Middle School Curriculum

HCA middle school students will spend their seventh and eighth grade years laying a foundation in math and science by taking prerequisites for algebra and taking courses in both general science and physical science. In the math world, these courses teach and build upon the algebraic concepts and include introduction to functions, inequalities, linear functions, solving systems of equations, polynomials, quadratic equations and other topics. On the science side, both courses are presented from a biblical worldview that recognizes God as the Creator of the entire Universe. In General Science, students will study the brief history of science, the scientific method, introduction to physics, earth science and life science; while students in Physical Science will study scientific measurements, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, meteorology and a further introduction into chemistry and physics. With a heavy emphasis on both math and science in the world today, HCA finds it extremely important to build up young passionate minds in these areas to prepare the students for high school and success later in life.

High School Curriculum

Algebra I

Creates the foundation of Algebra including topics of solving equations and inequalities, introduction to functions, graphing, and operations with polynomials and introduction to exponents and radicals.


Algebra II - Regulars & Honors Options

Continues Algebra skills adding the concepts of systems of equations, synthetic division, logarithms. rational exponents and functions. Algebra II at a faster pace with more in-depth test questions.


Geometry - Regulars & Honors Options

Teaches the basic geometry concepts including parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles, polygons, similarity, right triangles, circles, area and volume. Proofs are taught minimally. Teaches the same concepts as Geometry but with a concentration on proofs and more complex problems.


College Algebra

All elements included on the College Algebra CLEP test will be included in instruction. CLEP exams are completed on a college campus.


Pre-Calculus

In preparation for Calculus, the course begins with a review of Algebra II skills moving into trigonometry, sequences and series, conics, and matrices.


Dual-Credit Calculus

This course section is an introduction to single variable differential and integral calculus.

Dual-Credit Through John Brown University

HCA is able to offer on-campus dual-credit Calculus for student that meet the college's requirements for admission and receive approval from the high school administration. The course description from JBU's website is as followed:
Mathematics 1123 - Survey of Calculus: An introduction to the concepts of differentiation and integration. An emphasis is placed on applied problems in physical, life, and social sciences. A student may not earn credit in both MTH 1123 and 1134. Meets the Mathematics requirement of the Core Curriculum. Prerequisite: minimum ACT math score of 24, or SAT math score of at least 580, or MTH 1113. 3 credit hours.


Biology

An overview of characteristics and processes which allow for life within God's creation.


Chemistry - Regulars & Honors Options

An overview of the atomic and molecular properties and laws which govern the vastness of God's creation. An in-depth overview of the atomic and molecular properties and laws which govern the vastness of God's creation.


Chemistry 2 - AP


Physics - Regulars & Honors Options

Physics is the study of manner and energy; in particular, it is the study of how the motion of particles and energy shape our universe. The focus in this class is on a qualitative understanding of physical principles, with the utilization of basic mathematics to support this goal. Honors Physics is the study of manner and energy; in particular, it is the study of how the motion of particles and energy shape our universe. This is an algebraic approach to understanding the principles of physics, with qualitative understanding supported with algebra II level mathematics.


Anatomy & Physiology

The understanding of the anatomy of the body and how systems work together.


Health

The purpose of this class is to present the Bible as the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. This class will deal with the integration of the physical, mental, social and spiritual dimensions of life.


Environmental Science

Environmental Science encompasses all the sciences, along with economics, to better understand how the world works. A variety of projects and labs enhance the learning environment.


Engineering Systems

Project based survey course of various disciplines within engineering.