Admissions

HCA exists to prepare students to be world changers by partnering with families through Christ-centered education and community.

We take our mission very personally and I always love to stop and explain some of the key ideas in our mission.

World Changers

HCA wants to be clear of our goal. We want to honor Christ’s calling to make the world a better place by the way we "love one another.” In this day and age, raising a child to do that well can be difficult. We want to be clear that HCA is not the “little Christian school you send your child to protect them from the world.” We are a school you send your children to so that they can someday change the world.

Partnering with Families

At HCA, we believe that parents are the number one spiritual influence in their child’s life. We also believe that the student’s church should be the second influence in his/her life. At HCA, we are honored that a family would choose us to be third. That being said, we also understand that there are many backgrounds and denominations that attend HCA. We describe this as a multi-denominational community, not simply non-denominational. Because of this, we have decided to “double down” on what is core to the Christian faith (Statement of Faith), and have a culture of grace around what is not core (denominational orthodoxy), as there will be differences in how Christians live out their faith.

Christ-centered Education

We provide a Christ-centered worldview in our curriculum and lessons delivered by teachers who are active believers. Our comprehensive and accredited program includes character development, a college preparatory curriculum, including AP and honors classes, dual enrollment, fine and performing arts, athletics, daily Bible classes, and weekly chapel. 

Community

We believe families that surround students as they grow are just as important as the teachers. The direction and quality of a student’s life are often determined by their friends and influences beyond their families. At the end of the day, we want to partner with families who understand and believe in the same mission.

I invite you to schedule a tour, meet our team, and see why our families and staff love being a part of the Horizon Christian Academy family.

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Admissions Process

Applying is easy. We walk you through every step.

Step 1

Book a Tour

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Step 2

Complete Online Application with application fee ($100)

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You’ll be scheduled for a family interview and student assessment

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Receive Your Admissions Determination Letter

Admissions decisions are determined by the Admissions Committee’s evaluation of several factors: 

  • Completed application, 
  • Current school transcripts

Please ensure that all required information has been submitted to the Admissions Office. A student’s file must be complete before it can be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

  • Evaluations and Interviews.
Step 4
Tuition

A non‐refundable Enrollment Fee of $500 for all students is due upon acceptance. The Enrollment Fee is included as a part of the total tuition and is not an additional fee. The Enrollment Fee cannot be prorated and is non‐refundable. Student Enrollment Fees for returning students are due by April 1st. We cannot guarantee a place for returning students after April 1st without payment.

Kindergarten

$8,500 / Year

  • $8,000 - Tuition
  • $500 - Enrollment Fee

1-5

$11,900 / Year

  • $11,400 - Tuition
  • $500 - Enrollment Fee

6-12

$13,250 / Year

  • $12,750 - Tuition
  • $500 - Enrollment Fee

Senior Fee

$250 / Year

  • Non-Refundable
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New Student Apl. Fee

$100 / Year

  • Non-Refundable
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International Student Fee

$1,750 / Year

  • Non - Refundable
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Academic Screening LVL2

$75 / Year

  • Non - Refundable
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412 Program/Individual

Varies / Year

  • Non-Refundable
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*A non‐refundable Enrollment Fee of $500 for all students is due upon acceptance. The Enrollment Fee is included as a part of the total tuition and is not an additional fee. The Enrollment Fee cannot be prorated and is non‐refundable. Student Enrollment Fees for returning students are due by April 1st. We cannot guarantee a place for returning students after April 1st without payment.

412 Fees (non‐refundable)

Elementary
SMART $2,400
Reading Support $2,100
Math Support $2,100
Resource $3,840
Elementary Monitoring (3rd‐5th) $250
Secondary
Monitoring 1 $750
Monitoring 2 $1,500
Individual Fees (non‐refundable)
Elementary
New Student Application Fee $100
Senior Fee $250
International Student Fee $1,750
International ESL Resource Fee $1,500
Academic Screening (Level 2) $75

Tuition costs include textbooks, non‐athletic and fine arts activity fees, yearbook, and a student photo package. There are additional costs for uniforms, athletics, and an optional lunch program. We also ask that families prayerfully consider participating in our Annual Fund.

