What do you love most about HCA?
“When I was a student at HCA, I was surprised at the family feeling that students had with the teachers. Many years later, that same feeling still exists. Teachers, coaches, and staff have a chance to really get to know their students. It is not uncommon to have staff members personally help students through more than just the academics. They are able to invest in them as people. As a result, these students get to see a person that is truly being the hands and feet of Jesus to them. It may be through cheering them on at a game, encouraging them to excel in academics, or helping them through a personal problem.”
What is one word that best describes the school? Tell us why you chose that word.
“Christlike – As the mom of students that are involved in athletics and fine arts, we have many opportunities to interact with other schools. At Highlands, our top priority is pointing the students to Christ. That is done at all levels through academics, sports, fine arts, and extracurricular activities. Our students, teachers, and coaches shine when they are out in the community. Students come to understand that rules and behavior requirements don’t exist just to frustrate the students, but are there so they can glorify Christ in all they do.”
Describe one of your favorite memories of HCA.
“Spiritual Emphasis Week is always a highlight for me. It is exciting to have my kids come home and tell me what they learned from the speaker. It is always a week where the students at HCA examine their walk with the Lord, and many make decisions to follow Him.”
In what ways have you seen your child grow and develop as a result of experiences at HCA?
“I have one child that struggles with memorization. Despite her best efforts, she would do poorly on tests because of this struggle. One year, a teacher sat her down and gave her some suggestions to memorize differently. Before long, she had come to understand how she could get the information she knew from her head to the paper, and it showed in her grades! It boosted her confidence and showed her what she was capable of.”
What would you tell other parents to encourage them to consider enrolling their children at HCA?
“If you are looking for a school that the whole family can get involved in, then HCA is the place for you. We are a family. Beginning in upper elementary, students can join sports teams and participate in drama activities, and those sports and fine arts activities exist through junior high and high school. You are welcome to visit the weekly chapels and see firsthand the spiritual impact HCA has on your child’s life. HCA wants to reinforce the foundation and values that you are teaching in your home.”
Lori Lassen, HCA Parent