Highlands Junior High School: Grades 6-8
Preparing the Next Generation for Success
Junior high, also known as middle school, is a time of remarkable growth. As students leave the structure and security of elementary school, they are welcomed by new opportunities, greater freedom, and more responsibility. At Highlands Christian Academy, junior high is also a time of leadership. Rather than feeling stuck in the middle, our students are encouraged to embrace the opportunities at hand and continue discovering their identity in Christ. Our program focuses on educating the mind, challenging the body, and strengthening the spirit.
In junior high, students are exposed to increasingly challenging material to prepare them for the rigors of high school and college. We focus on strong foundations across core academic disciplines and encourage students to start thinking about high school honors courses. While our curriculum is rigorous, we offer a variety of support, including Help Classes (for extra assistance in a certain subject area), After-School Study Hall (for help with homework or getting organized), and our Junior High STAR Program — a unique program for students who wish to prepare for high school honors courses.
National achievement test results consistently indicate superior HCA student ranking among their peers across the country. Along with academic classes, junior high students enjoy a variety of electives such as computers, fine arts, and robotics.
The early teen years are a formative time for relationships. At HCA, we believe God has created us to live in communities and to function as salt and light in our world. That’s why HCA provides a safe environment for age-appropriate interaction with peers, staff, and the local community. We encourage relationships free of bullying that are characterized by respect, compassion, honesty, forgiveness, and purity.
Community exists at the parent-teacher level as well. Faculty members at HCA realize what a difficult job it is to be a parent today. That’s why they maintain a team-effort mentality with parents, embracing the privilege and responsibility of coming alongside families in the biblical training of their children.
Junior high is a time when many students commit to a relationship with Jesus Christ and come to know Him personally. The teachers and staff at HCA serve as mentors during this important season. They are not only experts in their subject areas, they are true role models who can answer tough questions as students grow and mature in their Christian walk.
A variety of ministry opportunities, as well as Bible teaching, helps students grow in their faith and share Christ with others. Missions projects are an important part of our culture and help students develop a lifestyle of service.
Are you looking for a private middle school that offers exceptional academics, strong community, and biblical foundations? We hope you’ll request more information about junior high at Highlands today. To speak with someone in our Admissions Department, call 954-421-1747 x1026 or schedule a tour today.