Independent Study (HCS Academy)A Private School Satellite Program. Available for Grades 6-12.
Heritage Christian School Academy is ready to help you along your journey of independent learning.
Heritage Christian School’s mission is to provide a challenging program of academic excellence from a Biblical point of view partnering with parents to equip their children with a firm spiritual foundation while impacting the world for Christ.
Heritage Academy covers middle school, grades 6-8; and senior high, grades 9-12. The school year consists of two semesters and independent study courses must meet the criteria of a 17-week curriculum that meets for at least 200 minutes/weekly per semester. Students receive two interim grade progress reports and a final grade each semester. In the middle and high schools, students are expected to carry no fewer than seven subjects each semester; senior students may carry no fewer than five subjects each semester. The general education requirements include:
English, 40 units; social science, 30 units (including world history, American history, and government/ economics); Bible studies, 40 units; mathematics, 30 units; science, 20 units (including biology and chemistry and/or physical science. A lab is required for these courses.); physical education, 20 units; visual and practical arts, 5 units each. (Most universities also require 2 years of a foreign language, and a G elective.)
Students have the opportunity to take advanced placement and honors courses in areas of English, mathematics, science, and history on campus. Two hundred and forty (240) total units are required for graduation.
How the Program Works
Once the student is fully enrolled, the Academy Coordinator will meet with parents to map out a course of study that best meets the student’s individual needs. This can include all independent study, or a hybrid of independent study in addition to classes, athletics, or extra-curricular opportunities here on campus.
Parents and their student(s) will have an in-person conference report with the Coordinator at the end of each semester. During this meeting, each student will present a portfolio of work that may include graded tests, major written assignments, and work projects such as reports, art samples, or specific subject projects.
Dress Code While on Campus
- Reputation for high standards and personal attention
- Personalized education plans that help each student be successful
- Participation in CIF athletics, choir, band, drama, spring musical, cheer, and other programs at Heritage Christian School (separate fees may apply)
- Enrichment programs such as Discovery (for students with learning challenges), and an after-school Fine-Arts Academy (separate fees may apply)
- Planned field trips and activities with the child’s grade level peers at HCS
- Access to on-campus classes during school hours including AP and Honors courses; science with labs; upper level math; performing and visual arts; design, computer and technology; and modern languages
- Assistance with college entrance, access to 1:1 college counseling
- Transcript service
- Standardized and AP testing
- SAT prep course for new SAT test (separate class fee)
- School photos, ID’s, and yearbook
- Diplomas and graduation ceremony for all qualifying seniors
|Application/Testing (for new students only)||$140 (non-refundable)|
|Enrollment (new student)||$775 until February 15, 2019|
|$875 until April 12, 2019|
|$975 until June 14, 2019|
|$1,075 after June 14, 2019|
|Re-Enrollment (returning student)||$725 until February 15, 2019|
|$825 until April 12, 2019|
|$925 until June 14, 2019|
|$1,025 after June 14, 2019|
|Coordinator/Advisement||$425 yearly (included in enrollment fee)|
|Annual Tuition Per Class (new & returning student)||$2,082 (high school), $1,791 (middle school)|
Per course fee for classes taken on campus: Tuition includes the course textbook, access to the library, and other access to other programs as outlined in the Academy Program document. Applies only to students taking on-campus course work.
Annual Tuition is to be paid in full directly to the school by July 8, or 50% by July 8 and 50% by December 13 via cash, check or wire. For monthly payment options, please refer to the Tuition Payment Information form. Financial Aid is not available for Independent Study Programs.
Returned Checks: $30.00 for any checks returned unpaid
Late Fees: $25.00 for late payment on any account
Miscellaneous Expenses: Other possible expenses are: seasonal sports fees, school uniforms, before school and after school elective classes, P.E. clothes, P.E. locks, athletic team fees, choir outfits, cheer and drill team uniforms, consumable workbooks, materials fees for consumables in elective courses (art, photography, woodshop, etc.), field trips and class trips, detention, yearbook purchase, AP testing, graduation fee, and other optional expenses. The cost of loaned textbooks for on-campus classes is included in the tuition.