HCL Academic Standards

Student Writing

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24

Our Primary Focus

At Holy Cross Lutheran School, we strive to teach God’s Word to the next generation. We want to leave a lasting legacy with children to grow the Kingdom of God.

Academic Excellence

While God’s Word is our primary focus, we also strive to be a school with academic excellence. The graduates from HCLS succeed in high school, many taking honor level and college credit classes. Our graduates excel at

  • Trinity Academy
  • East IB
  • Honors Classes in any school

We are not a private school that only accepts high academic achievement students. We value each child of God and help them grow and nurture their God-given talents and gifts. We are a Christ-centered school that does everything to bring glory and honor to God and not ourselves.

The students in grades 3-8 take the state assessments since we are a state accredited school. We do not teach to the test, but simply provide a strong academic experience to set them up for success on state assessments, high school placement tests, honors classes in high school and ACT tests in high school.

  • 9 out of 10 HCLS students receive proficient to exemplary scores on the state reading assessment
  • 8 out of 10 HCLS students receive proficient to exemplary scores on the state math assessment
  • 9 out of 10 HCLS 4th grade and 7th grade students receive proficient to exemplary scores on the state science assessment
  • The algebra students who graduated in May 2015 scored in the top 92% of incoming freshmen at Trinity Academy on the math placement test

What does our Curriculum include?

  • Preschool
    • Centers on the “whole child” with special testing P3, P4, Junior Kindergarten, and Day Care
  • Religion
    • Weekly Chapel
    • Student Led Chapels
    • Scripture Memory
    • Bible Stories / Bible Study
    • Integration of Faith into all subjects
    • Concordia Publishing House Curriculum
  • Language Arts / Reading
    • Phonics and comprehension
    • Grammar
    • Spelling / Vocabulary
    • Literature
    • Writing
    • Oral Language-McGraw Hill
  • Mathematics
    • Numbers
    • Arithmetic
    • Pre-Algebra
    • Algebra
    • Geometry-Curriculum-Saxon Math
  • Social Studies
    • Geography
    • History
    • Citizenship
    • Constitution
    • World and US History
    • Current Events-Curriculum-Houghton Mifflin/Harcourt
  • Science
    • Concepts in Life Science
    • Earth Science
    • Physical Science
    • Experiments
  • Arts
    • Art-Various Media
    • Vocal Music with Music Education
    • Choirs
    • Drama
    • Band-5th-8th
  • Physical Education – Kdg to 8th
  • Extra-curricular Sports-5th-8th grade
    • Volleyball
    • Basketball
    • Soccer
    • Track
  • Foreign Language-Spanish
  • Technology in grades JK – 8th
    • Computer lab outfitted with 26 work stations
    • iPads in K-5
    • Microsoft Surfaces 1:1 in 6th-8th
    • Lego Robotics
  • Special Activities
    • Washington DC trip for 8th grade
    • Field trips
    • Assemblies
    • Wax Museum
    • Science Fair
    • Career Fair
    • Multicultural Fair
    • Ancestry Display
    • Starbase
    • Jog-A-Thon
    • Early Childhood Family Nights
    • Young People’s Concert
    • Servant Events
    • Grandparents Day
    • Lutheran Schools Week
    • Book Fairs
    • Fun Nights
    • PTL sponsored events
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