Quality curriculum is the core of a comprehensive K-8 education. At HCS, students receive instruction in the foundational courses of reading, language arts, and math. Alongside those foundational courses, HCS completes its well-rounded curriculum with studies in Bible, science, social studies/history, physical education, art, computer education, music, and Spanish. Believing that our world belongs to God, each sphere of study is taught so that students recognize and can begin to articulate how they are becoming agents of change in God’s Kingdom on earth.
Teachers and administration at HCS consistently evaluate textbooks and current educational materials to provide students the best possible resources to achieve a well-rounded education. Lower elementary grades have access to a computer lab, and each K-8 classroom is equipped with computer technology for teacher and student interaction. Junior high students are provided with Chromebooks where they conduct research and also complete assignments in a virtual classroom set up by the teacher. Student academic growth and progress are assessed each year using the MAP assessment (Measures of Academic Progress).
Service and giving: Gleanings for the Hungry, Salvation Army, World Renew
Field trips: Fresno-Chaffe Zoo, dairy farm, pumpkin patch, Mooney Grove, Farm Day, coastal tide pools, Cat Haven, Hanford Public Library, Washington, D.C., Sacramento State Capitol, Monterey Aquarium
Academic enhancement: Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Math Olympics, Science Fair, Outdoor Education
Athletic Competition: 5-8 volleyball, football, soccer, basketball, track, softball (also intramurals throughout the year)
Christian Education Week
Music performances: vocal and 5-8 band
All teachers are professing Christians who currently hold and maintain a valid teaching certificate. The faculty as a whole teaches from a Christian worldview that the world belongs to God.