Student Services & College Prep
Student Services, 9th through 12th Grade
The High School program is designed to help students develop mature skills of reasoning, expression, research and problem solving that will prepare them well to succeed in collegiate environments. A partnership with HCC enables students to dual enroll during Junior and Senior years to simultaneously earn high school and college credits. Students are encouraged to serve their local communities through various outreaches throughout the school year.
To graduate from Haywood Christian Academy a student must earn the required number of credits and fulfill 40 hours of community service, 8 hours of community service and 2 hours of cultural service, per high school year. English includes 1 public speaking course. Biblical studies include History of Christianity and Systematic Theology. A minimum of 26 credits is required for the advanced studies diploma.
The mission of Haywood Christian Academy is to "Embrace children, Release Leaders". An essential way to ensure a student will be prepared for their future beyond their senior year, is to invest in self evaluation and skills testing beginning in 8th grade to assist them in finding their strongest passion area and natural giftedness.
Its a tragic story when a student spends 2 to 4 years at a higher education institution post-high school, only to discover that the specific training and education received is not within that individual's natural skill set or passion area. The courses crafted by HCA's Student Services Director, Zonya Harris, address this very issue. Through the faithfulness of God's Word, Teen Living courses, and well-known self inventory exams, we assist students in discovering who they are in Christ and celebrate the unqiue differences in our students. Here are a few examples:
- Resume writing, building, and preparation
- Skills assesments
- Self inventory evaluations
- 4 year plan
- Career readiness and portfolio building
College Exploration Assistance
Navigating the waters of college exploration can be a daunting task. We provide assistance for students and families for all students at HCA who desire to pursue a college education or specialized training post-graduation. From scholaship research to admissions processes, HCA students receive individual coaching at every step. Here are a few of the services available to our High School students:
- FAFSA Assistance
- "Common App": one applicaiton, submitted to many colleges
- CFNC Workshops
- College Fairs
- Admissions Assistance Through to Acceptance
- College Campus Visits
- Financial Aid Counseling
- College Entrance Exam Preparation
- Scholarship Research
- College Credit Transfer Assistance
- College Appliation Week for NC participant: HCA participates in this program which allows students to apply for college with all application fees waived. This special week is also open to homeschool families.