2018-2019 New Student Information
*Click here to sign your 2018 - 2019 student contract*
All accepted students, please join us for The Big Event! This is an exciting evening to celebrate your acceptance to Houston Christian. Food, fun, entertainment fills this evening as you get to meet new people and take a look at the fun side of HC!
March 28th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Register the whole family here!
- HC required Computer and Calculator
- Printer at home
- Appropriate textbook(s)
- One 2.5 or 3 inch binder
- 7 pocketed divider tabs (our favorite are the Avery Big Tab Insertable Two-Pocket Plastic Dividers with 8 multi-colored tabs – product number 11907)
- 3-ring punch (kind that fits inside a 3-ring binder)
- Loose-leaf paper (college or regular rule)
- 2 Composition Notebooks (You will need 3 if you are in Spanish 1)
- Highlighters (multiple colors)
- Blue or black pens
- Red grading pen
- Daily Planner – All students are required to keep a written (HARD COPY) daily planner. Best options are those with a weekly and monthly view.
Students MUST come prepared to EACH class with writing utensils and paper for taking notes.
Class Specific Supplies:
Teachers will distribute a list of other required supplies for their specific course on the first day of class.
9th grade course selection will be April 16th at 4:30 & 6:30. Please plan to attend one of these sessions. No need to register.
Please review 9th grade electives and the four-year plan prior to April 16th.
Placement testing will be 9:00 am on April 21st with Foreign Language being first. Math testing will begin at 10:30 am. Students will have 60 minutes for foreign language and 90 minutes of math.
As a reminder, any student wishing to take a course beyond Algebra 1 (including Pre-AP Algebra 1) must take the math placement test. We are making a change in testing for Spanish this year: Any student who previously took Spanish and plans to continue at HC must take the placement exam, even if they plan to start in Spanish 1. The Foreign Language would like a base-line on all Spanish students.
Please contact the HC Counseling office at 713-580-6099 if you have any questions.
Course Selection: Please contact the HC Counseling office at 713-580-6099 to schedule an appointment. It is helpful to do this before summer begins as there is summer reading for several courses.
Placement Testing: If you are interested in placing into a Pre-AP or AP level math course, please join the April 21st math placement testing at 10:30 AM Please arrive at least 15 minutes before testing begins and enter campus through Looper Hall. No need to register.
All students, please click here to access your course selection worksheet and preview course offerings.
After enrollment, all transfer students MUST submit a transcript release form to their current school upon completion of the second semester.
Transfer student orientation will be August 17th from 9:00 am-2:00 pm in the Livingston Learning Commons. Please bring your laptop.
Laptop Order form and pickup dates and times will be forthcoming.
When summer reading assignments for freshmen and transfer students are available, they can be assessed here.
All tryout information is located here.
All new students and students participating in athletics at Houston Christian are required to have a yearly physical. HC offers the opportunity for a physical on campus (Metro Gym). The cost is $25. Checks, made payable to HC, and cash are accepted. Date will be forthcoming.
Freshman auditions for both the HC Theatreworks 2018-2019 Fall Show and Winter Musical are on May 12th, 10am-1pm in the HC black box. Please prepare a short monologue for the fall show and/or a Broadway song for the musical. Accompanist or audio outlet will be available. Wear comfortable clothing. You might be asked to try some simple choreography. For questions regarding Fall Show or Winter Musical, please contact Bobby Linhart at blinhart@houstonchristian.
Silver Spurs Drill Team & Doxa Repertory Dance Information Meeting will be April 10th at 5:00 pm in the Dining Commons.
Doxa auditions will be May 3rd at 4:00 p.m. in the Brown Family Dance Studio.
Silver Spurs Drill Team Choreography Clinic & Auditions will be May 6th - May 10th from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Brown Family Dance Studio.
For questions regarding either Doxa auditions or Silver Spur try-outs, please contact Cammie O'Hara: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Managing parent technology (parent portal, teacher's portal pages, checking grades, etc).
- Creating self-advocates
- An inside look at what to expect from our teachers
- Effective parent-teacher communication
- Homework management and study tips (including tips for fighting the Facebook, i-chat, and texting battles)
- Information and tips about how to access help and tutoring for students
- Words of wisdom from parents who have gone before you
Houston Christian is currently finalizing a new uniform vendor.
For specific uniform questions, please refer to the HC Student Handbook.
Graduation Requirements For Class of 2022
(Total Credits _____)
English - 4 Courses/Credits
Math – 3 to 4 Courses/Credits*
Science – 3 to 4 Courses/Credits”
*Choice of (3 Math and 4 Science) or (4 Math and 3 Science)
Social Studies - 3 Courses/Credits
Biblical Studies - 4 Courses/Credits
Foreign Language – 2 Courses/Credits***
Computer - 1 Course/Credit
Electives -8 Courses/Credits*
**Distinguished Scholars Program – 1 Elective Credit for each year
**Program for College Readiness – 1 Elective Credit for each year
***Distinguished (AP) Diploma requires 4 AP courses, Pre-Calculus, 3 Foreign Languages and 3 Electives
Dates for Jump Start are as follows:
Session 1: 7/16-7/19 8:30- 12:00
Session 2: 7/23- 7/26 8:30 -12:00
Session 3: 7/30- 8/2 8:30- 12:00
Session 4: 8/6-8/9 12:30- 4:30
For information and to register, click here.