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.