Can Balance and Truth Exist Together?

“Balance is an offense to the truth.”  That was the closing line of a column written by a political science professor at Gettysburg College.  She was explaining her inability to provide a balanced discourse in her classroom during the current presidential campaign because, in her view, one of the candidates was so disqualified as to…  [read the full post]

Why Choose Christian Education?

The following article was written by Galen Mussman, Chairman of the Heritage Christian Academy Board. His thoughts on why Christian Education is important are both timely and insightful. Galen believes deeply in the importance of preparing our children through christian education, and he spends much of his time ensuring that the students at HCA receive…  [read the full post]

Teaching Christian Worldview to our Children

Worldview matters. And we dare say that, in light of all that is happening in the world today, worldview matters more than ever. Why? To answer that question, we must first define worldview. Simply put, our worldview consists of the set of beliefs – or the lens – through which we interpret the world around…  [read the full post]

A Christian Response To The Orlando Shootings

At this point, we know quite a bit about what took place in an Orlando nightclub in the early morning hours of last Sunday. In a short amount of time, 50 people entered eternity and another 53 were injured. This single act is being described as the most deadly shooting in American history. In an…  [read the full post]

Lessons Learned This School Year

The last students have been picked up and there is an eerie quiet in the halls. After two weeks of non stop activity, including concerts, playoff games, class parties, class trips, final exams, graduation and family celebrations, it is time to take a deep breath and begin the preparations for the first day of school…  [read the full post]

Avoiding the Summer Slide – Summer Reading Ideas for Kids

The following post is shared with us by HCA Elementary School Librarian, Marla Lewis. Have you heard of the Summer Slide?  Our kids do a lot of sliding over the summer. They slide at the park, at baseball and softball games, slide out of bed after sleeping in, and slide down water slides at water…  [read the full post]

Passion. So Much More Than Love.

“The word ‘passion’ has been hijacked … Misused and abused … Emasculated by a feel-good culture of moral relativism … Prostituted by personal development gurus.  Passion today is understood as ‘what excites you, what puts the sparkle in your eyes, the twinkle in your toes.’  The word has become candy for frivolous children when, at…  [read the full post]

Keeping the Faith {Part 3}

It has been encouraging these past couple of months to read the thoughts shared by HCA alumni about growing in the Lord after leaving the tight-knit community of HCA. As parents and teachers, comfort can be found in the faithfulness of our God. As the apostle Paul reminds us: “He who began a good work…  [read the full post]

8 Keys to Succeed in Elementary School

“Research shows that parent support is more important to school success than a child’s IQ, economic status or school setting.” –US Department of Education Success in school, and in life, can be guided and nurtured from a very early start. Beginning in elementary school, children can be led towards the habits that will establish a…  [read the full post]