Hillcrest Christian Academy has a long-standing reputation as a school that offers outstanding academics, a winning athletic program, and notable instruction in the Fine Arts, all taught through the lens of a Biblical worldview. Now, we bring that level of excellence to grades 9-12, offering a complete education that prepares students for college and beyond.
INSTRUCTION BEGINS AND ENDS WITH THE WORD OF GOD.
Bible is the first course at the beginning of each day. Students will delve deeper into the Word than they ever have before, and learn how to articulate and defend their faith as they grow into adulthood.
A WINNING ATHLETIC TRADITION CONTINUES…
Hillcrest continues its rich history of athletic excellence by building a strong foundation for its High School athletic program. Competing within the Southwestern Christian Athletic Conference, we offer Volleyball and Basketball at the High School level, and hope to add more sports soon.
ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE. WHY NOT MAKE IT A PRODUCTION?
Fine Arts has always been a hallmark of the curriculum at Hillcrest. Our annual Dickens Festival, Veteran’s Day Program, Christmas Concerts, and Spring Concerts have been well-regarded for years. At the high school level, students perform a play of their own choosing, usually a comedy, before a live audience each year.
IT'S A DIGITAL WORLD. WE PREPARE STUDENTS TO LIVE IN IT.
Information Technology careers are growing at a phenomenal rate, and our students will have the skills it takes to compete. Computer classes, which include instruction in Microsoft Office Programs, Media Production and Computer Security, are core courses at Hillcrest throughout all grades.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION. IT ISN'T ALL JUST FUN AND GAMES.
Phys. Ed. classes at Hillcrest take activity to a whole new level. Students not only learn the fundamentals of several sports, they learn how their bodies respond to physical activity, and how to key into optimal heart rates to achieve better physical performance. Physical Education isn’t about just how to play, but how to be a good steward of the body God has given us. Students will graduate encouraged to pursue health for life.
ELECTIVES THAT MATTER
At Hillcrest, High School electives matter. Students learn how to think through the issues in Current Events, prepare and present arguments in Communications, and persuade and influence through the written word with Creative Writing. And classes in Art, Band, Choir, and Theater Arts, and Worship Band nurture students’ creative side.
GUIDANCE KEEPS THEM ON THE RIGHT ROAD...FOR THEM.
Hillcrest Christian Academy employs a PA-certified school counselor as part of a comprehensive guidance program. The school counselor promotes student success, provides preventative services, and responds to the identified student needs by addressing academic, career, and personal/social development for all students. At the high school level, the school counselor helps students discover their unique gifts, interests, and talents and match them with appropriate academic planning and post-secondary career choices. The school counselor is committed to helping each student realize his or her full potential and God-given life purpose.
SAT PREP. HOW TO THINK, HOW TO REASON. HOW TO WRITE.
Sophomores at Hillcrest will receive some of the best SAT Preparation available anywhere. We don’t teach to the test, but we teach students how to test well. Standardized test-taking tips are offered, practice tests are administered, and essay writing skills are taught. We will take the fear and trepidation that usually accompanies taking the college entrance exam. The differences between the SAT and ACT will also be discussed.
THE CULMINATING PROJECT. APPLICATION. CREATION. CRITICAL THINKING.
Every high school graduate must complete a graduation project which includes writing, research, and demonstration in one or more areas of concentrated study under the guidance and direction of faculty.