The Hillsboro Christian Academy (HCA), a non-denominational accredited charter school for grades K-12, has moved and is constructing a new elementary building it hopes to have ready to meet its students’ educational needs when school starts after the Highland County Fair.
The HCA has moved to 849 S. High St. (formerly Dunlap Road) on the former site of Brad’s Garden Center.
All school supplies are in storage until the elementary building, coming later this week, is finished and the modulars, to be moved later this summer, are in place.
The current building will be used as a combination chapel, cafeteria, auditorium and gymnasium. The new structure, adjacent to the present building, will house elementary students and staff and the main office while the modular will serve high school needs.
The public has an opportunity to help the school as HCA has a booth both at the Festival of the Bells and the Highland County Fair. The school said appreciates your coming by to support the school.
Donation dinners, used for student scholarships, will continue the second Sunday of each month – July 10 and Aug. 14 – at the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church on the corner of East and Main streets from noon to 1:30 p.m. The menu for July is pulled pork plus all the trimmings; chicken and noodles will be the August fare.
On Sunday, Sept. 11 the favorite grilled fish along with chicken will be served as the HCA hosts an open house from noon to 4 p.m. at the new location in preparation for the opening of school on Sept. 12.
Registration is still open for grades kindergarten and grades 4-12. Connie Sears, the HCA principal, said grades 1-3 are near capacity and that she anticipates those grades being full soon. Call the school for registration questions at 937-393-8422 or 937-393-9090. Summer hours are Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment.
The HCA is enjoying the excitement of being on a new site and looks forward to serving students at its new location across from the Town and Country Garden Center in Hillsboro.
Leone Bihl is a teacher at the Hillsboro Christian Academy.