Heritage Christian School Inc.

Basic Information

Address: 225 Newton Avenue, Bridgeport, WV 26330
County: Harrison
School District: Harrison
Phone Number: 304-842-1740
Fax Number: 304-842-1750
President: Charles Sperry
Principal: Linda Simms
School Type: private Christian PK-12

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Additional Information

Founded: 1996
Organization Affiliation: Association of Christian Schools International
Ages/Grades: Preschool through 12th
School Setting:

Residential

School Schedule: 7 hours
School days in Calendar Year: 180
School Holidays: all standard
Community:

Bridgeport / Clarksburg, WV

School Size: 161
Classroom Size: ~ 15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1 / 9.4
Tuition:

$2442 - $4944 annually

Financial Aid:

available

Departments:

3 and 4 year old preschool; kindergarten, elementary, middle school, high school

Curriculum:

Purposeful Design, ABeka, BJU Press, Shurley English, Praise Hymn, SevenStar, Alpha Omega,

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Computer lab, wifi access, parent portals for grade book/homework access

School Clubs:

Chess, Robotics

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Limited

Uniform Guidelines:

PK - 8th

Admissions Deadline: on-going
Mission Statement:

To prepare students spiritually, scholastically and relationally
for a life of Biblical moral standards,
responsible leadership and service to others.

Philosophy/Belief Statement: The philosophy of Heritage Christian School is based on the Bible as the inspired and the only infallible authoritative Word of God and there is no truth apart from God’s Word. God created all things and sustains all things. Therefore, the universe and man are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him. Because man is a sinner by nature and choice, he can only glorify or know God by choosing God’s free gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ, thereby committing his life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our aim socially is to provide a Christian perspective on the total world view from which will come a balanced personality and proper understanding and acceptance of a person’s role in life at home, at work, at play and at worship – all grounded in the Christian concept of love. This philosophy channels our energies to promote high academic standards while helping the students to achieve skills in creative and critical thinking using the best-integrated curriculum available. The objective of our instructional program is to enable the student to pursue the post-secondary education of his choosing, whether in college, university, or in vocational training areas. Our responsibility for the student encompasses the spiritual, mental, intellectual, physical, social and emotional areas. These are inseparable and through them run the insistent thread of the spiritual. Therefore, it must be our aim to shun the tendency to teach the Bible compartmentally or on the intellectual level alone. It is apparent, then that the types of activities we employ or permit in the classroom or school program will either facilitate or militate against our basic philosophy. The spiritual must permeate all areas, or else we become textbook-oriented rather than student- centered. While the education of children is the responsibility of parents, the school functions as an agent for parents as teachers cooperate closely with them in every phase of the student’s development and both parties seek to cooperate with each other and improve the process of Christian education.
School History: Believing that the community needed a community Christian School and that it would not happen within the confines of their church building, church officials announced that they would be closing Faith Christian Academy in two years. To that end, parents of students attending FCA began meeting in 1994 and over the next two years, laid the groundwork for Heritage Christian School. Heritage Christian School, a 501-C3 nonprofit entity, opened in August 1996 in the former Bridgeport Middle School building which was purchased at auction in the spring of 1996. Heritage Christian, PK-12th, has offered high school classes continually since 2012. Our student body comes from a five county region and represents more than sixty-five local congregations. While the school is an independent school, it is supported financially by several local churches. Heritage Christian School is a member of ACSI and has recently entered into the accreditation process with them. High school live instruction is complimented by online instruction through Alpha Omega Academy and SevenStar Academy, both accredited institutions. All faculty and staff members are born again Christians; curriculum is taught from a Christian world-view.
Programs and Services:

AP, Honors and dual credit classes available for high school
Music, art, physical education classes
Volleyball, girls and boys basketball, track
Ministry activities
Robotics competition
Social Studies Fairs, Science Fairs, Civic Oration, Scripps Howard Spelling Bees,
ACSI Student Activities
Elementary and Middle school musicals
Handbell Choir for middle school
Select Ensemble for 5th- 8th grades

Notes/School Information:

Licensed preschool for three and four-year olds with 2, 3 and 5 day options.
Weekly chapel services
Middle and High School overnight trips
Local, state and regional competitions
Secure facility - doors locked; access granted through door with audio/visual monitoring
Closed campus
One classroom bulding; regulation size gym
180 instructional days divided into four nine week periods
Academic Excellence
Foreign Language available 9th-12th grades.
Website url: www.hcswv.org