Academics

Academics

Student Services

Student Services at Hebron Christian Academy believes that all students are uniquely different and have the right to a safe, supportive school environment in which they feel valued, respected, and understood. Our programs are designed to enrich their academic experience as well as to emphasize positive character development. Through a partnership with teachers, administrators, and parents, we strive to achieve overall excellence that will enable our students to succeed and become exemplary leaders.

School Counseling

  • Kierra Culpeper

    M.Ed.NCC, Director of Student Services
    Ms.Culpeper is from Northern Virginia. She is a nationally certified counselor, a licensed school counselor. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Liberty University. She has over twelve years of experience in the mental health field and has worked extensively with students in grades K-12 and their families in various capacities throughout her career.
  • DiAndrea Brown

    M.Ed., School Counselor
    Originally from New York City, Ms.Brown spent eight years living in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she attended Liberty University as an Undergraduate and Graduate student. Through her experiences, she has had the pleasure of working with many middle school students. She is also the DIY Club sponsor for the upper school.
As school counselors at Hebron Christian Academy, we believe in utilizing a holistic approach when working with students that addresses their needs academically, personally, socially, and spiritually to maximize their potential for growth through our developmentally-driven, comprehensive counseling program.
Our program emphasizes the importance of positive character development and maintaining a healthy school climate in which every student feels safe and supported. Through partnering with teachers, administrators, parents, and our local community, we strive to help all students achieve academic excellence, personal success, and the ability to become exemplary leaders.

Health Services

Services We Offer

  • The nurse will work with students, families, and school staff to ensure that all children are successful in school by arriving well-rested, well-fed, and ready to learn.
  • The nurse will also make sure that students have received their required screenings, are compliant and up-to date with immunizations, and have required individual health plans in place (IHPs). She also ensures that school staff are trained on the essential individual needs of students with chronic health conditions.
  • The nurse will help provide and support a positive, safe school climate, provide direct nursing care, and administer medication to students as needed.

Meet the Nurse:

  • Michelle Newell

    Michelle Newell, RN, BSN. Michelle Newell attended Pensacola Christian College in Florida, where she received her BSN. She later went on to become an RN in the state of Georgia. Nurse Newell has extensive experience in various areas of healthcare, staff development, and educational services. She has a passion for working with youth, and recently completed a mission trip to Uganda, where she worked with several youths and their families.
The student health services department is committed to assuring a safe and healthy environment for all our students. We currently have a dedicated registered nurse on staff that is an expert in working with kids of all ages.

Academic Support Program

Academic Support Program

The Academic Support Program for all grade levels relies on a collaborative partnership model requiring support from the school, the parents, and the students. Our program serves students diagnosed with conditions that impact their ability to learn in the classroom.
Students in grades Pre-K - 2nd may be admitted to the program without an educational psychological evaluation, based on academic performance and teacher recommendations. Students must have a formal educational psychological evaluation completed before 3rd grade to continue receiving academic accommodations.

Academic Support Program Information and Requirements

  • Jill Stephens

    Jill Stephens services support plans for our students with qualified learning difficulties. She works closely with our parents, students, and teachers in the creation and maintenance of our academic support plans, and she ensures that they are administered in a way that effectively meets the students' needs within the classroom. She also oversees our peer tutoring program, which is designed to help our students achieve greater academic success by receiving help from fellow classmates. Ms. Stephens received her B.S in Business Management with a minor in Spanish from Berry College. While in college, she also worked with students with dyslexia and ADHD. She is a Hebron parent to three boys, ages eleven to nineteen.
  • Jenny Stancel

    M.Ed., Learning Support Specialist
    Mrs. Stancel has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education and a Master’s degree in Special Education. She has been teaching since 2009 and has been part of HCA since 2013. She is a Hebron parent of two children. She enjoys working with students, teachers, and parents to help our students grow academically and find success in the classroom through remediation and learning supports.
Hebron Christian Academy does accept Georgia Special Needs school funding (SB10). These funds are applied to meet accommodation costs. Any remaining funds will be applied to student tuition expenses.

