High Point Christian Academy

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High Point Christian Academy
Address
307 N. Rotary Drive
High Point, North Carolina, 27262
United States
Coordinates 35°56′59″N 80°01′21″W / 35.949734°N 80.022499°W / 35.949734; -80.022499Coordinates: 35°56′59″N 80°01′21″W / 35.949734°N 80.022499°W / 35.949734; -80.022499
Information
Denomination Baptist
Established 1996
CEEB Code 341848
Head of school Richard Hardee
Teaching staff 58 (as of 2005-06) [1]
Grades TK-12
Gender Coed
Enrollment 620
Average class size 22
Student to teacher ratio 12.9 (as of 2005-06) [1]
Hours in school day 7 [1]
School colour(s) green, white and navy
Mascot Kip the Cougar
Team name Cougars
Rival Wesleyan Christian Academy
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Website

High Point Christian Academy (HPCA) is a private school in High Point, North Carolina, United States serving students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. HPCA is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS) and Triad Association of Non-Public Schools (TANP).

Mission statement[edit]

High Point Christian Academy is committed to Christ-centered, quality education and academic excellence in partnership with family and church within a loving, caring atmosphere. The elementary school and middle school is led by principal Scott Prohaska. Keith Curlee is the principal of the high school.[2]

History[edit]

Founded by the Green Street Baptist Church, High Point Christian Academy opened in August, 1996 with 96 students in kindergarten through third grade. One grade was added per year which made the first graduating class the class of 2006.[3] The school had added its high school program with the 2002-2003 school year.[4] There are now well over 600 students in attendance.[3]

Campus[edit]

High Point Christian Academy is located on the campus of Green Street Baptist Church. The facilities are state-of-the-art and well maintained. TK-8th grade is located in one building and 9–12 is in a separate building.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

High Point Christian Academy fields teams in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and volleyball. The Cougars field 31 competitive athletic teams in these 12 different sports and compete at the 3A level in the Piedmont Athletic Conference of Independent Schools (PACIS) and North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA).[5]

The first teams in the school's history were the boys' and girls' basketball teams, which began in the 1999-2000 winter season.[6]

The Cougars have won 6 state championships to date in girls' Volleyball, boys' swimming (twice), girls' swimming, baseball and softball.

Fine arts[edit]

High Point Christian Academy also contains a fine arts program which includes art, band, drama, publications and chorus.[7]

Clubs[edit]

The clubs at HPCA include Math Club, Robotics Club, Technology Club, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Red Cross Club, Interact Club, Drama, Chess Club, Women's Ensemble and Jazz Band.[3]

Curriculum[edit]

Certified teachers lead the challenging academic program, utilizing a variety of textbook resources in the teaching of Math, Science, Language, Reading, Spelling, Social Studies and Bible. Integration of Scripture takes place across the curriculum as Biblical principles are applied to everyday learning. Additional areas of study include Art, Computers, Physical Education, Music, Foreign Language, and Library. The textbooks used are from A-Beka, ACSI, Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary, MacMillan/McGraw-Hill, and Bob Jones.[3]

Advanced Placement[edit]

In the 2010-2011 school year, some high school students took Advanced Placement exams in the following categories:
AP Calculus AB
AP Chemistry
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
AP Environmental Science
AP Statistics
AP US History

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "School Detail for High Point Christian Academy". National Center for Education Statistics. 
  2. ^ http://hpcacougars.org/mission-statement/
  3. ^ a b c d http://www.k12academics.com/high_point_christian_academy.htm
  4. ^ Schultz, Sue (2002-08-20). "Christian academy to expand". The News & Record. "High Point Christian Academy has expanded from 96 students in 1996 to 550 enrolled this year. The private school offers a high school curriculum this year." 
  5. ^ http://hpcacougars.org/athletics/
  6. ^ Adams, Tina (1999-11-05). "Cougars pounce on first sports season". The News & Record. "The High Point Christian Academy Cougars have donned green jerseys and started their inaugural basketball season. In fact, it's the school's inaugural of any athletic team; it's the first time the school has offered an organized sports program for students." 
  7. ^ http://www.hpcacougars.org/fine-arts/

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