Ambassadors ages 2-4 years old, learn the basics that form the foundation for social development, mathematics, language arts, phonemic awareness, science, and bible. The focus is learning to become independent by putting on their clothing properly, expressing themselves verbally, following directions, and working in groups and teams. Academically, this age group is introduced to a formal learning environment where they form an enthusiasm for learning. Ambassadors fashion their individual creativity and learning habits through songs, coloring, cutting, drawing, writing, reading, listening, storytelling, sports, physical education, Spanish, Bible, STEAM and music instruction. Fine and large motor skill development at increasingly difficult skill levels are consciously included in curriculum activities. The Abeka curriculum is used in preschool as well as Purposeful Design Bible Curriculum through ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International). Field trips augment the classroom curriculum.
Kindergarten through 5th grade students begin their formal academic and skill development in the elementary school department. Core subjects include: mathematics, financial literacy, language arts, social studies, writing, critical and conceptual thinking, reasoning skills, project-based learning, social development, physical education/health and sports, science, technology, Spanish, STEAM and music. Character development is emphasized through the Eight Characteristics of Ambassadorship and Bible classes. The elementary department uses the following curricula: Wonders by McGraw Hill for Reading Language Arts, My Math by McGraw Hill for Mathematics, Social Studies by Hartcourt, Science by McGraw Hill, ACSI Purposeful Design for Bible. G-Suite is used to augment and support classroom instruction and management. Field studies are used to enhance the classroom curriculum. Ambassadors receive whole, small and individualized instruction to address their specific learning needs.
HPCA middle school is the first step in adolescent development that commences adult behavior. Therefore, it is important to nurture responsible and thoughtful citizens who are prepared for life in an increasingly interdependent global society. Students will be challenged to explore, create, and make decisions that lead to their participation in becoming accountable for their own behavior and learning. Students will build upon previous academic and learning experiences to explore new areas of interest that will give them direction for future choices emotionally, academically, socially, and spiritually. They are preparing to make the transition from the elementary school level to high school. Students, through a flexible and supportive environment that subscribes to individualized instruction, will engage in a challenging and vigorous core curriculum encompassing math, financial literacy, science, social studies, foreign language, literature, physical and health education, technology, STEAM education and spiritual development. Included in the curriculum is experiences in the areas of youth leadership, student council, National Junior Honor Society, sports, and other activities to enrich their lives and discover their passions as well as enhance their sensitivity to the issues important to the welfare of their communities and development of leadership skills. Advanced/Honors courses are available for students who demonstrate high achievement.
Ambassadors attend weekly Chapel services throughout the school year. It is an extension of their Christian learning and training. In this environment, they not only express belief and understanding of Biblical concepts, pray, and recite scriptures, they also assume roles of worship leader, parts in theatrical vignettes, program planning, dancing and singing. Children develop public speaking and comfort before an audience. Parents, visitors, and guests are always welcome to attend chapel.
Each bible lesson will focus on one of the 8 Characteristics of Ambassadorship: Patience, Wisdom, Gracious in Speech, Generosity, Honesty, Readiness of Mind, Humility and Confidence.
Bible curriculum: Purposeful Design by ACSI