Academic Profile

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 

Faculty

Pre-Kindergarten-6th Grade — 172
7th-12th Grades — 247
45 faculty members
9:1 student to faculty ratio


Student Characteristics

Maryland Residents – 83%

Pennsylvania Residents – 14%

Female – 55%  Minority – 12%

International – 3%

 

Student Performance

Average SAT Scores for
the years 2007-2011:  1667

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+
AA-
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
F 0.00- 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%.
Grade Honors Non-weighted Grade Honors Non-weighted
100 5.37 4.37 79 2.75 1.75
99 5.25 4.25 78 2.62 1.62
98 5.12 4.12 77 2.50 1.50
97 5.00 4.00 76 2.37 1.37
96 4.87 3.87 75 2.25 1.25
95 4.75 3.75 74 2.12 1.12
94 4.62 3.62 73 2.00 1.00
93 4.50 3.50 72 1.87 0.87
92 4.37 3.37 71 1.75 0.75
91 4.25 3.25 70 1.62 0.62
90 4.12 3.12 69 1.50 0.50
89 4.00 3.00 68 1.37 0.37
88 3.87 2.87 67 1.25 0.25
87 3.75 2.75 66 1.12 0.12
86 3.62 2.62 65 1.00 0.00
85 3.50 2.50 64 0.87 0.00
84 3.37 2.37 63 0.75 0.00
83 3.25 2.25 62 0.62 0.00
82 3.12 2.12 61 0.50 0.00
81 3.00 2.00 60 0.37 0.00
80 2.87 1.87

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 five years running and finished 2nd in the state in 2009 and 2011.
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

HCS Alumni

An estimated 55% of our over 1100 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