We have a National Merit Finalist! Congratulations to senior Austin Perryman.
Praised for his academic performance and dedication to excellence, Austin was named a Finalist for the 2017 National Merit Scholarship. His abilities, skills, leadership, and accomplishments will be considered as they make final selections for all winners.
The path to becoming a finalist began in junior year when he, along with about 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools, took the PSAT. The highest-scoring students in each state became part of the nationwide pool of semifinalists, which represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors. Austin was notified in the fall that he was a semifinalist.
Semifinalists submit a detailed application focused on a student’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, leadership abilities, employment, honors and awards. The students also must write an essay, submit letters of recommendation, and earn SAT scores that confirm their PSAT performance.
Beginning in August 2015, High Point Christian Academy invested in its future as the Administrative Team and Mr. Keith Curlee analyzed our current strengths and challenges and began to chart a course of action that would equip and prepare us for the next decade — the year 2020 and beyond. They gathered feedback and valuable information from our faculty, our Board members, a number of parents, and even our students, as they considered every perspective and stakeholder in the process. This strategic analysis resulted in the 20/20 Vision, with its initiatives providing four major broad purposes over the next four years.
Now, more than ever, our families and our world need exceptional resources to help train the future leaders who will make a bold impact for the kingdom of Christ. Our current and future emphasis on Kingdom Education, on strengthening curriculum and instruction, on the development of our facilities, and on our financial stability and stewardship will help us to better equip this rising generation to develop their potential and live meaningful, intentional lives.
Please keep in mind a healthy strategic plan is dynamic — meaning it is part of a planning and learning culture at HPCA, subject to ongoing assessment and improvement. Likewise, a strategic plan is only as successful as the people behind it. Unified in purpose, it will take our collective prayers, wisdom, and resources to lead the HPCA school family into the year 2020, seeking to be a blessing to God and to our community.
Students in four-year-old preschool through fifth grade performed “Special Delivery, Wrapped in the Father’s Love” in front of a packed house.
Over 2,000 years ago, a miracle is about to take place in Bethlehem. Meanwhile in heaven, angels in training anxiously await their divine appointments to take part in Christ’s birth. This Christmas, the students encouraged us to relive the story of His coming from a heavenly perspective. This musical shared the excitement of Jesus’ arrival and finally the hope of His return.
HPCA participated with schools across the world this week in Hour of Code. This is one of the biggest education events as schools around the world set aside time for students to learn about computer coding.
Mrs. Daniels hosted an Hour of Code event in the media center for high school students and Mrs. Henry facilitated coding opportunities during Technology Class in grades K-8.
After winning the state championship at Division III last year, the Cougars were moved to a higher level this year. They cruised through the season going 7-1, and was seeded #1 for the NCISAA Division II State Playoffs. They defeated N. Raleigh Christian 49-0 in the first round and defeated Cannon School 25-0 in the semi-finals. The Cougars faced #2 seed Christ School from Asheville in the championship game on our home field. They scored early and won 16-6 earning another state title.