AUTHENTIC LEARNING > THOUGHT PIONEERS
At Hilton Head Christian Academy, our academic model is built upon authentic learning challenges, formulated by knowledgeable mentors, and embedded with an identifiable Christian worldview.
We construct thought pioneers, creative and critical thinkers, and culturally-attuned, lifelong learners and risk takers who are equipped to impact the world for His glory. This academic journey traversed by our students may be the most important path - other than their relationship with Christ - they will pursue.
In order to best prepare them for success, HHCA focuses on the learning experience to reinforce that how and why students learn is just as important as what they learn.
Our experiential learning method is recognized by the following tenets:
Our project- and inquiry-based curriculum centers on driving questions, created from real-world situations, which creates ownership in the authentic learning process. Students engage learning through multiple pathways based on their own passions and skills. Mentors facilitate this learning by working collaboratively with students to continuously reflect on artifact creation, supplying supplemental, standards-based materials, and coordinating meaningful resources for students.
Community Involvement and Professional Exposure
At all levels, community relationships assist in the effectiveness of student learning. From professionals sharing experiences to mock interviews and internships, exposure to the professional world serves to hone interests and create relationships that shape the futures of our students.
Flexible Learning Spaces Promote Collaboration and Communication
In preparation for the evolving world into which they will enter, students are exposed to flexible learning spaces that mimic the interactions they will have to navigate to maintain success. Spatial designs that promote communication and collaboration will differentiate HHCA students from other individuals in the community and future workplaces. Learning suites also promote collaboration between mentors, which improves instruction efficiency and breadth of coverage.
Intentional Development of Mentor Relationships
To properly assess interests and provide the best experience, knowing students on a deeper level is vital. Through HHCA's Bible curriculum, daily E-10 meetings, and consistent communication with mentors and our Guidance Team, all students are known and served in a unique way. Weekly personal conversations with mentors help coordinate academic, emotional, and spiritual needs for all students.
Christ-Centered, Service-Oriented Opportunities
Life for our students is so much more than how they participate in academics. Our Christ-centered approach encourages discussions and provides meaning to the processes undertaken during the school day. Pointing individuals to a relationship with Christ through the examples set by adults and peers, along with life questions addressed with Biblical truths and mission opportunities, manifest a servant spirit that results in a knowledge of Christ and the ability to make Him known.
Excellence in all of these areas helps fulfill our mission to effectively partner with families, deepen our relationship with Christ, and passionately pursue excellence in all aspects of our lives.
We invite you to experience learning with us!
Director of Guidance and Student Services