HILLCREST CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL
95% of HCS Graduates Accepted into the College or University of their Choice
Fully Accredited Education by ACSI & WASC, 1-4 years Above National Norms
Rigorous Academic Program & Academic Competitions
College Preparatory and Honors/Advanced Placement Courses
Online/Distance Learning & Dual Credits Offered
International Program & Educational Trips
“Hillcrest grew me academically, athletically, and most importantly, spiritually. I was fully prepared for my undergraduate studies, as well as graduate studies, from what I was taught here. Hillcrest helped shape me into the person I am today.” – Alumni
“My son graduated from Hillcrest completely prepared academically for college and had no trouble transitioning from a smaller school to a campus of 20,000 students.” – Parent
“Academics are top notch. Our graduate received multiple college acceptances and scholarship offers.” – Parent
Biblical Integration in all courses of study
Weekly Chapels with Worship & Teaching
Spirit Week & Service Projects
Secondary Worship Band & Choir
High School Retreat, Mission Trips & Small Discipleship Groups
Intense Focus on Christian Character & Leadership
Bible Curriculum: Systematic Theology & the Life of Christ
“Hillcrest has been a family to me for the last twelve years. The teachers have invested in me spiritually more than anyone else in my life. I would not be where I am today in my walk with God without the wonderful men and women of God that work at school.” – Alumni
Competitive Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Cross Country, Golf
Robotics, Computer & Technology Program
Theater Arts, Set Design, Visual Arts, Film, Home Economics, Cheerleading
National Honor Society, Associated Student Body (ASB), & Spiritual Leadership
High School Retreat & Senior Costa Rica Trip
Homecoming Dance, Prom, Rallies, Senior Events
“Hillcrest has a great sports program offering football, basketball, football, volleyball, track, cross country, cheer. Our kids have been involved with all of the above extra-curricular activities as well as ASB, honors society, yearbook, drama and robotics. Hillcrest has helped them to have a well rounded, happy, and confident start.” – Parent
“The athletic program is excellent with multiple championships across the board. Christian character development is a main priority.” – Parent
Hillcrest Christian High School is committed to offering a rigorous academic program taught by dedicated Christian teachers intent on preparing students for the academic and spiritual challenges of college life. In addition to a strong academic foundation, HIllcrest strives to teach students to be independent thinkers who make decisions based on the truth of God’s word versus cultural norms, to lead by example, and ultimately to fulfill God’s plan for his or her life.
Spiritually, Hillcrest strives to give students varied experiences and opportunities to grow in their faith. A broad range of Bible classes, weekly chapel services with outstanding speakers, an annual high school retreat, regular small group discussions led by a teacher/mentor, a spiritual life director available to meet with students, and summer mission trips help students grow and mature in their relationship with God. All subjects are taught from a Biblical worldview, helping students to understand the breadth of God’s influence on our world and to view all of life through the lens of Biblical truth.
Hillcrest has courses at both the college preparatory and Honors/Advanced Placement levels to meet the individual academic needs of the student. Our CP program meets minimum entrance requirements at most colleges and universities; the honors and AP classes offer an additional challenge to students who have demonstrated exceptional academic promise. All core academic courses are listed on the UC A-G and NCAA approved course lists. The academic success of our graduates is evident in the wide variety of college acceptances and scholarship offerings received by our seniors every year. Guiding students in their evaluation of colleges that are the right fit for them academically and environmentally is equally important. HCS alumni frequently report back that they were well prepared for the rigors of college and have chosen well. Click the “Graduation Success” tab for a list of colleges where Hillcrest graduates have been accepted.
Our course offerings include a complete range of core academic subjects plus four years of Bible and electives such as art, drama, film, computer, robotics, worship band, and yearbook. Our average student: teacher ratio in the high school classes is 14:1. The National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, and Associated Student Body provide additional opportunities for students to grow in leadership, serve others, and make a difference. In addition, we offer an accredited Independent Study Program that gives home-school students an opportunity to participate in higher-level academic classes, electives, and/or extracurricular programs.