Preparation for College and Career

Our high school program is a highly collaborative effort between students, faculty, and a dedicated academic advisor. Students begin working with an advisor in 9th grade and chart a personalized plan to prepare for college or a career/trade upon graduation.

Each student's path will be different and will likely include a combination of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and dual enrollment courses at a local college, as well as a variety of electives including robotics, money management, animation, art, engineering, and tools for college success.

Students are guided and supported through their journey of exploring college options, testing, creating resumes, and deciding where they can best continue their education and personal growth.

HCA's graduation requirements mirror those necessary to attend the nation's top colleges and universities. Our rigorous education and commitment to producing servant leaders set our graduates on a path to success, enabling them to earn more than double the average college scholarship package, attend their first-choice colleges, and succeed in the workforce.

Mission trips, youth conferences, a senior class trip, our signature Senior Mentors initiative, as well as weekly chapel gatherings and small groups are some of the many ways we prepare our students to confidently look forward to discovering how they might positively impacting our world. Our high school faculty and staff team is dedicated to nurturing the potential in each individual as they carry out HCA's mission of training minds to lead and hearts to serve.

Acceptances at Over 105 Colleges and Universities Nationwide

A few places where HCA grads have been accepted:
Arizona State University, Mississippi State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, Auburn University, University of Alabama, University of Kentucky, The Citadel, Berry College, Covenant College, Baylor University, Indiana University, Liberty University, Seton Hall University, University of Maine, Mercer University, Young Harris College, Georgia State University, Lee University, Truett McConnell College, Shorter University, University of Mississippi, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Covenant College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, State University of New York, North Georgia College, Hofstra University, University of South Carolina, Kennesaw State University, Samford University, Oglethorpe University, Georgia Southern University, University of West Georgia, West Georgia Technical College, LaGrange College, Savannah College of Art and Design, New York Conservatory of Performing Arts
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"If you could envision the type of person God intended you to be, you would rise up and never be the same again."

~ Sean Covey


College Acceptance
Since our first commencement ceremony for the Class of 1998, the list of schools to which our graduates have been accepted includes more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide, and that list keeps growing every year. HCA now boasts a 100% college acceptance rate!


Dual Enrollment for College Credit
More than 80% of HCA graduates have earned college credits, reducing both time and money invested in a college degree. HCA students have access to college courses in a variety of fields through our partner institutions, including West Georgia Technical College, Georgia Highlands College, and the College & Career Institute. Some students have earned enough credits to complete an associate degree while still attending high school.


College Advisement and Scholarships
The Class of 2020 earned more than $2.8 million in college scholarships, the Class of 2021 total is now over $5.1 million (an average of $245,000 per student), and our current four-year scholarship average per graduate is $72,000. Our low advisor-to-student ratio has been very successful and has resulted in HCA students' garnering nearly eight times more scholarship money than the state average. Upon starting the freshman year, each HCA student meets with his/her advisor to begin charting an academic path leading to the college or career of choice upon graduation.


College Preparation
An impressive 95% of our 2021 grads are eligible to receive Georgia's HOPE Scholarship. Along with personal guidance, students complete SAT and ACT preparation courses taught by experts on our campus. These efforts have helped HCA students to achieve the highest SAT and ACT scores in Douglas County, and to surpass state and national averages as well.

Meet Our Team

Michelle Berry
HS Supervisor
Chaney Billips
Lisa Blacker
Health & Physical Education
Tools for College Success
Barbara DeLozier
Shelley Garrett
Erica Johnson
Connie Lodge
Andretti Loyd
Physical Education
Jeanne McCumpsey
Carla Read
Trevor Read
Physical Education
Meghan Williams
Jeremy Wilson