If academic accommodations are provided, the following fees will apply in addition to regular tuition:

List of 2 items.

  • General Education Accommodation Plan - $500.00

    *Extended time for quizzes and tests with a faculty/staff member
    *Maintaining a Student Support Plan throughout the school year
    *Organizational help
  • General Education Accommodation Plan + Read-Aloud Services - $1,500.00

    *Tests and quizzes will be read aloud to the student by a faculty/staff member
    *Maintaining Student Support Plan throughout the school year
    *Organizational help
    *Provide a quiet space for testing

Grades K4-5

For elementary students, early intervention pull-out sessions are provided for reading, math, and writing, with our learning specialists that are designed to equip them with the important skills necessary for demonstrating grade level competency in the regular classroom setting.
  • Reading Instruction

    With reading instruction, we focus on improving phonetics, reading fluency, and reading comprehension. The Orton-Gillingham approach is utilized to remediate phonics skills. This can be provided in pull-out segments or by pushing into the classroom during phonics instruction time. Reading with students one-on-one or in a small group, both inside and outside the classroom, is also utilized to help them improve their reading fluency.
  • Math Instruction

    For math instruction, we push into the regular math class to be of support to students who may need some extra help. Per their accommodation plan requirements, students may also be offered a quiet space for additional pull-out instruction and/or extended time to complete their math tests. Reading aloud of math word problems is provided as well. With the use of manipulatives and a variety of strategies, we utilize hands-on opportunities to provide students with the tools they need to problem solve in a way that makes the most sense to them.
  • Morning Procedures

    EDP morning hours begin at 7:00am until the school day begins.
    Parents should park and bring their student(s) to the EDP building to sign them in.
    Curb side drop-off is not permitted.
    There are no scheduled activities during morning hours. Students may complete homework, read, or eat breakfast which they bring from home.
  • Writing

    Formal handwriting assessments are provided based upon the results of handwriting samples. Students who would benefit from handwriting intervention to improve the legibility of their handwriting are selected to participate in small group pull-out sessions for additional instruction. The Handwriting Without Tears program is utilized during these small groups as a hands-on, engaging approach to improving the sequence, size, and orientation of letters and numbers as well as spacing and line proximity.

Grades 6-8

For middle school students, we do not offer small group pull-out sessions, co-taught or resource classes. Students are supported in a regular classroom setting and must demonstrate an ability to function well in a fast-paced environment. The middle school program is not designed for students with social or behavior deficits, or who require lower student/teacher ratios, a slower pace, or modified curriculum. Students are provided with standard classroom accommodations such as preferential seating, use of a calculator/computer, use of spell-check/grammar check, etc. Students also have the option to test in a quiet space and receive extended time and/or have tests read aloud if it is a support recommendation on their educational psychological evaluation.
  • Connections Class

    Our connections class is available for middle school students with learning plans and is designed to provide them individualized attention and support on class assignments from the classroom teacher and our learning specialist. Students are also taught helpful study and organizational skills that serve as tools they can utilize as they prepare to go on to high school. All 6th graders with learning plans are required to take this class in place of an elective for at least the first semester. The class is designed to assist with the transition into middle school and to provide students necessary tools they will need to build a strong foundation for academic success.

Grades 9-12

For high school students, we do not offer small group pull-out sessions, co-taught or resource classes. Students are supported in a regular classroom setting and must demonstrate the ability to function well in a fast-paced environment. The high school program is not designed for students with social or behavior deficits, or who require lower student/teacher ratios, a slower pace, or modified curriculum. Students are provided with standard classroom accommodations such as preferential seating, use of a calculator/computer, use of spell-check/grammar check, etc. Students also have the option to test in a quiet space and receive extended time and/or have tests read aloud if it is a support recommendation on their educational psychological evaluation.
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