Do I have to attend Heritage Christian School to attend the Academy of Performing Arts?
Yes, the Academy and its incredible faculty are exclusive to HCS.
Do I have to be a Christian to enrol at HCS?
No, everyone is welcome; however, at Heritage Christian School, God is in every part of who we are, what we do, and how we teach. He is part of every relationship within the school. We want to give our students a worldview, using the lens of God’s Truth and understanding who they are in God’s abundant Love. We want this view to stay with our students as they leave school and navigate their life in a way that impacts others for good. To do this, we employ staff who live this worldview, and we teach using a framework that embeds this worldview into the curriculum.
What are the fees associated with being part of the Academy?
Students enrol in Heritage Christian School and pay the school fees associated with enrolment. In addition to this, families will be invoiced $297 per term for the additional time spent at the Academy. This is less than $10 per day, or $3 per class. This cost includes all performance and costume charges. Excursions will be extra.
Does the Faculty at the Academy have connections in the Dance Industry that could help get my child into full-time study once they complete their schooling?
Yes, the Academy have the most experienced and qualified teachers in the area, many of which have had professional performing careers in Australia and oversees. Ensuring that your child has access to full time training and is mentored into further study that is suited to their physical, emotional and social well-being is an important part of the program.
Is there more of a focus on the students schooling or their dance studies?
The Academy allows students to give a balanced focus to both their school subjects and their dance training. HCS is committed to providing opportunities to bring out the best in their students and to help them succeed on whichever path they choose, be that University entry, Full time dance or a career in choreography and teaching. The timetable allows students to study Dance as an elective subject whilst also giving NESA approved time periods to all of their compulsory subjects.