Thank you for your interest in Hilger Higher Learning. We provide supplemental education, along with many social activities, for homeschool students in the greater Chattanooga area, through a variety of classes based on a Biblical worldview. Our classes are designed to enhance and help the home education process, while you and your child still have the freedom and flexibility home education provides; we are merely a support to what you are doing in the home. The combination of excellent teachers, first-rate curriculum, wonderful students and a variety of activities (inside and outside of the classroom) has created a dynamic environment that helps students, not only academically and spiritually, but balances them socially as well. We’ve been offering homeschool courses in Chattanooga for 18 years now, and we love serving the Chattanooga homeschool community! If you are homeschooling in Chattanooga or near the Chattanooga area, we invite you to come be a part of the Hilger Higher Learning environment:
1. Excellent curriculum with a Biblical focus
2. College preparatory assessment from qualified teachers
3. Additional healthy accountability to a source outside of the home
4. Stimulating social interaction with high caliber peers
Hilger Higher Learning is led by an administration and qualified teachers committed to supporting your child’s education through a variety of homeschool classes in Chattanooga. Over 1/2 of Hilger Higher Learning's faculty and staff have over 10 years of teaching and administration experience at HHL! In addition, our faculty and staff have well over 200 years combined teaching and administration experience, both in private/public school sector and HHL. It is our goal to reinforce the Biblical values being taught at home while providing a quality education. Although the parent is not the teacher of the courses we offer, the parent maintains authority over their child's learning and is responsible for holding their child accountable for completed assignments and preparing for tests/quizzes/labs. Our teachers simply serve as a support cast for the parents who have chosen to educate their child through the home.
We believe in the primacy of the parent as educator and the home as the center of education and relationship. We also believe the Lord provides spiritually gifted teachers as a resource to His people. Hilger collaborates with parents to create an educational hybrid which strengthens the homeschool. Our classes and extra-curricular activities supplement and complement the work of parents in educating their children. We come alongside families in the Chattanooga area, to serve and support them in the wonderful endeavor of homeschooling.
ABOUT US Eighteen years ago Carlee Hilger dreamed of teaching science to a group of children who had a desire to study, for the sake of learning. She found this group of children in the homeschool community within the greater Chattanooga area. In 1998, Hilger Higher Learning began with 45 students, 4 science classes, and one excited teacher. As more and more homeschool families asked for Chattanooga homeschool classes, Hilger quickly grew while maintaining Biblical integrity and academic excellence. Today Hilger serves over 325 families through 24 amazing teachers and staff members while offering 55+ exciting courses and workshops for elementary, middle and high school students. We also offer a host of extra-curricular activities! Carlee’s dream is still alive and real: teaching motivated students from Christian families, who possess an enthusiasm for learning.
We invite you to peruse our website to learn more about our classes, dedicated faculty, resources, student activities, partnering with parents and other helpful areas. If you are interested in homeschool classes in Chattanooga and have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or via email. Our phone number and email are located at the bottom of each website page and our teachers' email addresses can be accessed on our faculty and contact us pages.
Special Interest CLASSES START THE WEEK OF AUGUST 22!
Reminder - Classes start this week! If you can't find your official acceptance letter that has your child's class schedule, please call Eddy Hilger at 706.956.8344 or email him. Go to the bottom of this webpage and click on our "email us!" button.
IF YOU MISSED OUR PARENT MEETING
If you are an HHL family and you did not come to our parent meeting on Thursday, August 18, please stop by the church during the first week of school to pick up a HHL Handbook and parent meeting handout. Eddy Hilger or our secretary, Mrs. Lois Anderson, can assist you with this matter.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
We are still accepting registration forms until Thursday, August 25. Thus, once we enter our second week of classes, we will no longer receive registration forms UNLESS it's for a class you can easily jump into mid-semester. If you want to register, please print off a registration form under the Registration & Calendar tab and bring it by our facility or mail it in to our Lookout Mountain address. We will have a staff member at our facility Monday, August 22 thru Thursday, August 25 from 8am - 4pm. OF NOTE, WE ARE CLOSED ON FRIDAYS! If you need anything outside of those hours, please call or email us. You can call Eddy at 706.956.8344 or you can email him by going to the bottom of this web page and clicking on our "email us!" button. If Eddy is not available and you need to speak with someone, you can call our secretary, Lois Anderson at 423.987.4276. Last, now that we are into August, all registration fees have increased by $10 PER CLASS!
CLASSES THAT ARE FULL WITH SEVERAL ON THE WAITING LIST
Many of our classes are full, but some of our classes already have several students on the waiting list. Thus, we recommend you NOT register for the following classes because they are already full AND they have several students on the waiting list: Middle School Bible, Middle School Science (9:00 - 10:30am, 10:40 - 12:10, & 12:35 - 2:05pm), Middle School Literature and Composition (9:00 - 10:30am, 10:40 - 12:10 & 2:15 - 3:45pm), Pre-Algebra, Elementary & Middle School Drama, Middle School Math # 2, World Geography, and Middle School American History. In regards to our High School Classes, Chemistry on Thursdays from 7:50 - 9:50am AND 10:00 - 12:00, Spanish II (both sections), US History, High School Algebra II from 12:25 - 1:40pm, and High School Literature and Composition (grades 9-10) on Tuesday from 12:10 - 1:40pm.
Listen to 3 HHL seniors, interviewed live on a local radio show, as they discuss homeschooling and how important their HHL experience has been to their education.