School Code: 445943
Head of School: Dr. Brad Helmer
Secondary Principal: Billy Pringle
Elementary Principal: Leslie Minter
Dean of Academics: Taylor Griffith
Secondary Counselor: Marty Barbieri
Athletic Director: Don McEvoy
Director: Nan Breeden
Located in the Northeast Dallas suburb of Rockwall, a rapidly growing business and professional community.
A K3-12 independent, coeducational, college preparatory school founded in 1995; biblically based, multi-denominational. Heritage Christian Academy (HCA) has had 14 AP Scholars, 1 National Merit Scholar, and 2 National Merit Commended Scholars.
Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools
Association of Christian Schools of Texas, Association of Christian Schools International, Texas Association of Baptist Schools, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, The College Board, ACT, North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals, Texas Association of College Admissions Counselors, Texas Association of School Administrators, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
||Number of Students
|K3 through grade 12
|2017 Graduating Class
|Elementary (K-Grade 6)
|Middle School (Grades 7 and 8)
|High School (Grades 9-12)
36 weeks; four quarters; two semesters; Modified block schedule with eight 45 minute class periods meeting three days a week with 90 minutes class period two days a week.
55 full-time teachers, 9 part-time teachers
Honors Courses: English 1, English II, English III, English IV, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Systems, Chemistry 2 AP, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Spanish II, III & IV, ASL III & IV, Economics, Government
Advanced Placement Courses: Chemistry 2 AP
Dual Credit Courses with Collin College: English 1301, English 1302, Microeconomics 2302, College level math courses determined by testing placement
Dual Credit Courses with John Brown University: US Government and Calculus
GPA is determined by adding the equivalent GPA quality points and dividing the total by the number of semester credits. Please note the following:
- GPA is computed on all subjects, grades 9-12.
- GPA is on a weighted 4.0 scale.
- H denotes Honors course. D denotes Dual Credit. Semester grades in all Dual Credit classes are given an extra weighted grade of 0.75. Semester grades for all Honors classes are given an extra weighted grade of .50.
- Cumulative GPA is based on coursework taken at Heritage Christian Academy only.
- HCA does not rank.
- Transfer credit is not included in GPA calculation.
- Honors graduates must complete 5 or more honors courses (at least one being dual credit) with a minimum of 3.75 cumulative GPA.
||69 and below
|D (only applicable in Dual Credit)
Total credits to graduate are 24 plus Bible for each year of attendance including:
||Math (Must complete Algebra I, II, and Geometry)
||Science (Must complete Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)
||Social Science (Must complete W. Geography, W. History, U.S. History, Government and Economics)
||Foreign Language (in the same language)
||Bible (1.0 credit/year of attendance)
||Life Skills/College Prep
1014 (Graduating Class of 2016) (Average of Critical Reading and Math, previous SAT
21.16 (Graduating Class of 2016)
Heritage Christian Academy seniors were awarded over to $2.5 million in scholarships in 2016.
100 percent of HCA graduates are eligible to attend college. Approximately 80 percent of each HCA graduating class attend a 4-year university with the remaining percentage choosing to attend a 2-year institution or the military.
HCA graduates have attended colleges and universities throughout the United States.
The class of 2016 was accepted and/or attended Abilene Christian University, Anderson University, Angelo State University, Asbury University, Azusa Pacific University, Baylor University, Bethel College, Biola University, Blinn College, Central Christian College, Collin College, Concordia University, Colorado Christian University, Dallas Baptist University, East Texas Baptist University, Hardin-Simmons University, Henderson State University, Hendrix College, Howard Payne University, John Brown University, King’s College, LeTourneau University, Liberty University, Louisiana Tech University, Marshall University, Midwestern State University, New Mexico Military Institute, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State University, Ouachita Baptist University, Sam Houston State University, Samford University, Southern Methodist University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Texas A&M University – Texarkana, Texas Christian University, Texas Lutheran University, Texas State University, Texas State Technical College, Texas Tech University, Texas Women’s University, University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, University of Dallas, University of Dubuque, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, University of Memphis, University of Mississippi, University of Oklahoma, University of North Texas, University of Texas–Arlington, University of Texas – Austin, University of Tulsa, and West Virginia University.
In previous years, our graduates have also been accepted and attended several in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities such as Arizona State University (Honors College), Austin College, Belhaven College, Butler University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, College of Charlestown, Columbia College Chicago, Colorado School of Mines, Covenant College, Creighton University, Drexel University, Evangel University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Hofstra University, Houston Baptist University, Iowa State University, Louisiana State University, Loyola University of New Orleans, Maryville University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Menlo College, Milliken University, Mississippi State University, Northwood University, Ohio State University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Oral Roberts University, Otterbein University, Pepperdine University, Radford University, Renessalar Polytechnic Institute, Savannah College of Art and Design, Seattle University, St. Edwards University, St. Johns’s University (Honors College), Southern Illinois University, Southern Nazarene University, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Southwestern University, Taylor University, Texas Wesleyan University, Trinity University, University of California – Santa Barbara, University of California – Davis, University of Denver, University of Kansas, University of Nebraska (Honors College), University of North Carolina – Pembroke, University of Southern California, Westmont College, University of Texas – Dallas, West Texas A&M University, and University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Warren Wilson College, Washington College, and Wichita State University.