The purpose of the preschool program at Heritage Christian School is to prepare students for success in their kindergarten and elementary years. The preschool program introduces students to each letter and its sound which helps set them up for success with the phonics they will learn at HCS. By the end of the K4 program, students are able to read simple short-vowel words and are well-prepared for kindergarten. In preschool, students also learn numbers, shapes, hand-eye coordination, and other important developmental skills. All of this is completed through a time-tested, Christian curriculum. In addition to the academic side of preschool, students willl memorize verses and be taught from God's Word each day.
Kindergarten students at HCS learn to read through the use of phonics. As soon as the short sounds of the vowels and the sounds for only three consonants are introduced, they are able to sound out their first words! Later they learn to read two vowel words and also special sounds such as "st" and "ch." Their reading vocabulary grows quickly in kindergarten as they have daily interaction with words. Kindergarten students also learn to count and recognize numbers 1-100. Addition facts are taught up through the sum of 10 and beginning subtraction concepts as well. They learn about coins and telling time. Before, after, and between are concepts which they also learn. Additionally, students learn a manuscript alphabet that correlates with the phonics program. They learn to write letters, blends, words, and then sentences. They also learn to write numbers 0-100. Bible time includes learning the pledges, songs, memory verses, and a Bible lesson from the Old and New Testaments. Throughout the year they will learn one verse for each letter of the alphabet, as well as Psalm 100, 23, the Lord's Prayer, and many Christmas verses. They are taught early that God's Word is valuable to their lives. HCS kindergarten students also learn skill development which help students with visiual perception, motor, coordination, and listening/thinking skills.
In addition to all of this, kindergarten provides the opportunity for students to play with others, learn to pay attention, respect others, obey, and work on character traits that will help them throughout their school careers and beyond!
Elementary (1 - 6)
Phonics mastery is the cornerstone of the elementary reading program while strong foundations are systematically laid in mathematics, grammar, science, history, and geography. Heritage Christian School is known for being a school with high academic standards, equipping students for success in whatever field God directs them. One of the reasons for such excellence is the exemplary curriculum in each of their classes. In addition to the basic academic curriculum, students in the elementary school benefit from enrichment classes such as Bible, music, art, computers, library, and physical education.
Junior High (7 - 8)
The early teen years are such a pivitol time in the development of a student. During this crucial developmental stage, HCS strives to build on the solid foundaition that was laid in the elementary grades. The goal of our junior high program is ensure the success of every student in high school and beyond. Students will be challenged in all core subjects (math, English, history, science, and Bible) and also learn important study skills that they can use the rest of their lives. Additionally, junior high students will have an opportunity to take classes such as woodshop, FACS (Home Economics), health, PE, and/or choir. Students will have the opportunity to spotlight their accomplishments in the annual Buckeye Christian School Fine Arts Competition.
High School (9 - 12)
Our goal in the high school is to build on the solid academic foundation that was laid by the elementary school. We offer a variety of academic areas of study as well as some elective courses that can be used by students in all vocations. Every student has Bible, English, math, and history each year. In Bible, students study specific books and basic doctrines of the Bible. In English, students learn to think independently, write creatively and coherently, and speak confidently. Students study World Literature, American Literature and English Literature before they graduate. The history department teaches American History, World History, and Government/Economics. The math department offers Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus. In the science department, all students are required to take Physical Science and Biology. In order to graduate, a third science must be taken. Students can choose from Chemistry, Applied Science, Physics, and/or Anatomy and Physiology. Health and Physical Education are also required for Freshman and Sophomores.
In addition to the academic areas of study, students can choose from Spanish, FACS (Home Economics), Computers, Computer Programming, Choir, Art, and Woodshop. Students spotlight their accomplishments in the annual Buckeye Christian School Fine Arts Competition.
Our commitment to quality education is evident by our students scoring above the national average on standardized tests and being well-prepared for college.