General Information

The primary responsibility to educate the children belongs to the parents. HBCA will come alongside parents to help them fulfill their responsibility (Galatians 6:2) and minister daily to their academic and spiritual needs during the school year to equip them for service (2 Timothy 3:17). Funding the education is the responsibility of the parents. The school will endeavor to maintain a student: teacher ratio between 10:1 to 13:1.
As a ministry to HBC, the HBCA class openings will be offered to HBC members as first priority, and HBC families will have a reduction of $500 in tuition for each student enrolled. If openings are available, we will allow participation by Christian families outside HBC, at full tuition.
For the 2019/2020 school year, we offer K5 through 7th grade. We plan to add at least one grade each year until we serve K5-12.
Curriculum is provided by Bob Jones University Press, a highly regarded academic program with a Biblical world view. In all grades, we utilize on-line learning tools as much as possible, equipping students to be able to excel in college and work environments that rely on technology for learning and communication. Another advantage to online learning is the flexibility to pace learning to individual student needs, and provide opportunities for students to learn when away from school for family trips, mission trips, or illness.
HBCA will endeavor to provide a quality spiritual and academic education for a cost that is kept as low as possible while maintaining quality and ensuring the financial stability of the ministry. For the 2019/2020 year, tuition will be $5,000 for HBC members and $5,500 for students who are members of other area churches. Tuition can be paid in a lump sum by August 1, or paid in 10 installments August-May of the school year. Tuition installments are due at the first of each month, are late after the 5th of the month, with a late fee of an additional $25 each 7 days until payment is made, for a total additional maximum of $75 per month. Parents reaching this maximum should already be in discussions with the school office about their hardship. If the 5th falls on a weekend or holiday, payment is due the first school day after the weekend or holiday.

Scholarships are also available. Please see Administration staff for details.

In addition to admission requirements for public schools, prospective students must be a member of a family whose parent(s):

  • agree with the doctrinal beliefs statement on the website, and
  • have made a public profession of salvation (We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.(John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; I Peter 1:18-19), and
  • either are members of or in the process of becoming members of a local church with similar doctrinal beliefs.

HBCA is committed to spiritual development as well as academic excellence. Parents that cannot wholeheartedly support the spiritual aspect of our purpose would be better served at other area schools.

A non-refundable application fee of $100 is required for non-HBC members.

The school will conduct 2 fundraiser events per year to help keep costs as low as possible and invest in improvements in our services. We will not have multiple small fundraisers distracting from our primary educational and development purposes. Parents will receive advance notice of events and are encouraged to participate as an act of service to our school community.
Individual classes will take periodic field trips away from the school for learning and service opportunities. There will be advance notice of these trips, along with notice of any additional fees needed. An estimated budget for these opportunities is $60/year.
Each class will have a small supply list, with an estimated additional cost of $30 at the beginning of the school year. As a part of their daily classroom requirements, students in all grades will need to bring an approved iPad or Tablet, and headsets (no earbuds) each day. A locker will be supplied for storage when not in use during the day, and their technology will be sent home with them at the end of the school day.
To promote unity, community and avoid unnecessary distractions, uniforms are required. HBCA will provide access to high quality, low cost uniform options to equip your student. The standard is a khaki style pant (or skirt if preferred for girls) or mid-thigh length khaki short, and polo collared shirt with the HBCA crest. Polos will be available for purchase through the Academy office. The khaki bottoms can be purchased at the store of your choice. Note: several retailers such a Wal-Mart offer a line of school uniform wear, including khaki options. Shoes should be closed toe, comfortable and suitable for physical activity.
The school building will be open and provide supervision at 7:30am, with the school day beginning at 8:00am. The school day will end at 3:00pm, with student pick up between 3:00-3:30. Our staff will endeavor to achieve the highest academic excellence and progress during the day, and minimize homework to allow families evening time to devote to strengthening the family and church community.
After school care is available for an additional charge through the HBC sponsored ministry of Hope 2 Grow. Information about this ministry can be found at Hope 2 Grow.
Students will bring their own lunch/snacks each day. A brief snack break will be provided each morning and afternoon, with a lunch break mid-day. HBCA will provide water during these breaks and as needed throughout the day. Parents will be encouraged to provide simple, healthy, non-refrigerated options that can be eaten without warming.
HBCA will generally follow the academic calendar of Randolph County schools. This includes disruptions for weather related safety, such as snow days. This website will post announcements about closings, and utilize the local TV station announcement system to keep parents informed as quickly as possible.
HBCA will not be able to offer formal competition based academic programs through the school system during the 2019/2020 year. However, organized physical activity will be provided during each school day to allow students the opportunity to be faithful stewards of their bodies as a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19). Students and parents will also be encouraged to participate in “Upward” sports opportunities provided through other area churches. If there is enough interest, we may be able to participate as a team through local recreation leagues. Parents will be kept informed of potential opportunities.
Biblical respect and obedience to authority will be a core part of each student’s spiritual development (1 Peter 2:13-25, Hebrews 13:17). Students will be expected to obey, respect and honor their parents, teachers and administrative authorities. Students that struggle with this requirement will be referred for teaching/admonishment to the school administration. Parents will always be notified at the end of the day for minor events, and notified immediately for more serious events. Parent/family counseling will be available as needed. Students with unrepentant and/or escalating issues will be dismissed from the school.