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Highland Christian Academy

Private | K-12 | 170 students

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Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $80,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $600.

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5 stars

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2012:
Based on 1 rating
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Posted February 15, 2013

Highland Christian Academy is a great kindergarten thought 12th grade school. The elementary department uses the ABEKA curriculum and the middle and high school prepares students for college with a college prep program. HCA also offers a variety of sports including basketball, softball, and baseball. Students are also involved in the visual and performing arts and compete in local and Georgia Independent School Association competitions. Highland students have won several math competitions at Valdosta State University. Seniors are offered the opportunity to intern with local business owners in an internship program. One student actually served with House Representative, Amy Carter as an intern. Nurturing teachers hold at a least a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college. Most of all, teachers love their students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2013

Can't say enough about this great school. My eldest graduated and completed college with some of the best tools to finish successfully with honors! She served as an intern in her senior year in her hopeful career field and was hired for the job after completion. My youngest is involved in sports, literary competetions and community service projects. My children have access to art and music..HCA is one of two schools in the state that offer Korean classes.My student has earned the HOPE scholarship through this amazing network of teachers and staff that seem to go the extra mile to meet both of my children's needs! As a parent, I have full access to my child's grades and homework, and test schedules any time online. The best quality I see at HCA is how the teachers truly care for each student! Bible classes are available to help my child grow spiritually as well as academically. I am thankful for the one on one relationships with teachers and staff at HCA that motivate my children to strive for God's best and to make a difference in the world. What more could a parent ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2012

Very good school! I loved the teachers as a student. I recommend the fourth grade teacher Mrs.Thompson, she really is a great teacher!!!!!!!!! from<student.


Posted October 12, 2010

While this school is new to me and my child, SCS provides a caring environment for the students; the academic setting is challenging, but not frustrating; and, the staff is simply great! My child has thoroughly enjoyed the past months.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

This school is awesome! My kid loves it and learns so much every day. With the small class sizes and dedicated teachers, this is a great place to send your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

This staff cares so much about the students. You can tell they have a passion to educate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2010

This school is excellent. If you are looking for involved and passionate teachers concerned with educating your children and teaching them Godly principals, this is the school for you. It offers a wide variety of extra curriculars as well, from sports teams to digital photography, students have a wide range of choices.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2009

Very poor school. my daughter went there for 6 months and it was a terrible experience for her
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

I have a son who go to Southland Christian School. This school really help him in diffrent ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

This school is wonderful because of the faculty. They are very interested in the children succeeding in all aspects of their lives. I highly recommend this school to anyone in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

very poor school my kids went there for two years will not go back
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 1, 2004

This is a great school that fosters a sense of a 'hands on' in all areas of learning. Parents are encouraged to be in involved (not shut out like in area public schools)and the small class sizes are perfect. Field trips are frequent, sports programs are growing along with music and art. This is a growing school.... K-10 and on we go!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 44%
Black 16% 40%
Asian 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Other private schools
Local public schools
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 5% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 94% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 1% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Valdosta State University
Georgia Military College
University of Georgia
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Korean
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Math Counts Competition (2013)
  • Arts (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Jackie Noble
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (229) 245-8110

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Project-based
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Local Business Owners
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Key Club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
167
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
175
Students typically come from these schools
Other private schools
Local public schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$3000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Valdosta State Universtiy
University of Georgia
Georgia Military College (Valdosta Campus)
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 5%
4 year college - 94%
Military - 1%
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2206 E Hill Ave
Valdosta, GA 31601
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Phone: (229) 245-8111

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