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Admissions FAQs

How much will I need to pay weekly/monthly?
Tuition will vary by grade, but families can choose to spread payments over 10, 11 or even 12 months. We are happy to work with you.

Does HCA offer scholarships?
Yes. We accept the following scholarships to help offset the cost of tuition:

  • Step-Up for Students Scholarship
  • Florida Tax Credit Scholarship
  • Family Empowerment Scholarship
  • Gardiner Scholarship
  • McKay Scholarship
  • AAA Scholarships

Does HCA offer any financial aid?
Yes. Families can “apply” for financial aid upon final acceptance into HCA. We also offer additional credit to families that refer others to Highlands, which result in an enrollment.

What are the school hours?
K3 Half Day:  8:00 AM – 11:45 AM
K4 Half Day:  8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
K3-K4 Full Day:  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
K5 – 2nd:  8:00 AM – 2:40 PM
3rd – 5th:  8:00 AM – 2:50 PM
6th – 12th:  7:50 AM – 3:00 PM

What is the teacher-to-student ratio?
K3 & K4/VPK follows the State of Florida ratios of 1:11 max.
K5 – 12th  – Average ratio is 1:11.

Are there aides in the classroom?
Yes. HCA utilizes classroom aides in K3 -1st grade.

Do you offer sports programs for lower school students?
Intermural sports start in 1st grade (basketball, cheerleading & soccer).
Competitive sports are offered in 4th – 5th grades.

What afterschool clubs do you offer?
At HCA, we integrate the various enrichments (art, choir, band, drama, STEM, and Spanish) into the school day; so that all students can benefit from them.

Are school lunches included in the tuition price?
No. Lunches may be purchased from our cafeteria at an average cost of $5/meal.

Do you offer transportation to/from school?
We do not currently run daily pickup routes, but we do use school buses to transport our students for field trips and/or athletic events.

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