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Academic Program

Heritage Christian School’s course of study covers fourteen years, which is divided into Elementary School (grades TK-5), Middle School (grades 6-8). and Senior High (grades 9-12). The school year consists of two semesters of approximately eighteen weeks each. Students receive two interim grade progress reports and a final grade each semester. In the middle and high schools, students are expected to carry no fewer than seven subjects each semester. The general education requirements include: English, 40 units; social science, 30 units; Bible studies, 40 units; mathematics, 30 units; science, 20 units; physical education, 20 units; and fine and practical arts units. Two hundred and forty (240) total units are required for graduation.

Heritage Christian School

Elementary School

Students in grades TK – 5 are involved in hands-on learning. Critical thinking, group projects, and use of technology provide students with the skills needed to continue learning. Besides the core subjects, physical education, music, including band and choir, art, and computer are offered. Students are encouraged to develop a foundation for life-long learning. Our Discovery Department is available for students who have learning differences.

Standardized Test Results

The TerraNova is administered each Spring. The following graph shows HCS’s students average as compared to the national average of other students taking the same test.

Kindergarten
  • National Average 50% 50%
  • Reading 91% 91%
  • Language 92% 92%
  • Mathmatics 79% 79%
1st & 2nd Grade
  • National Average 50% 50%
  • Reading 86% 86%
  • Vocabulary 76% 76%
  • Reading Composite 86% 86%
  • Language 83% 83%
  • Math Composite 80% 80%
  • Science 77% 77%
  • Social Studies 76% 76%
  • Word Analysis 79% 79%
3rd-5th Grade
  • National Average 50% 50%
  • Reading 64% 64%
  • Vocabulary 66% 66%
  • Reading Composite 74% 74%
  • Language Composite 75% 75%
  • Math Composite 71% 71%
  • Science 70% 70%
  • Social Studies 63% 63%
  • Spelling 64% 64%

Middle School Curriculum

Honors classes are available to qualified students in English, Social Studies, Math and Science.

6th Grade

  • Bible 6 – A survey of the new testament.
  • Social Studies – Introduction to the beginnings of history
  • Math 6 – Focus on numerical reasoning. Pre-Algebra concepts and principals
  • Science 6 – Earth science: an examination of Earth
  • English 6 – Reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Physical Education – Exercise, skill tests, and group sports
  • Electives – Each student will have the choice between Basic Computer/Study Skills and Art/Speech/Drama, Band, or Choir.

7th Grade

  • Bible 7 – An overview of the Old Testament including applicable New Testament fulfillment
  • Social Studies 7/7H* – A study of the Middle Ages through the French Revolution
  • English 7/7H* – Literature, grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills
  • Math 7 – Focus on numerical reasoning. Pre-Algebra concepts and principals
  • Pre Algebra – Algebra concepts preparing the student for Algebra 1
  • Algebra 1 – Algebra continues the process of teaching abstract concepts in math
  • Science 7/7H* – Life Science: An introduction to life systems and their functions
  • Physical Education – Exercise, skills tests, and group sports
  • Electives – Computer/Study Skills and Exploring Languages, Band, or Choir.

8th Grade

  • Bible 8 – A study of the Life of Christ based on the Gospel of John
  • Social Studies – A study of U.S. history and government from the Revolution to Reconstruction
  • English – Literature, grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills
  • Pre-Algebra – Concepts and principles
  • Algebra IAB – First year algebra for full high school credit
  • Algebra IA – Half-year Algebra I high school credit
  • Geometry – First year geometry for full high school credit
  • Physical Science – An introductory course in chemistry and physics and the mathematical principles that govern our created universe
  • Physical Education – Exercise, skills tests, and team sports
  • Electives – Each student will have one or two elective choices from Computer Applications and Woodshop, Band, or Choir. Spanish 1 or French 1 may be available to those meeting department qualifications*

High School Curriculum

Bible

  • Bible 9 – Old Testament Survey, James/Titus/Ethics
  • Bible 10 – The Gospel of Mark, Hermeneutics, Cults
  • Bible 11 – Ephesians, World Religions
  • Bible 12 – Apologetics, Christian Marriage & Family

English

  • English 9/9H
  • English 10/10H
  • English 11
  • AP English Language 11
  • English 12
  • AP English Literature 12
  • Journalism 1, 2
  • American Cinema as Literature

Modern Language

  • French 1, 2, 3, 4
  • AP French 4
  • AP French
  • Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • AP Spanish 4
  • AP Spanish 5

Mathematics

  • Algebra I
  • Algebra IA
  • Algebra IB
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2 w/Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • Personal Finance

Miscellaneous

  • Office Practice
  • Teacher Assistant
  • College Experience
  • Work Experience

Performing Arts

  • Choir 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Rendered (Auditioned chorale)
  • Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Jazz 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Drama 1
  • Theater Arts 2
  • Music Theory

Science

  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Biology Honors
  • AP Biology
  • Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Honors
  • AP Chemistry
  • Physics
  • AP Physics
  • Biotechnology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Food & Nutrition

Social Science

  • World History
  • AP World History
  • US History
  • AP US History
  • US Government
  • AP US Government
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • AP Psychology

Technology

  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Graphics
  • Digital Photo

Visual and Practical Arts

  • Ceramics
  • Film Production
  • Studio Art 1, 2
  • Wood Design 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Computer Graphics
  • Digital Photo
  • Yearbook Design
  • Commercial Art