Upper School

Harvest Christian Academy is a wonderful home for my kids. My son, who is a junior, has absolutely flourished. He has made friends that he will keep for life. These young men spur him to be a better student, and a better Christ follower. The teachers challenge and encourage him both academically and spiritually. ~Mrs. Amy Nichols, previous HCA parent

Upper School at HCA Grades 9-12

Harvest Christian Academy is committed to a program that emphasizes academic and spiritual development and preparedness.  Highly-qualified, Christian teachers focus on developing students in mind, body, and spirit.  Believing it glorifies God to develop our minds and abilities, HCA understands students’ spiritual development and discipleship will have an eternal impact.  We strive to provide the best education possible in preparation for future achievement and to contribute to the establishment of Christian values for a happy and creative life, while working in the Lord’s kingdom. Our instruction concerning God’s will for each person teaches that all truth is God’s truth. Knowledge to choose between good and evil, based upon God’s Word, is a vital component promoting Christian character.

Those serving the school in any capacity, whether in administration, on the faculty, on the staff, or as a volunteer, subscribe to the school’s philosophy of providing a high-quality, Christian education in a Christian atmosphere. The establishment and subsequent operation of Harvest Christian Academy will be successful when done in accordance with His will and for His honor and glory.

COLLEGE PREPARATORY DIPLOMA

  • Bible 8 semester credits
  • English 8 semester credits
  • Social Studies 6 semester credits (must include US History and Economics/Government)
  • Science 6 semester credits
  • Math 6 semester credits
  • Foreign Lang. 4 semester credits
  • Phys. Ed. 3 semester credits
  • Health 1 semester credit
  • Computer 2 semester credits
  • Electives 8 semester credits
TOTAL: 52 Semester Credits

DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR

  • Bible 8 semester credits
  • English 8 semester credits
  • Social Studies 6 semester credits (must include US History and Government/Economics)
  • Science 6 semester credits of lab science
  • Math 6 semester credits (must include Pre-Calculus)
  • Foreign Lang. 6 semester credits of the same foreign language
  • Phys. Ed. 3 semester credits
  • Health 1 semester credit
  • Computer 2 semester credits
  • Electives 6 semester credits
TOTAL: 52 Semester Credits
BIBLE 9: OT Survey: Christ from Creation to Incarnation

Full year, required for freshman, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

BIBLE 10: NT Survey + Personal Bible Study/ Revelation + Personal Bible Study

Full year, required for sophomores, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

BIBLE 11: Life of Christ (Christology) Acts + Survey of Church History

Full year, required for juniors, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

BIBLE 12: Christian Life & Thought: Classical Objections + Personal Statement of Beliefs/ Current Issues in Culture

Full year, required for seniors, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

For admittance to a four-year college or university, no less than Algebra II/Trigonometry is recommended. To qualify for Distinguished Scholar, a student must take Pre-Calculus.

Students will be required to earn a 70% or better in a class in order to progress to the next level of mathematics. If a student earns lower than a 70% they will be required to show proficiency by taking:

  • an approved summer school course
  • an approved on-line course
  • an equivalent community college course or
  • a public school summer course
  • If a student does not earn a 70% or better first semester of an advanced class, they will be moved to the regular class at the semester.

    ALGEBRA I:

    Full year, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

    ALGEBRA I ADVANCED:

    Full year, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.5

    GEOMETRY:

    Full year, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

    GEOMETRY ADVANCED:

    Full year, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.5

    APPLICATIONS ALGEBRA II:

    Full year, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

    ALGEBRA II:

    Full year, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

    PRE-CALCULUS:

    Full year, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

    AP CALCULUS:

    Full year, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    AP STATISTICS:

    Full year, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    TRIGONOMETRY:

    Fall semester, 1 credit, GPA scale = 4.0

    COLLEGE ALGEBRA:

    Spring semester, 1 credit, GPA scale = 4.0

    INTRO STATS/PROBABILITY:

    Semester Class – Offered first and second semester, 1 credit, GPA scale = 4.0

    ENGLISH I:

    Full year, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

    HONORS ENGLISH I:

    Full year, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    ENGLISH II:

    Full year, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

    HONORS ENGLISH II:

    Full year, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE:

    Full year, available to juniors and seniors, 2 credits. GPA scale = 4.0

    SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE:

    Full year, available to juniors and seniors, 2 credits, GPA scale= 4.0

    AP LANGUAGE:

    Full year, available to qualifying juniors and seniors, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    AP LITERATURE:

    Full year, available to qualifying juniors and seniors, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    TECHNICAL WRITING:

    One semester, available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, 1 credit, GPA scale = 4.0

    SPEECH:

    One semester, required (for classes of 2018 and 2019), one credit, GPA scale = 4.0

    DEBATE:

    One semester, elective, one credit, GPA scale = 4.0

    BIOLOGY:

    Lab science, full year, required, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

    CHEMISTRY:

    Lab science, full year, required, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

    PHYSICS:

    Lab science, full year, required, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

    ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (HONORS):

    Lab science, full year elective for juniors and seniors, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    AP BIOLOGY:

    Lab science, full year elective for juniors and seniors, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    WORLD HISTORY:

    Full year, offered alternating years, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

    U.S. HISTORY:

    Full year, required, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

    AP U.S. HISTORY:

    Full year, required alternative, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    GOVERNMENT:

    One semester, required course for seniors, 1 credit, GPA scale = 4.0

    ECONOMICS:

    One semester, required for seniors, 1 credit, GPA scale = 4.0

    GLOBALIZATION AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS:

    Semester, elective, 1 credit, GPA scale = 4.0

    Full year, elective, 2 credits, GPA scale = 4.0

    AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY:

    Full year, required alternative, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    AP WORLD HISTORY:

    Full year, required alternative, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    AP UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

    Full year, required alternative, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

     PHYSICAL EDUCATION:

    One semester, 1 credit , GPA scale = 4.0

    HEALTH AND LIFE MANAGEMENT:

    One semester, required (recommended for sophomores- seniors), 1 credit. GPA scale = 4.0

     
    AP LANGUAGE:

    Full year, available to qualifying juniors and seniors, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY:

    Full year, offered alternating years, 2 cred¬its, GPA scale = 5.0

    AP U.S. HISTORY:

    Full year, required alternative, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    AP WORLD HISTORY:

    Full year, offered alternating years, 2 cred¬its, GPA scale = 5.0

    AP US GOVERNMENT:

    One semester, 1 cred¬its, GPA scale = 5.0

    AP BIOLOGY:

    Lab science, full year elective for juniors and seniors, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    AP CALCULUS:

    Full year, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    AP STATISTICS:

    Full year, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY:

    Full year, required alternative, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    AP WORLD HISTORY:

    Full year, required alternative, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0

    AP UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

    Full year, required alternative, 2 credits, GPA scale = 5.0