School Profile




Heritage Christian Academy

Heritage Christian Academy is a growing Christ-centered PreSchool through 12th grade college preparatory school in South Johnson County, Kansas.

Enrollment

HCA’s current total enrollment: 478 students
Elementary (East Campus) enrollment: 293 students
Junior/Senior High (West Campus) enrollment: 185 students

School Mission Statement

The Mission of Heritage Christian Academy is to glorify God by serving Christian parents and their children while providing a high quality, Christ-centered educational program marked by academic excellence, and the development of a Biblical worldview and strong Christian character.

Location

East Campus – The Elementary School is located conveniently on the 159th Street corridor between Antioch & Switzer in Overland Park, Kansas. The 18-acre campus provides Preschool through sixth grade students with a dynamic educational facility.

West Campus – The Junior/Senior High School is located on the corner of 159th Street and Black Bob in Olathe, Kansas. This 20-acre facility is the home of HCA’s seventh through twelfth graders.

These locations are just minutes from each other and provide families with a complete Christ-centered educational experience.

Hours

Elementary: 8:15 am – 3:20 pm
Junior/Senior: 7:50 am – 3:10 pm

Personnel Information

Mr. Rick Lukianuk Chief Administrator
Mrs. Meaghen Briley Director of Early Education
Mrs. Kathy Sievert Elementary Principal
Mr. Rick Jarvis Dean of Faculty & Curriculum
Mr. Steve Adams Dean of Student Life & Technology
Mrs. Mary Morris
East Campus Secretary
Mrs. Heidi Wolf
Admissions Coordinator
Mrs. Sandy Tompkins West Campus Secretary

Admission

Heritage Christian Academy admits students of any sex, race, color or national and ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administrated programs.

Accreditation

Heritage Christian Academy is currently accredited for grades K-12 with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), a division of AdvancED.

Academics

Heritage Christian Academy believes that every student should be transformed as a result of our educational program. An education that centers on ideas or facts alone is incomplete; a true education must ultimately elicit action from the student. An appropriate curriculum is necessary to help develop students equipped to engage and transform culture. HCA offers a curriculum in two distinct graduation paths that will produce transformed students equipped to transform culture.

Student/Teacher Ratio:

The average class at HCA varies, depending on the grade level. Kindergarten classes of more than 15 students will have an aide. Grades 1-3 are between 15-20 students per class. Grades 4-6 are capped at 22 students. Junior and senior classes generally have 15-25 students, depending on the class.

Grading Scale

Elementary

100-90 A
89-80 B
79-70 C
69-60 D
59-0 F

Junior/Senior High

Students are assigned a grade on a numerical scale, 0-100.  Report cards and transcripts report the numerical average for each class rather than a letter grade.  A passing grade requires that a student earn a class average of 65 or higher.  A grade of 64 or below is considered failing.  A failing grade on a high school transcript earns no credit for the class.

A student's grade-point-average (GPA) is calculated by determining the cumulative average of all his/her classes using the same 0-100 scale.  In addition, for high school students, a weighted GPA is generated by awarding an additional 5 points to the semester grade for an Honors class and 10 points to the semester grade for Dual Credit classes.

Standardized Testing

Explore Test (ACT) 7th & 8th Grade
Plan Test (ACT) 9th & 10th Grade
PSAT Test (SAT) 10th & 11th Grade
TerraNova 3  3rd-11th Grades

College Acceptance List
Asuza Pacific University
Baylor University
Belmont University
Emporia State University
George Fox University
John Brown University
Johnson County Community College
Kansas State University
Mid-America Nazarene University
Minot State University
Olivet Nazarene University
Southern Methodist University
Southwest Baptist University
Sterling College
Tabor College
Taylor University
Texas Christian University
The Master’s College
University of Central Missouri
University of Denver
University of Missouri – Kansas City
University of Wyoming

Technology

HCA is a 1-1 iPad school in grades 9-12, empowering teachers and students to integrate technology into the learning process in a way that emphasizes the priorities of the 21st Century education model - Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Communication.

Technology is the creative activity of using tools to transform God’s creation
for practical purposes. Tim Challis

There are two primary motivations behind this initiative - Philosophical (The development and use of 21st Century skills is consistent with our role as “image bearers of God” as we demonstrate creativity, critical thinking, collaborations, and communication.) and Pedagogical (The 21st Century workplace demands that we train our students to be excellent in these skills as we develop their expertise in the content areas.).

Each of the “4 C’s” can be found in our call to be an expression of the image of God. Paul’s admonition to be “renewed in our minds” (Rom 12:1) speaks of critical thinking; the call to “subdue the earth” involves creatively using the resources God provides to benefit man (sand becomes a silicon chip which become an iPhone!); the “one anothers” and Paul’s illustration of giftedness in the body in I Corinthians 12 points to collaboration. Even in the creation of man we see collaboration within the Trinity … and let us make man in our own image; and the very existence of God’s Word, both the written Word and the Living Word, is God’s communication of eternal truth with His creation.

 

GRADES K-6 Students in kindergarten through third grade meet weekly for computer class in the Media Center. This class acquaints students with the computer so they can learn beginning computer skills. Students use various programs to reinforce classroom skills with project ideas coordinated with classroom teachers to coincide with current academic study. Computer is integrated into classroom work in fourth through sixth grades. An iPad cart is available to all classrooms to further integrate 21st Century skills in the classroom.

GRADES 7-12  HCA is  a 1-1 BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school for students in grades 9-12. Each student will be required to bring their own iPad to school each day. HCA has employed a robust mobile device management and anytime/anywhere content filtering solution from Lightspeed Systems to support this effort. The BYOD approach will allow teachers to employ 21st Century skills (the "4 C's") in a more effective manner, using the learning management system ItsLearning to facilitate communication and collaboration.

Students in grades 7-8 have access to an iPad cart  to be used on campus to enhance their educational experience.

Visit the HCAKCTech.com website for more information.

Co-Curricular Opportunities

Many opportunities for students 5th-12th grade to participate in extracurricular activities.

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Cheerleading
  • Fine Arts
  • Choir
  • Band
  • Visual Arts
  • Yearbook
  • ACSI Competitions
  • Educational Travel
  • Leadership/Service