Heritage Christian School uses ABeka Book textbooks which is a leading Christian textbook publisher nationally and internationally. For over 30 years ABeka has been developing quality textbooks from a Biblical world view.
The A Beka Book approach to Christian education keeps learning lively, interesting, and memorable. There materials reflect sensible theory that is firmly anchored to practicality. A Beka Book materials have been developed as a result of 50 years of actual classroom experience in Pensacola Christian Academy, one of America’s largest and most respected Christian day schools.
ABeka Book skilled researchers and writers do not paraphrase progressive education textbooks and add Biblical principles; they do primary research in every subject and look at the subject from God’s point of view. The most original source is always the Word of God, the only foundation for true scholarship in any area of human endeavor. ABeka Book publications are built upon the firm foundation of Scriptural truth and are written by dedicated and talented Christian scholars who are well grounded in the practical aspects of classroom teaching.
Believing that homework is an integral part of the school program, each teacher is at liberty to give homework to aid the students to advance in their studies. Therefore, each student is required to complete his homework assignments on time. Homework is given for several reasons.
1. For reinforcement: We believe that most students require adequate review to master material essential to their educational process.
2. For practice: Following classroom explanation, illustration, and review of new work, homework is given so that the material will be mastered.
3. For remedial activity: As instruction progresses, various weak points in a student’s grasp of a subject become evident. Homework following instruction is given to overcome such difficulties.
4. For special projects: Book reports, compositions, special research assignments, and projects are some of the activities that are frequently the subject of homework attention.
We do request parents’ full cooperation in seeing that the assignments are completed. Failure to complete homework will affect the student’s daily grade. Repeated delinquent homework could result in a student’s suspension. In order to encourage attendance at Wednesday night prayer meetings, we generally refrain from assigning homework on Wednesday night. Homework may be assigned earlier in the week, however, to be due on Thursday. Quizzes may also be scheduled on Thursday.
Report Cards and Report Slips
Students will receive report cards at the end of each nine weeks. Report slips will be sent home at the mid-point of each nine-week grading period. The report slips are due back the next morning bearing the parent’s signature.
Heritage Christian School also utlizes a state of the art student information system, grading and attendance system allowing parents and students to check their grades online anytime using the School Tool information system.
Academic honors are determined based upon the Grade Point Average (GPA) earned for all courses taken in high school as calculated through May 1 of the Senior year. The Valedictorian must have attended Heritage Christian School their sophomore, junior and senior years of high school and have the highest overall GPA with a minimum GPA of 3.3. The Salutatorian must have attended HCS for at least two full years and have the second highest overall GPA with a minimum of 3.0.
Heritage Christian School follows the University of North Carolina minimum course requirements for a College Preparatory diploma.
4 credits in Math
3 credits in Science
4 credits in English
3 credits in History
2 credits in Foreign Language
1 credit in Health and/or Physical Education
4 credits in Bible
3 Elective credits
Juniors are required to take the ACT, and seniors are encouraged to take the ACT to improve their scores.
The following unweighted system is used to determine letter grades and grade points for the determination of Grade Point Average (GPA) and class rank.