HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
School Code: 445943
Headmaster: Dr. Ron Taylor
Assistant Headmaster/Secondary Principal: Robert Huckabee
Elementary Principal: Leslie Minter
College Counselor/Registrar: Jodi Benavidez
Learning Lab Director: Nan Breeden
Located in the Northeast Dallas suburb of Rockwall, a rapidly growing business and professional community.
A K3-12 independent, coeducational, college preparatory school founded in 1995; biblically based, multi-denominational. Heritage Christian Academy (HCA) has had 14 AP Scholars, 2 National Merit Scholars, and 2 National Merit Commended Scholars.
Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools
Association of Christian Schools of Texas, Association of Christian Schools International, Texas Association of Baptist Schools, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, The College Board, ACT, North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals, Texas Association of College Admissions Counselors
K3 through grade 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Elementary (K-Grade 6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Middle School (Grades 7&8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
High School (Grades 9-12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Graduating Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
36 weeks; four quarters; two semesters; Modified block schedule with eight 45 minute class periods meeting three days a week with 90 minutes class period two days a week.
30 full-time teachers, 7 part-time teachers
Honors Courses: English 1, English II, English III, English IV, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Spanish II, III & IV, US History, Economics, Government
Dual Credit Courses with Collin College: English 1301, English 1302, Microeconomics 2302, College level math courses determined by testing placement
Dual Credit Courses with John Brown University:
GPA is determined by adding the equivalent GPA quality points and dividing the total by the number of semester credits.
Please note the following:
1. GPA is computed on all subjects, grades 9-12.
2. GPA is on a weighted 4.0 scale
3. H denotes Honors course. D denotes Dual Credit. Semester grades in all Dual Credit classes are given an extra weighted grade of 0.75. Semester grades for all Honors classes are given an extra weighted grade of .50.
4. Cumulative GPA is based on coursework taken at Heritage Christian Academy only.
5. HCA does not rank.
6. Transfer credit is not included in GPA calculation.
7. Honors graduates complete 5 or more honors courses with a minimum of 3.75 cumulative GPA.
F (69 and below)
97-100 4.33 80-82 2.67
93-96 4.00 77-79 2.33
90-92 3.67 73-76 2.00
87-89 3.33 70-72 1.67
83-86 3.00 D (only applicable in Dual Credit) 1.34
Total credits to graduate are 27.5 including:
4 credits in English
4 credits in Math (Must complete Algebra I, II, and Geometry)
4 credits in Science (Must complete Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)
4 credits in Social Science (Must complete W. Geography, W. History, U.S. History, Government and Economics)
1 credit of Fine Arts
2 credits of Foreign Language (in the same language)
1.5 credits in Physical Education/Athletics
4 credits in Bible (1.0 credit/year of attendance)
0.5 credit in Health
0.5 credit in Speech
1 credit in Computer Technology (2 years of Yearbook will meet requirement)
1.0 credit in Life Skills/College Prep
3 credits in Electives
SAT Average: 1503 (Graduating Class of 2012) (Average of Critical Reading, Math, and Writing)
ACT Average: 23.6 (Graduating Class of 2012)
Scholarships: Heritage seniors were awarded close to $1.3 million in scholarships in 2012
College Choices: HCA graduates have attended colleges and universities throughout the United States. The class of 2012 was accepted and/or attended Abilene Christian University, Austin College, Baylor University, Collin College, Dallas Baptist University, Hardin-Simmons University (Honors College), LeTourneau University, Louisiana Tech University, Northwood University, Ouachita Baptist University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Texas Christian University, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, Texas Women’s University, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, and University of North Texas.
In previous years, our graduates have also been accepted and attended several in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities such as Azusa Pacific University, Belhaven College, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, Columbia College Chicago, Colorado Christian University, Colorado School of Mines, Concordia University, Creighton University, Drexel University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Houston Baptist University, Howard Payne University, John Brown University, Loyola University of New Orleans, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Menlo College, Milliken University, Ohio State University, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State University (Honors College), Otterbein University, Pepperdine University, Radford University, University of Arkansas, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Kansas, University of Mississippi, University of Nebraska (Honors College), University of Oklahoma, University of Southern California, and Westmont College.
100 percent of HCA graduates are eligible to attend college.