Do to no budget, they are not sent to any trainings to update their skills and teaching. Being a teacher myself, I was floored at the lack of progress and how obsolete their ideas and skills are. Many do not even hold a masters degree. The principal was an attorney, and has no business running a school...hence the reason it's so old, and yet so small.
Before sending my children here, I was sitting in Starbucks when two women sat near me and began gossiping and saying cruel things about their kids' school and teachers. The man near me gave me a look and we both giggled because they were such busy bodies. Then they said the name of the school, and I was floored! Due to a friend really liking the school, we decided to try it. It was such a horrible experience that we pulled our kids out after a few months and pit one in counseling for the bullying received for being the new kid. The parents were SO sweat to me until I left and they literally unfriended me on Facebook and one woman has continually acted like she doesn't know me at a Bible study we both attend!
The staff and administration are an entirely unskilled, high ego group of people! The principal actually sat in front of the headmaster, my husband and I and shook his finger at me like I was a child because I was telling him his staff was not helping my child against the bullying! The teachers were unwilling to help when my child was struggling with the lesson. The English teacher said, "I have a long way to drive to get here and I don't have time to wait around to help any child. They either study harder or get the grade they get!" AND THESE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE!
Honestly, I think the people involved with this school are in their own bubble and unwilling to see the realities of their behavior. Don't waist the money! Dallas Christian Academy is much, much better!
As a student at Heritage Christian Academy, I felt that I received the best education that was available. My parents sacrificed to give me a Christian, college-preparatory education and I have been grateful for it every day. There were ups and downs during my time at the school, but the teachers and staff always stuck through it with me. After graduating from HCA, I excelled and graduated from a major university, and I give a lot of the credit to how well I was prepared during my time at Heritage. This school became a second home to me, and I still have great relationships with fellow students, teachers and staff after I left. As a student that lived it, I would recommend checking it out if you are interested in private christian education.
Bullying is not addressed as physical and emotional bullying thrives while teachers choose to not address issues at the child's expense. A bullying prevention program is not in place and when students reach out for help their cries fall on deaf ears as their told not to "tattle." There is not enough hands on engaging activities in coordination with the abeka worksheets that are used.
Very political and who you know type school. Very willing to overlook certain kids when it comes to drugs or alcohol . As a parent felt this would be taken care of but still seems to go on in the school. Just look at students social media and you can see.
amazing! i have loved being there. the best school i have ever been to. i would recommend to everybody. the learning lab is great for kids with different learning leagues. why have public school when you have the best school in town1
Heritage Christian Academy has been an oasis-in-the-desert for my daughter. We enrolled her four years ago due to bullying in the public school. She has found many friends, found her niche in drama, and has blossomed in the last four years due to being in a safe and nurturing environment. The teachers are top-notch and care about the students. The academics are above public school and continue to go higher each year. The math and science initiative for the high school has certainly raised the bar in this area. The Christian atmosphere cannot be beat! The school strives to keep the costs low and it is a blessing. Whatever the cost, it is 100% worth every penny! I am glad my daughter has had a chance to make wonderful high school memories. This school is growing rapidly every year. The new high school/middle school building is beautiful and well-equipped. The elementary building will be remodeled/updated next. The headmaster is an amazing leader and all staff are excellent in their field. This is the best school within 100 mile radius in my opinion.
I attend HCA and disagree with the user below. (doesn't even seem real since nobody left over Christmas break this year:) but that's besides the point) Heritage is a great school, and while the academics are worse than majority of public schools, the Christian environment is wonderful, and the students are nice for the most part.