Why HCS?

Academics

  • Small Class Sizes: 24 - 25 students per clas
  • High Academic Achievement – measured by conferences, quarterly report cards, and Terra Nova 3 Standardized Tests (grades 1-8)
  • Online parent and student portal to monitor grades and assignments and communicate with teachers
  • Interactive Digital Technology utilized in every classroom, all grades
  • Credentialed, Christian Teaching Staff – many with Master’s Degrees
  • Grade appropriate homework designed to reinforce skills and train in good study habits
  • Visual Arts (Grades 1-8) utilizing the “Meet the Masters” program; reproducing iconic works of art
  • Music – choral music, rhythm, music literacy, history, and culture (grades K-5)
  • Optional band classes (grades 4-8), and instrument lessons (grade K-8)
  • Computer Lab and Laptop access (grades K-8); grade level appropriate projects and learning objectives incorporating technology and multi-media
  • Library – Accelerated Reading Program supported for grades 3-8; reference skills reinforced
  • Spanish – conversational Spanish and Latin American culture/customs studied in grades 6-8
  • Field Trips – All grades enjoy various trips including: museums, concerts, nature studies, landmarks, trip to Sacramento, outdoor Education in local mountains, Washington D.C.
  • Science Lab for middle school science courses
  • Health/Development courses offered grades 6-8

Training in Righteousness

  • Christian worldview integrated into all subject matter
  • The Bible taught daily in the classroom
  • Chapel every week- Grade level appropriate
  • Member of Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  • Discipline – a commitment to providing a safe and positive environment which fosters Christian character development and academic learning

Athletics

  • Physical Education classes grades K-8, implementing The SPARK program.
  • Competitive Sports (grade 6-8) for girls – basketball, volleyball, flag football
  • Competitive Sports (grade 6-8) for boys – basketball, volleyball, flag football
  • Competitive Co-Ed Sports (grade 6-8) – soccer, roller hockey
  • Member of Christian Athletic League of Orange County (CALOC)

Extras

  • Kid’s Overtime (Day Care) 7:00 – 8:25 a.m. and 1:45 – 6:00 p.m. (Breakfast and afternoon snack provided, supervised study hall and play activities).
  • Hot lunch program – Choice Lunch with online ordering/payment
  • Active Parent-Teacher Fellowship (PTF)
  • Weekly Moms in Prayer (formerly Moms in Touch) meeting
  • Service projects to meet the needs of people in our community and the world
  • Summer Camps for all ages sponsored by the Youth Ministries at First Christian Church, HB