Upper Forms

(grades 9-12)



Please note that the topics of our High School 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 as well, with slight modification, 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.

Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance Course for Teens 

(.5 credit - Math or Elective/Personal Finance)

A Nationally recognized, Biblically based money management course for teens.

Additional work outside of class expected and required for high school Math credit.

Chemistry (with labs) 

(2 credits - Science) 

Students will take part in a 3-part Chemistry course, including labs. 

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

Brush drawing (watercolor lessons), Nature Walks + Nature Journaling 

(.5 credit - Fine Arts)

Students will learn the intricacies of brush drawing (drawing with watercolors) and after their technical lessons, they will go outside for nature walks and observations and utilize their brush drawing lesson in recording their finding through art in their nature journal. 


(2 credits)

Students will study the events of the Revolutionary War period by reading source documents, biographies and more.  


(.5 credit - Language Arts/Elective)

Students will study poetry anthologies as well as the lives of three poets over the course of the year. 


(2 credits - Language Arts)

Students will gain understanding in writing style and voice and will learn the structure and form of an essay, the technique for developing a thesis, how to refine their writing structure, and they will craft a final term paper.  


Current Events 

(.5 credit - Elective)

 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. 

Discovering Doctrine: A Personal Bible Study 

(1 credit - Elective)

 The Discovering Doctrine program is an apologetics course developed by award winning author and publisher Sonya Schafer, and it will walk  each student through what the Bible says about 10 key Biblical principles: the Bible, God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit, Man, Sin, Salvation, Angels, The Church, and Future Events.  This study does not tell you what to believe or what the author of the study believes; it points you to Scripture and helps you discover what the Bible says you should believe.



Before registering, please note:

  • High School Classes are only offered on Wednesdays ONLY 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 Chemistry ($100).  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 to 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 is expected and required for high school credit in every course.

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




Updated November 2021