8th grade is a year of growth and development for our HCA students. We challenge them to build on skills taught in prior years while exploring ways to communicate their advanced understanding of core content areas and faith development through service and academic projects. Additionally, our 8th-grade curriculum is designed to challenge and prepare students for secondary studies. Stewardship and Helping Hands are required electives for 8th graders. These two electives provide 8th-grade students with the opportunity to explore the many different ways they can volunteer and share their faith with our community and the world at large.