Academics

 

Academics at Harford Christian

History

With a 100% biblical worldview, Harford Christian School’s devoted and expert teachers and staff approach the task of Christian education with joyful sobriety.  We have enjoyed an excellent academic reputation since the school’s founding in 1966 and students continue to excel.  The entire scope and sequence of the curriculum from kindergarten through twelfth grade culminates a broad and diverse high school offering of courses in English, math, science, computer, Bible and foreign language.

Enrollment 

 
Pre-Kindergarten-6th Grade — 138
7th-12th Grades — 180
 
  

 

Faculty

30 faculty members, 9:1 student to faculty ratio

Student Characteristics

Female – 55%

Maryland Residents – 80%

International – 5%

 

 

Student Performance

Average SAT Scores :  1656

Grades 1-8 all achieved above-average rankings nationally on the Iowa
Assessments in 2016.

Approximately 70% of students statewide take the SAT. Since HCS requires all student to take the test, our SAT average is based on our top 70% of students.
*All seniors are required to take the SAT

 

Grading Scales

Grade Scale Conversion

A+
A
A-
98.50 – 100.00
93.50 – 98.49
91.50- 93.49
D+
D
D-
71.50- 73.49
66.50- 71.49
64.50- 66.49
B+
B
B-
89.50- 91.49
84.50- 89.49
82.50- 84.49
F0.00- 64.50
C+
C
C-
80.50- 82.49
75.50- 80.49
73.50- 75.49
 
Our Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated on a weighted gradient scale. Courses marked with an “H” on the transcript are honors courses and are weighted.
Our lowest passing mark is 64.5%.
GradeHonorsNon-weightedGradeHonorsNon-weighted
1005.374.37792.751.75
995.254.25782.621.62
985.124.12772.501.50
975.004.00762.371.37
964.873.87752.251.25
954.753.75742.121.12
944.623.62732.001.00
934.503.50721.870.87
924.373.37711.750.75
914.253.25701.620.62
904.123.12691.500.50
894.003.00681.370.37
883.872.87671.250.25
873.752.75661.120.12
863.622.62651.000.00
853.502.50640.870.00
843.372.37630.750.00
833.252.25620.620.00
823.122.12610.500.00
813.002.00600.370.00
802.871.87   
 

 

Academic Program

 

Honors Courses

 
Pre-Calculus
Physics
Spanish III
Chemistry II
German IV
Environmental Science
Calculus
Biology II
Spanish IV
German III
Physiology

Science Electives

 
Biology II
Chemistry II
Environmental Science
Physics
Physiology
*The HCS Envirothon Team has won the Harford County Envirothon 10 years running and finished 2nd in the state in 2009 and 2011. In 2012 Harford Christian won the state championship and placed 7th in the nationals.

Foreign Language Department

4-year programs in German and Spanish 
*Since 2003, 20% of HCS German-language students have scored at or above the 90th percentile on the AATG National German Exam.

Fine Arts

 
Band
Chorus
Art I
Bell Choir
Dramatic Production
Art II (Advanced)
Piano Pedagogy

HCS Alumni

 
An estimated 55% of our over 1200 graduates enter a 4-year degree program. 35% enter community college and 10% enter the workforce or military.
  

Serving Baltimore, Cecil & Harford County, Maryland as well as Southern Pennsylvania