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HOW TO APPLY


Students and Families interested in HHCA, 

We are honored that you are considering Hilton Head Chrisitan Academy, and look forward to getting to know you as we work together during the admissions process.  Details and important admissions dates are included below. If you have any questions, please reach out to HHCA admissions team member Laurie White.


PLEASE NOTE:
The application process and links included here are intended for candidates NEW to HHCA. Re-enrollment for current families will begin on December 1st, 2021.

 
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The Application Process

The HHCA application process for new students applying for the 2022-2023 school year will be conducted in two phases.
 
Candidates must have completed all items in phase 1 and phase 2 by January 14, 2022 in order to be included in priority enrollment.
 
Phase 1 helps us get to know your family and your student(s). PHASE 2 is a continuation of the admissions process, reached by invitation from the HHCA Admissions Committee. 
 
After all Phase 1 steps are completed, the Admissions Committee will notify candidate families regarding the student's application status. Continuation into Phase 2 is reached by invitation and assumes that the potential for a successful partnership between HHCA and the candidate family has been established.
 
Please note: Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years of age on or before September 1 of the intended enrollment year.
 
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The Online Inquiry Form
 
If you are interested in learning more about HHCA, complete and submit an online inquiry form.
 
Once you have completed the online inquiry form, you will have the opportunity to schedule a 15-minute "Let's Talk" phone visit and/or an in-person campus tour. 
 
We value the opportunity to connect with prospective families, and look forward to sharing some of the extraordinary advantages of an HHCA education! 
 
If you are ready to begin the application process, please continue with the steps outlined below.  
 
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Application Steps | Phase 1
 
 
 
To begin the application process, you will need to create an account in MyHHCA. This will give you access to the application, as well as an Applicant Checklist that you will use throughout the admissions process. 
 
Only one MyHHCA account is needed per family, even if you are submitting applications for more than one student. 
 
If you are a current HHCA family, you can access the application by logging into your MyHHCA account, selecting "Add another student".
 
Note: Our system may recognize you by your email address. If the system recognizes your email address, your email address will be highlighted in red after you press "Submit." If this occurs, select the "Forgot Login?" button. You will then be prompted to enter your email address to receive an automatic reply containing your username and password. Once you receive your username and password, you will have access to complete the online application, monitor your student's progress through the admissions process, and learn more about HHCA.
 
 
 
Click HERE to complete and submit your online application and submit the $100 application fee. 
 
After you have completed the HHCA application, you may access your child's Applicant Checklist within your MyHHCA portal (established as noted above).
 
If you are a current HHCA family, you can access the application by logging into your MyHHCA account, selecting "Add another student".
 
If you are applying for financial assistance through Flex Tuition, please complete the separate Flex Tuition application and all requested forms within two weeks of completing the HHCA application. Our hope is that a transparent expectation of the financial commitment will provide clarity in the decision process. All financial assistance applications must be completed in Phase 1, before being considered for Phase 2.
 
 
If you are applying for financial assistance through Flex Tuition, please complete the separate Flex Tuition application and all requested forms within 2 weeks of completing the HHCA application. Our hope is that a transparent expectation of the financial commitment will provide clarity in the decision process.
 
All financial assistance applications must be completed in Phase 1, before being considered for Phase 2.
 
Click HERE for more information about Flex Tuition. 
 
 
 
If your child has an IEP, 504, and/or a psychological evaluation, you may submit those documents through your MyHHCA parent portal. Click on "View Checklist" to upload your documents.
 
You will hear from the HHCA Admissions Committee usually within 2 weeks regarding HHCA's ability to accommodate your child, both in terms of ARC scheduling and your student's unique needs. 
 
 
 
Report cards/transcripts are required for the last full year of school for all rising 1st-12th grade applicants.
 
Log in to your MyHHCA parent portal and click on 'View Checklist' to upload this information next to the transcript/report card requirement.
 
If needed, you can CLICK HERE to download a Student Records Request form to request records from your student's current school. Report cards/transcripts can come directly from the parent, however, and are not required to be submitted by the candidate's current school. This is a parent-driven process. We will not communicate with your current school unless we speak with you first.
 
 
 
 
HHCA uses the standardized MAP test to benchmark student candidates during the admissions process. 
 
If your child has a MAP test score from Spring 2021, log in to your MyHHCA parent portal and click on 'View Checklist' to upload the required documents.
 
If your child has not taken a MAP test, we will offer virtual testing beginning October 1, 2021.  Testing dates are available within your MyHHCA Applicant Checklist.  
 
 
Rising 6th and 9th grade candidates are required to submit a Math evaluation and an English evaluation, to be completed by your student's most recent Math and English teachers.
 
Log in to your MyHHCA parent portal and click on 'View Checklist' to access the evaluation form you will provide to your student's teachers. 
 
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Application Steps | Phase 2
 
Continuation into Phase 2 of the admissions process is reached only through invitation, and assumes that the potential for a successful partnership between HHCA and the candidate family has been established.
 
Upon completion of all Phase 1 steps, applicant families will be notified regarding their application status.
 
Families who are invited to continue the admissions process will continue with the Phase 2 steps outlined below.
 
 
 
These one-hour sessions are for potential Kindergarten and 1st-grade candidates and their parents and include both the student assessment and time with HHCA's Lower School Principal. 
 
Log in to your MyHHCA parent portal and click on 'View Checklist' to schedule your Assessment/Family Interview.
 
 
Within the Candidate Checklist in MyHHCA, there is a link to schedule your Principal Interview. The Principal Interview is for rising 2nd-12th grade students.
 
This in-person interview includes parents, the student, and the appropriate principal.
 
These are preferably conducted in-person, but virtual interviews are also available.
 
 
 
Your student may benefit from an HHCA Shadow experience, which gives him/her the opportunity to spend a day on campus, meeting potential classmates and getting to know our mentors.
 
Log in to your MyHHCA parent portal and click on 'View Checklist' to schedule a convenient day for your child to shadow.
 
 
The candidate's first-semester 2021-2022 report card (1st-5th grade) or transcript (6th-12th grade) is requested in Phase 2. This can be uploaded through your MyHHCA parent portal in the application checklist.
 
 
Log in to your MyHHCA parent portal and click on 'View Checklist' to upload the required documents.
 
 
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Application Decisions for the 2022-2023 School Year
 
Candidates must have completed all items in phase 1 and phase 2 by January 14, 2022, in order to be included in priority enrollment.
 
Phase 2 candidates included in priority enrollment will receive notification from the Admissions Committee regarding their admissions status on or before February 1, 2022. 
 
Families who are offered a seat for the 2022-2023 school year have one week from the date of notification to accept or decline their invitation.
 
 
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PLEASE NOTE: Applications are for candidates NEW to HHCA. Re-enrollment for current families will begin on December 1st, 2021.
 
 
To be considered in priority enrollment, candidates must have completed all items in phase 1 and phase 2 by January 14, 2022.
 
HHCA Admissions
Dona Wood
Director of Admissions
(843) 681-2878
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HHCA Admissions
Laurie White
Admissions Liaison
 
Questions?
Reach out to Laurie  White.
HHCA Admissions Team, HERE.