Discounts to Tuition
Pre‐payment Discount Program

A discount is offered for those wishing to prepay the full year’s tuition in advance.

  • A 6% tuition discount (excludes Enrollment Fee & other Fees) is offered if paid on or before February 28th.
  • A 5% tuition discount (excludes Enrollment Fee & other Fees) is offered if paid on or before March 31st.
  • A 4% tuition discount (excludes Enrollment Fee & other Fees) is offered if paid on or before April 30th.
  • A 3% tuition discount (excludes Enrollment Fee & other Fees) is offered if paid on or before July 31st.
  • A 3% tuition discount (excludes Enrollment Fee & other Fees) is offered to new families to HCA if paid within a week of acceptance if after July 31st.
Early Commitment Discount

By paying your Enrollment Fee ($500 per student) in full before April 1st, you can “lock‐in” the current year’s tuition for the next year, avoiding the tuition increase for the next year. The Early Commitment Discount is designed to reward families who enroll or reenroll before April 1st, thereby helping the school administration plan for our next school year.

2021‐2022 Tuition for 1st‐5th Grade students: $10,850 ($10,350 + $500 Enrollment Fee)
2021‐2022 Tuition for Secondary students: $12,200 ($11,700 + $500 Enrollment Fee)

Discounts To Tuition
  • 6% pre-payment discount (on remaining tuition balance after the Enrollment Fee is paid) for payment in full by February 28th.
  • 5% pre-payment discount (on remaining tuition balance after the Enrollment Fee is paid) for payment in full by March 31st.
  • 4% pre-payment discount (on remaining tuition balance after the Enrollment Fee is paid) for payment in full by April 30th.
  • 3% pre-payment discount (on remaining tuition balance after the Enrollment Fee is paid) for payment in full by July 31st.
  • 2% pre-payment discount (on remaining tuition balance after the Enrollment Fee is paid) for payment in full after August 1st.
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Church Leader Discount

There is a 25% discount on tuition (excluding Enrollment Fee and other fees) for all full‐time Pastors. An application for pastoral discount must be submitted at time of acceptance.

Financial Aid

Through GaSSO and other outlets of receiving financial resources, Horizon Christian Academy is able to provide financial aid to HCA families. The HCA Scholarship Committee gives preferences to families in need of financial aid and decides additional awards based on merit and other considerations. The Financial Aid season runs January‐March prior to the upcoming school year. Families are encouraged to register for financial aid through FAST (Financial Aid for Student Tuition) resources. A link to the FAST website can be found on HCA’s website www.hcaga.org. No financial assistance is awarded unless a family has first applied through FAST. If the award is not accepted along with payment of the Enrollment Fee within a stated deadline, the proposed award will be distributed to other eligible families.

Horizon Christian Academy Payment Policies

You may choose either a one‐time payment or 10 monthly payments from May through February. Monthly tuition payments must use our automatic tuition management system (FACTS). Automatic payments can be made from a checking or savings account or from select credit cards. A transaction fee will be charged on credit card payments.

Application Fees, Enrollment Fees and International Fees are non‐refundable. 412 Program Fees and Senior Fees are non‐refundable after commencement of classes.

Georgia Special Needs Recipients

An estimated credit for expected Georgia Special Needs (GSN) Scholarship payments will be credited to your account based on 90% of the most current Special Needs Scholarship Award Sheet available when the Enrollment form is issued. The credit will be adjusted based on actual GSN scholarship payments received. The family is responsible for any balance.

Multi-Child

Child 1: Pays full tuition
Child 2: 12% tuition discount (excluding the Enrollment Fee & other fees)
Child 3 or more: 25% tuition discount (excluding the Enrollment Fee & other fees)

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