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 200 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 200 colleges and universities nationwide, and that list keeps growing every year. HCA continues to maintain a 100% college acceptance rate!


Dual Enrollment for College Credit
Typically, 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 2023 record scholarship total exceeded $5.5 million (an average of more than $293,000 per student), second only to the Class of 2022 who earned over $7.5 million. 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.

Meet Our Team

Michelle Berry
HS Supervisor
Chaney Billips
Ryan Chamblee
Chapel Practicum, History
Russell Crawford
Bible, History, Philosophy
Barbara DeLozier
Missy Ford
Electives, Online Dual Enrollment
Shelley Garrett
Praise Band
Erica Johnson
Jeanne McCumpsey
Tunisia Osborne
Health/Physical Education
Trevor Read
Ingrid Salinas
Deion Sims
Health/Physical Education
Candace Vollrath
Meghan Williams
English Electives, Math