School Calendar for 2016-2017
School Supplies for K3-5th Grade
School Uniform Information
Please note that variations to the uniform will not be allowed. There are no exceptions to this policy. All girls, K5-12th grades, must purchase at least one pair of pants for cold weather use.
First Day of School – August 17, 2016 (Please note that VPK4 begins at 8:00 a.m. on August 22.)
Elementary School Begins @ 8:00 a.m. / Dismissal @ 11:40 a.m. for K3, K5-2nd Grade / Dismissal @ 11:50 a.m. for 3rd-5th Grade
Junior High Begins at 8:30 in Fellowship Center / Dismissal at Noon
High School Begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Auditorium / Dismissal at Noon
All students in K5 through 12 grade who will be attending HCA for the first time must have a personal interview with an administrator. All new families must also have a meeting with the financial office. Please contact the school office to schedule these important conferences (which are separate from the tour process).
Please mark your calendars! Orientation nights are important, informative meetings that all parents need to attend. Each will meet in the Auditorium to start. Please refer to the school calendar for dates and times. These orientation nights are not intended for students.
Regular School Hours
K3 Half Day 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon
VPK4 Half Day 8:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
K5 – Grade 2 8:00 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Grades 3 – 5 8:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Grades 6 – 12 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
All 7th grade students need to have Part A, B, or C of Immunization Form 680 completed before attending classes. This includes a Td booster. Also, K5 students must have the Hepatitis B series completed in order to attend school. Plan ahead and make your appointment now! Please note: The State of Florida requires that all preschool and kindergarten students have updated and current health exams and immunization forms in order to begin school.
High School Schedules
High School schedules will be sent out in early August. If you have questions or would like to change your schedule, please come to the HCA cafeteria on the dates and times listed below.
Senior Scheduling – August 15 @ 6:00 p.m.
Junior Scheduling – August 15 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sophomore Scheduling – August 16 @ 6:00 p.m.
Freshmen Scheduling – August 16 @ 7:00 p.m.
Athletic Participation Fee
These fees will be due September 15 for fall athletes; December 15 for winter athletes; and March 15 for spring athletes. If an athlete is a member of more than one team, he or she needs to pay only one fee. This fee should be paid through the school office.
Elementary Fee: $100
Secondary Fee: $150 (except Football & Competitive Cheerleading)
Football Fee: $200
Competitive Cheerleading Fee: $125
Varsity Football for 9th – 12th grade boys will begin August 1st from 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.
JV and Varsity Volleyball will begin their tryouts on Monday, August 8th. Conditioning will be the week of August 1st at 4:15 p.m.
Cross Country will have conditioning the week of August 1st, from 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. each morning.
Golf and Bowling start dates TBA.
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Tell-A-Friend Details: A tuition discount of $250 for each new student enrolling in any grade (except VPK) will be given if a recommendation results in an enrollment. There is no limit to the number of discounts received. The enrolling family must be new to the school. A brother or sister of current students would not qualify. (If any family member previously attended HCA, they would not qualify.) The new family must indicate during enrollment the name of the family receiving the discount. New students must be accepted and enrolled in school on or before September 9, 2016 and remain enrolled throughout the year. All discounts will be tallied and applied to the November tuition statement. A “Tell-A-Friend Drawing” will be held in October. The school will award two families with a $2,000.00 tuition voucher for the 2016-2017 school year. (Must be present to win.)