The mission of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy is to equip students in a Christ-centered, Bible-based environment for a life of significance.
The staff at Hillcrest Lutheran Academy is dedicated to providing students with the highest quality, Christian education available anywhere at the junior and senior high school level. A liberal arts curriculum with the Bible as it's cornerstone, provides a comprehensive educational program that is unique and challenging. Students are provided experiences for learning in a wide variety of areas, preparing them for the rigors of university life. The school program is well-balanced with strong academic structure for all students, regardless of their individual educational abilities and a dormitory environment that many students would say is second to none. The academic program offers three educational paths: advanced level honors program with advanced placement as its nucleus; a college preparatory program; and a program for students needing help in specific skill areas. In each instance students receive the care and attention they need to succeed in the classroom built upon the spiritual foundation needed to integrate their faith into their future goals.
As our world grows smaller and becomes increasingly diverse, there is a greater need than ever to be able to understand, communicate, and work with countries and cultures different from our own. At Hillcrest students attend class and dorm with students from Europe, Asia, and South America as well as many from around the country. We are providing our students with an international education to prepare them for their most productive work years in the 21st century. In addition to broadening our students' concern for the world with its diverse peoples and cultures, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy provides the setting and atmosphere where every individual in our student body and staff enjoys a sense of community and belonging -- the feeling of being valued and treated fairly by all.
A. To give every student a sound foundation in the Word of God. We believe that in the teaching of the Christian faith, we must recognize the admonition of scripture: "Test everything; hold fast to what is good." (1 Thes. 5:21). Therefore, we encourage students to think with as much integrity and rigor in matters of faith as in other academic disciplines.
B. To challenge every student to perform at their highest level.
C. To encourage students in their private lives to actively use their talents and abilities in spreading the gospel and furthering the work of the kingdom of God.
D. To provide quality Christian education that engages the heart and mind.
Moral & Ethical Standards
One of the objectives of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy is to foster a mature and intelligent respect for and an adherence to accepted moral and ethical standards. It is essential that all Hillcrest Lutheran Academy students understand that in addition to the following guidelines governing behavior at HLA, the local, state and federal laws of the land are to be obeyed.