Challenging Academics

HCA employs regular evaluations of students and teachers to maintain accountability to its mission and core values. For our students, yearly standardized tests measure their relative position to national norms. For our teachers, we maintain an extensive professional development program ranging from mentor programs for new teacher to funding masters degrees for teachers.  Also, as a part of our regional and national accreditation, each core academic department undergoes a year-long evaluation and revision of its curricula in relation to national standards.

Key Metrics of Academic Success at HCA

  • Qualified Teachers: 50% of HCA teachers have earned a Master’s Degree from a U.S. based college.
  • National Honors Society: In 2019, 35% of students in 10th to 12th grade are NHS members with a GPA of 3.8 or higher.
  • Standardized Test Scores: Graduating students score 30+% higher than U.S. average. Link academic results page.
  • College Readiness: On average, graduating students score 106 points higher on the SAT than the U.S. national average. Link academic results page.