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, solid 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 15 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
Higher 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. 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.
Fifteen 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 nearly 300 families through 20 amazing teachers and staff members while offering 45+ 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.
REGISTRATION FOR 2013-2014 CLASSES
All updated registration information for 2013-2014 classes is available on the website. If you are interested in registering for classes, please complete a registration form and mail it with your registration fee(s) to: Hilger Higher Learning, 1121 Mountain Terrace, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750.
GRADES AND TUITION PAYMENTS
Grades will be mailed out on May 31. If, for some reason, we have not received your tuition for any portion of the spring semester (remember, there is a May invoice), your childís grades will be withheld until payment is made in full. If you arenít able to pay Mayís tuition by May 16, our last day of classes, please send all tuition payments thereafter to: Hilger Higher Learning, 1121 Mountain Terrace, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750.
SUMMER TIME -- FIRST ALLIANCE CHURCH/HILGER CLOSED
We hope everyone has a wonderful summer and a nice break from the academic side of learning. Hilger Higher Learning does not use First Alliance Church once classes are over. If you are in need of something, trying to pay a tuition bill, wanting to register or are telling an interested family about our program, please call, email or refer to Eddy Hilger. All our contact information is located on every page of our website. Our main office, over the summer, is out of our home.