You'll find the phrase "challenging academics" mentioned repeatedly in our printed materials and on this website. This is one of our key points of focus, along with Christian environment, and life mentorship. These three components help to build the kind of character and knowledge Harvest students need for the challenges of life.
On this page, we would like to focus on the academic recognition we have received as an institution and the scholastic achievements of our students.
HCA is accredited by the American Association of Christian School (AACS), Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSACESS), and the North American Christian School Accrediting Agency (NACSAA). MSACESS describes accreditation as the "affirmation that a school or other educational institution is providing the level of quality in its educational programs, services, activities, and/or resources expected by its community of stakeholders and endorsed by the education world."
Harvest has achieved the level of "Accredited with Distinction" which carries significant scholastic recognition.
Harvest uses the Iowa Basic and CogAt as a standardized benchmark to measure instructional effectiveness and academic achievement of HCA students. This annual assessment measures the academic performance of our students in English language arts and math. The result from the Harvest student population reveals several key points:
- HCA builds a strong academic foundation in 1st through 3rd grade.
- The strong foundation prepares for accelerated academic results culminating in high school scores that are 30+% higher than the U.S. average.
HCA provides a college preparatory education. HCA measures this achievement by administering college entrance exams to our students. These scores prepare our students to apply and be accepted to a wide ranging breadth of public and private colleges. In the past 4 years, HCA has placed students in more than half of the Top 50 colleges identified in the US News 2020 Best Colleges. The following data represent the current results from the College Board SAT exam.