women who, at the conclusion of their high school career, are equipped with the skills necessary for success in college and in the modern job market, and who are prepared to impact the world for Christ. 

The Five Learning Outcomes

During the Upper School years, the Academic model focuses on continued development of the five learning outcomes: Agency, Collaboration, Knowledge & Thinking, Oral Communication, and Written Communication. 

A broad range of courses and electives are offered at various levels, including College Placement, Honors, and Advanced Placement (AP), to create an appropriate and challenging course of study for every student.  Online and Dual Enrollment options are also available. Every course is designed with intention, with an emphasis on depth of learning and the development of higher-order thinking skills. 

The Graduate

At commencement, HHCA graduates will have mastered the core subjects, developed areas of talent and passion through a wide offering of electives, while developing a personal and professional skillset that will equip them to lead and serve with excellence in the workplace and in their communities.

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Diploma With Distinction

During the junior and senior years, students have the opportunity to delve deeply into an area of study of their own choosing through our Diploma with Distinction Capstone Program. Working with a faculty mentor and team of advisors, participants engage in a long-term project of real-world significance within their chosen field. 

Upon successful defense of the capstone project, students are awarded this prestigious title, which is reflected on their high school transcript and diploma.


Developing Student Leaders

Alongside a Christ-centered education committed to the pursuit of excellence, the Upper School also values the development of student-leaders, giving them the opportunity to take ownership of their high school experience.

Tenets of the Academic Model

HHCA's academic model is built upon authentic learning challenges, formulated by knowledgeable mentors, and embedded with an identifiable Christian worldview. It is recognized by the following distinct tenets:

Upper School Guidance

Dedicated to developing ongoing supportive and collaborative relationships, HHCA's Guidance Team aims to ensure that every family is equipped with the knowledge and encouragement to make prayerful decisions concerning the direction of their student's life.

Put simply, our Guidance Team helps prepare students for college, career, and life. Find overviews for Guidance support HERE.