Preparation for College and Career

Our high school program is a highly collaborative effort between students, faculty, and a dedicated academic advisor. Students begin working with an advisor in 9th grade and chart a personalized plan to prepare for college or a career/trade upon graduation.

Each student's path will be different and will likely include a combination of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and dual enrollment courses at a local college, as well as a variety of electives including robotics, money management, animation, art, engineering, and tools for college success.

Students are guided and supported through their journey of exploring college options, testing, creating resumes, and deciding where they can best continue their education and personal growth.

HCA's graduation requirements mirror those necessary to attend the nation's top colleges and universities. Our rigorous education and commitment to producing servant leaders set our graduates on a path to success, enabling them to earn more than double the average college scholarship package, attend their first-choice colleges, and succeed in the workforce.

Mission trips, youth conferences, a senior class trip, our signature Senior Mentors initiative, as well as weekly chapel gatherings and small groups are some of the many ways we prepare our students to confidently look forward to discovering how they might positively impacting our world. Our high school faculty and staff team is dedicated to nurturing the potential in each individual as they carry out HCA's mission of training minds to lead and hearts to serve.

Acceptances at Over 120 Colleges and Universities Nationwide

A few places where HCA grads have been accepted:
Arizona State University, Auburn University, Baylor University, Clemson University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Illinois University of Technology, Indiana University, Liberty University, Lipscomb University, Louisiana State University, Mercer University, Michigan Technological University, Mississippi State University, New York Conservatory of Performing Arts, New York Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Penn State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, Samford University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Seton Hall University, State University of New York, The Citadel, Troy University, Tulane University, University of Alabama, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, University of Kentucky, University of Maine, University of Massachusetts, University of Mississippi, University of North Carolina, University of Oklahoma, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, Wheaton College, Wingate University
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"If you could envision the type of person God intended you to be, you would rise up and never be the same again."

~ Sean Covey


College Acceptance
Since our first commencement ceremony for the Class of 1998, the list of schools to which our graduates have been accepted includes more than 120 colleges and universities nationwide, and that list keeps growing every year. HCA now boasts a 100% college acceptance rate!


Dual Enrollment for College Credit
More than 80% of HCA graduates have earned college credits, reducing both time and money invested in a college degree. HCA students have access to college courses in a variety of fields through our partner institutions. Some students have earned enough credits to complete an associate degree while still attending high school.


College Advisement and Scholarships
The Class of 2021 scholarship total exceeded $5.1 million (an average of $245,000 per student), eclipsing the previous record of $2.8 million achieved by the Class of 2020. The current four-year scholarship average per HCA graduate is $72,000. Our low advisor-to-student ratio has been very successful and has resulted in HCA students' garnering nearly eight times more scholarship money than the state average. Upon starting the freshman year, each HCA student meets with his/her advisor to begin charting an academic path leading to the college or career of choice upon graduation.


College Preparation
An impressive 95% of our 2021 grads were eligible to receive Georgia's HOPE Scholarship. Along with personal guidance, students complete SAT and ACT preparation courses taught by experts on our campus. These efforts have helped HCA students to achieve the highest SAT and ACT scores in Douglas County, and to surpass state and national averages as well.

Meet Our Team

Michelle Berry
HS Supervisor
Chaney Billips
Lisa Blacker
Health & Physical Education
Tools for College Success
Shelley Garrett
Erica Johnson
Jeanne McCumpsey
Carla Read
Trevor Read
Physical Education
Meghan Williams
Jeremy Wilson