K3 - 2nd Grade Curriculum

There has recently been a big push for a greater Science, Math, Engineering and Technology or S.T.E.M. focus in education throughout the United States. HCA has followed suit by upgrading and adding course programs, purchasing new technology and re-examining current curriculum to ensure that the student's are getting the education needed in these particular areas. In the lower elementary, the mathematics program is designed to provide extensive practice in building arithmetic skills so arithmetic becomes a positive experience for our students. It stresses the absolutes of creation, it trains students’ mental abilities, and gives students concrete facts for building mathematical understanding. In the world of science for these students, the courses encourage student achievement, and the emphasis on nature study appeals to both students and teachers. The recurring thrust of the courses is the importance of establishing lifelong habits which affect total wellness as it applies to the introduction of life and general science. Thought-provoking questions and inquiry along with life processes motivate students to learn more and gain a further knowledge of the scientific world.

3rd - 6th Grade Curriculum

Like mentioned before, HCA has been making a big push for a greater focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math courses. One of the benefits to recent changes was hiring a science specific teacher that is responsible for handling the science courses full-time from third through sixth grade and facilitating fun activities and visits from the younger grades from time to time. The classroom known as the Science Cave is a great place for the students to explore animal life, physical science, life science and much more. In addition to regular instruction, the students conduct several experiments and help care and observe the numerous class pets housed in the Science Cave. In the world of mathematics, students continue to develop their skills with daily lessons and workbooks that reinforce the concepts taught in the lessons; understanding is emphasized through the use of manipulatives and pictures that will help students through the transition between elementary and secondary math, reviewing previously taught concepts and introducing new ones. In addition to learning the math concepts, the students also begin to learn math terms and definitions, which is given daily review.