3260 6th Street Drive NW | Hickory, NC 28601 828-324-5405

Making An Impact Outside The Classroom

It’s critical that HCA students learn that serving others is a way to serve God. Our students have participated and served in external service projects and programs such as:


  • Outreach with the Boys & Girls Club of the Salvation Army
  • Providing clothing, food, toys & other items as Christmas gifts to area families in need
  • Serving in the soup kitchen
  • Shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse in their NC distribution center
  • Spending time with residents in local nursing and retirement homes
  • Collecting used eye glasses for people in need
  • Jump Rope for the Heart and Hoops for the Heart with the American Heart Association
  • Angel Tree projects
  • Hurricane relief collections and distributions



Every year HCA seniors take a mission trip to serve for a week in Puerto Rico


HCA has supported and/or partnered with other organizations in the Hickory area including:

  • Cooperative Christian Outreach Ministry (CCOM)
  • Pregnancy Care Center of Hickory
  • Safe Harbor Women’s Shelter
  • The Hickory Soup Kitchen
  • Spring Arbor Retirement Center
  • World Vision
  • Compassion International
  • Sipe’s Orchard Home


There is more to learning than sitting in a classroom.

Grammar Students Traditions

Apple Hill Orchard, Morganton

Johnny Appleseed Day

Lazy 5 Ranch, Mooresville

Catawba Science Center

NC Zoo

Emerald Hollow Gem Mine

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Biltmore Estate, Asheville

Colonial Williamsburg

Middle School Traditions

A Christmas Carol, Hanesbrands Theater

USS Yorktown, Charleston

Atlanta, Georgia

High School Traditions

High School Retreat

Washington, DC