Heritage Christian Academy (Fort Collins, Colorado)

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Heritage Christian Academy
Heritage Christian Academy logo 2012.jpg
2506 Zurich Drive
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
United States
Type Private
Motto Academic Excellence. Nurturing environment. Authentic faith.
Established 1970
Principal Michael Cuckler (Head Administrator)
Brian Ness (Elementary Principal)
Dr. Stacy Loyd (Academic Dean)
Grades PreK12
Color(s) Forest green, black, and white               
Athletics conference Mile High League
Mascot Eagle
Information (970) 494-1022

Coordinates: 40°35′23.79″N 105°2′0.33″W / 40.5899417°N 105.0334250°W / 40.5899417; -105.0334250

Heritage Christian Academy is an independent, private, non-denominational Christian K–12 school in Fort Collins, Colorado, United States, with grades pre-kindergarten (four years old) through twelfth grade. It was formed by families and educators committed to making available a nonsectarian, Christian education in the Northern Colorado region.

Heritage Christian Academy is accredited by and a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).[1]


Heritage Christian Academy is an independent, non-denominational Christian school, serving grades Pre-K through 12. The school is incorporated in the state of Colorado as a non-profit organization, under the direction of a nine-member board of directors. Founded in 1970 by three local churches, HCA opened its doors to fifty-six students, four teachers, and one administrator under the name Heritage Christian School. Today, Heritage is supported by the Heritage Christian Foundation, is fully accredited, and has over two hundred students.


HCA uses a curriculum that emphasizes a Christian world and life view. The school employs the Principle Approach teaching method, which places principles found in the Bible, such as the principle of self government, at the center of each subject.

Athletic achievements[edit]

The HCA boys' basketball team won the Mile High League regular season title in 2009[2] and advanced to the state tournament, where they captured the consolation trophy.[3]

The HCA Track & Field boys and girls teams were both represented at State in their very first year (spring 2013), with the boys' team winning first place and the girls' team placing fourth. In the next season (spring 2014) both teams placed high again with the boys' team taking their second championship in a row, and the girls' team taking second. In the spring 2015 season the men's team took a step back, finishing fourth, but the women's team was able to secure their first championship. At the next State meet (spring 2016) both the men's and women's teams where able to win championships. This past season, at the State Meet, the men finished first with the women's team taking third.[4]


  1. ^ Association of Christian Schools International https://www.acsi.org/member-search/searchdetails/SubmitDetail?SchoolKey=6e30f02e-db0f-4d03-9b22-3f28bd126f7f&saccredited=&sgradelevel=&sspecialprogram=&state=CO&distance=10&accredited=. Retrieved 2 May 2018.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Coloradoan Staff (8 March 2009). "Heritage Christian Headed for State Thanks to McGinley's 3s". Fort Collins Coloradoan. 
  3. ^ Coloradoan Staff (15 March 2009). "Heritage Christian Caps Historic Season". Fort Collins Coloradoan. 
  4. ^ Coloradoan Staff (18 May 2013). "Heritage Christian boys win team title in program's first year". Fort Collins Coloradoan. 

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Further reading[edit]

  • Slater, Rosalie (1965). Teaching and Learning America's Christian History: The Principle Approach. 
  • Hall, Verna (1960). The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America: Christian Self-Government. 
  • Youmans, Elizabeth (2004). The Noah Plan Self Directed Study in the Principle Approach.