High School (9-12)
In grades 9-12 students are required to earn twenty-four credits for graduation. This includes four years of English, three years of mathematics, three years of science, three-and-a-half years of social studies, two years of world language, and two-and-a-half years of elective credits. Semester requirements exist in Bible, physical education, and visual and performing arts.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in all of the core classes, such as AP Language and Composition 11, AP Literature and Composition 12, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Physics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP World History, and AP US History.
Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in dozens of elective courses, including Basic Art, Advanced Drawing and Painting, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Photoshop, Documentary Filmmaking, Band, Theater Production, Choir, AP Music Theory, Journalism, and more.
Christian values are presented throughout the year through weekly chapels, homeroom devotions and in class. Chapel services serve as an integral part of the curriculum, and all pupils study the Bible. While our Christian commitment, as an institution, is to share the gospel of Christ, a relationship with Christ is encouraged, but not mandatory. The Christian ministries department helps students, faculty and parents with their spiritual concerns.
"What makes HBA special is the size. It’s big enough where the kids can be competitive in sports, but it’s small enough where if the kids work hard enough they can all participate in a sport. And for me, sports is huge. It really taught me a lot of life lessons and kept me out of trouble."
- Darren Wada '87