Upper Forms

(grades 9-12)




Collective Course Offerings

and NEW Electives Courses!


Please note that the topics of our High School Collectives Courses are aimed at students in grades 9 and 10.

Because we use living books (in lieu of traditional textbooks) as well as source and original documents, the materials are appropriate for grades 11 + 12 and we are more than willing to accept students in those grades.  However, we highly encourage homeschooled Juniors and Seniors to explore dual credit courses, and therefore what we offer at HCA may not meet transcript requirements for your child.  


If you have any questions regarding our courses, transcript preparation or dual enrollment information,

please contact our office prior to enrollment in HCA.


HIGH SCHOOL COLLECTIVE | Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-3pm

Biology (with labs) (2 credits) 

Students will participate in a 3-part Biology course, including labs. 

There will be outside assignments including book work, reading and reports.

History  (2 credits)

Students will study the events of the Modern Age by reading source documents, biographies and more.  

Literature (2 credits)

Students will study famous works of literature, pertaining specifically to their study of Modern History and will discuss,
analyze and write on the topics that they encounter.

The Biblical Feasts (1 credit)

 This course covers the historical, Biblical and prophetic themes in the seven Biblical Feasts as outlined in Leviticus (Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost (Shavuot), Yom TeRuah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot.  

Plutarch (Citizenship) (1 credit)

 Students will study the lives of 3 famous Ancient Roman and Greek Leaders (one per term),

their role in the development of modern government and citizenship.

Geography (1 credit)

 Students will study the geography of Europe, Africa and Asia, learning to draw each continent free-hand

and from memory, as well a countries and capitals and studying the cultures, religions and ways of life in each region.


NEW! FRIDAY ELECTIVES | Fridays, 9am-12pm


Current Events (.5 Credit)

 Students will chart and chronicle current events going on throughout our nation and the world and will gain a working knowledge of current political and social news within the context of a Christian worldview and framework. 

Art Appreciation (.5 credit)

Students will study the lives, methods and historical impact of 3 famous artists (one per term)

as well as 8 works of art by these individuals. 

Pottery and Ceramics (1 credit)

This course will cover the basics of clay modeling and pottery making.  

Health and Nutrition (1 credit)

This course will focus on the research done by Dr. Weston A. Price and Nutritionist Sally Fallon and will cover health and wellness principles as well as basic cooking and food preparation skills. 

Before registering, please note:

  • High School Collective Classes are offered on Monday and Wednesdays from 9am-3pm.

  • Tuition prices cover all courses and instruction. However, it does not cover any other needed books and art supplies, or the lab fee for Biology.  A complete book and supply list will be provided to you once your registration and enrollment is verified. Books sets will be available for purchase in the Spring or you are welcome o obtain the book list and purchase them on your own.

  • All classes will be taught using the Charlotte Mason method of education.  Students will use only living texts (in lieu of traditional text books) and utilize public speaking and presentations as well as written narrations and reports as the core of their educational work.

  • Classes are open to 9th-12th graders.  Although learning takes place collectively (across several grades), your own child's age and grade will determine the extent of, and the expectations placed on their work. 

  • There are no prerequisites to any of our courses.

  • Registration is non-refundable except in the case of low enrollment.  If we do not have enough students registered to offer the course, then all registration fees are returned to you.

  • Each class offered may be counted for high school credit (varying amounts, which is explained and coordinated at your orientation meeting).  Your child's instructor will work with you to recommend a grade and assist in recording their credits earned upon completion. Additional work outside of class expected and required for high school credit in every course.

  • Friday Elective Courses are OPTIONAL and incur a separate tuition cost.  Please note that you DO NOT need to attend HCA's High School Collective Courses to enroll in the Friday Electives Courses.  However HCA high school students enrolled in the Monday/Wednesday courses will receive a discount on the Friday program.  Please see our tuition page for more information!

Parents of HCA students are also offered curricula assistance, highschool transcript reporting assistance and more!




Updated November 2020

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Heritage Christian Academy

(located on the campus

of Bethel University)

1001 Bethel Circle

Mishawaka, IN 46545

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