Student Life

Student Life

Student Life at HCA is designed to be intentionally Christian. All that we do must exemplify God’s desire for our lives as defined in his Holy Word. HCA provides numerous ways for student to further engage inside and outside the classroom. All students participate in Spiritual Emphasis weeks, our yearly fundraiser, the Saints Race, and every Christmas secondary students give a gift to an elementary student to build relationships between the students.

Students at different levels participate in the following:

Early Education

Early Education has numerous projects throughout the year, including our Farm Days carnival, pajama day, western day and several others. We also have Spike and Stripes, our resident reptiles, for students to visit.

Elementary Student Life

Elementary students have many opportunities to participate in fun and inspirational activities. These include:

  • ACSI competitions in Spelling, Creative Writing, Math, Art and Speech
  • Gifted and Talented participation in Destination Imagination
  • Numerous field trips that include a 4th grade trip to Austin and San Antonio for Texas History and a 6th grade field trip to Forest Glen for team building
  • Individual classes participate in special learning events, for example:
    • Kindergarten classes participate in activities to learn about different countries such as an English Tea Party, a fun Spanish piñata day, an Italian Bistro and a Kindergarten bakery
    • 4th grade has Immigration day when students assume the identity of an immigrant and go through the immigration process at Ellis Island
    • 2nd grade creates pumpkins that represent their favorite character from a book
    • 3rd grade creates salt maps of a specific state and provide information about the state
    • 3rd - 6th grades participate in the ACSI Science Fair
    • Pre K5 through 6th grade participate in a Christmas musical each year
    • Elementary students join in Pep Rallies and some special events during half time of athletic competitions

Secondary Student Life

Student life of Secondary Students include:

  • School sponsored clubs such as National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society, robotics club and ACSI competitions
  • Fine Arts events such as Improv and the spring musical
  • Elective classes offered are yearbook, staff/teachers aide, art, law, journalism, speech and leadership
  • Science classes meet in the lab for experiments and dissections
  • Local, stateside and international mission trips
  • Saints Crew
  • Student led Bible studies and chapels
  • Seniors participate in lunches throughout the year as a bonding time for them
  • Extra curricular events such as Prom, Homecoming, Homecoming Banquet, Athletic Awards, and Academic Awards

Students are encouraged to create opportunities to serve. Many of the student-led activities at HCA were suggested and led by students. Some have stuck around and become HCA tradition.