Haywood Christian Academy Blog

Parents are often as excited as their children, waiting and watching by the window to see the first flakes of winter fall. When we were young, we watched the school closings scroll across the bottom of the screen on WLOS. Now, we obsessively refresh our browsers or social media applications waiting to see the announcement, "School Closed Today."

Thanksgiving and Christmas are wonderful holidays, providing opportunities for families to reconnect after a busy Fall full of school, sports, and other extracurricular activities. However, with lengthy breaks from the rigorous academic lectures and homework, it can be difficult for students to get back in the swing of school after New Years.

As we approach the end of the semester and Christmas break, we want to provide parents with resources for helping children maintain effective study habits during the holiday season.

Monday, 28 October 2019 19:41

How to Minimize Academic Overload

If your child is in middle or high school, school is their full-time job. As parents leave for work at their career job each morning, a student similarly prepares for their future from early in the morning often through the evening and into the nighttime hours. Staring at textbooks and papers can be as daunting and time-consuming as any nine-to-five job, often leading to academic overload for children who are just beginning to learn how to administrate their time.

If your child is struggling with academic overload, or they are struggling to finish an assignment in a timely manner, we want to help you identify the issues and work toward solutions that will ultimately help your students thrive in their academic pursuits.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 10:26

Questions to Ask Your Teachers

Teachers are among the most influential people in your child’s life. Educators hold the keys to information your children need to thrive and flourish in the world. Parents trust teachers in shaping the way they see the world.

At Haywood Christian Academy, our mission is to develop students into Christian leaders by providing an excellent educational experience on a foundation of Biblical truth. We could not accomplish this without our team of amazing teachers. A private Christian institution, in addition to academic instruction, HCA’s faculty are entrusted with leading students to become disciples of Jesus. In this article, we want to help parents get to know and support their children’s’ teachers. Below are # questions to ask your child’s teacher.

As the new school year begins, it brings with it a fresh sense of optimism and possibility for many parents and students. For others, it brings nervousness and concern that at some point in the semester a child will fall behind. There are many factors that may contribute to a child's success and struggles, including:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Sleep habits
  • Study methods
  • Reading and listening comprehension
  • Parent involvement
  • Church involvement
  • Busyness

Tutoring is not just for students who have seemingly fallen behind. Effective tutoring can help struggling students catch up and all students excel beyond expectations. In this article, we will discuss how tutoring may help your children reach and exceed in throughout the new school year.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 13:16

10 Steps for Back to School Preparations

The new school year is approaching fast. Parents in Haywood County are still shuttling kids to camp and trying to fit in one last vacation, but the first day of school will be here before we know it. Some children will be excited to return and see their friends, while others will be nervous to begin a new year at a new school. 

We want to help prepare parents and students for the upcoming school year. Here are ten steps for parents to prepare for the start of a new school:

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 20:32

Seven Reasons for Private Education

Your child's education is among the most important considerations you will have as a parent. There are many factors to consider when choosing what method of education will be best for your child. In Haywood County, we are blessed with many opportunities to ensure our children learn well and become the responsible adults we all desire them to be. Haywood Christian Academy is committed to the highest standards of academics for our teachers and students; however, as a private Christian school, we have the freedom to make disciples as well.

Our mission is to develop students into Christian leaders by providing an excellent educational experience on a foundation of Biblical truth. We believe private education provides parents with an excellent opportunity to know their children are receiving a quality academic experience in a Christ-centered, nurturing environment. In this article, we will discuss seven reasons for private education:

Thursday, 30 May 2019 19:15

12 Questions to Ask A Private School

Private education enrollment is increasing nationwide. Private schools are safer and often feature smaller class sizes while maintaining competitive athletic and extracurricular programs. If you are considering private education for your child, it is important to ask the right questions when you visit a campus. In this article, we are discussing twelve key questions to ask when you visit a private school.

At Haywood Christian Academy, our mission is to train Christian leaders through a robust academic experience rooted in God’s Word. We are pleased to see our students demonstrating their faith in their communities during their time here and after graduation. One area where God’s work is evidenced in the lives of our students is in the personal testimonies of their experiences at HCA.

If you are raising your family in or near Waynesville, you have a few choices for education. While public and homeschool are great options here in Haywood County, we believe in Christian education. Haywood Christian Academy provides students with a robust academic experience, in a Christ-like setting, rooted in the Word of God. Students will learn to see how all truth is God’s truth, and every subject relates to the truth of Scripture.

In this article, we want to talk you through a day in the life of a Haywood Christian Academy student. Each day includes rigorous academic study, examination of God’s Word through chapel and Bible classes, a healthy lunch, and extracurricular activities.