Highlands Latin School Aiken serves students at the
Individualized Course of Study
Students, in collaboration with their parents and headmaster, define their goals and design their own academic path and pace of progress. Instruction of unprecedented quality, tailored to each child’s competencies, interests, and goals, is available in person or interactively online through Highlands Latin School faculty worldwide, local teachers, USCA faculty, and other resources.
Fulfilling Innate Potential
In conjunction with academic pathing, students create a roadmap to develop their unique talents, competencies, and gifts through their school activities and by accessing experiential learning, internships, volunteer opportunities, youth groups, clubs, arts, athletic leagues, and travel opportunities in the CSRA and beyond.
Students are trained, expected, and encouraged to think independently, communicate effectively, manage time efficiently, and act virtuously. Over time, their self-confidence blossoms in conjunction with their academic mastery and ethical character, creating strong, independent individuals well prepared to succeed at college and in life.
Pathway to Academic Success at College
HLS Aiken offers a rigorous classical education that meets or exceeds all local, state, and college requirements. Our curriculum provides students with not only cohesive academic instruction and tools for intellectual development but also the wisdom to deploy their education for good through its embedded Judeo-Christian philosophy. Highly qualified teachers from both the local community and HLS’s worldwide network are available to instruct and guide our students. Curriculum and teaching effectiveness are continually monitored and refined by HLS to ensure optimal learning and outcomes for students. HLS has a decades-long track record of exceptional student accomplishment and is accredited by the Kentucky Non-Public School Commission and the Classical Latin School Association (HLS Aiken is a CLSA partner school anticipating accreditation before the end of the 2019-2020 school year). The College Board and NCAA recognize and accept the credentials of HLS students.
Highlands Latin School
- Top 1% of schools nationally 10 years in a row on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills
- 3-year Average SAT: 1358 (1600 scale)
- 3-Year Average ACT: 30
- 27% of seniors were National Merit Semifinalists/Commended over 3 years
HLSA students earn high school credit starting in 8th grade, accelerating their progress toward more in-depth study at the high school level, college courses, or internships. Diplomas are issued by Highlands Latin School Aiken, with full explanation of the content of HLS courses included. Expert HLS guidance counselors are available to assist students with college selection and placement.
A World of Educational Opportunities
Unconstrained by Geography, Age or Institution
Interactive online technology allows students access to the best instructors, experts, and resources in the world for the topics they are interested in studying, eliminating the constraints inherent in a brick and mortar school with local faculty. Online classrooms also allow students to learn from and befriend like-minded peers from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Qualified students may access classes regardless of age or grade level, allowing flexibility based on their capabilities as well as accelerating their progress and mastery of information.
Classes meeting once or twice per week with work sessions on non-class days – allows time flexibility and accommodates diverse student and family schedules. Most class preparation and homework is completed during school hours, freeing after–school hours and weekends for extracurricular activities, jobs or internships, and family time.
HLS Aiken convenes Monday through Thursday with library day on Friday. Classes are offered on-site via direct instruction or interactive online instruction. Online classes are recorded live and may be viewed or reviewed from any location through the i
We welcome families that seek to optimize their child’s educational path. HLS Aiken is currently structured as a homeschool cooperative, requiring parental involvement in education, operations, and governance. Parents are not generally expected to be present during the school day but do volunteer their time in various ways.