School Overview

Graduation 2010

Harding Charter Preparatory High School

OVERVIEW

Harding Charter Preparatory is a free and public school of choice for not only Oklahoma City Public School patrons, but also for those students who live in other school districts who may transfer to our school for its program.  This school’s mission statement reads:

Provide each student with an academically challenging educational experience through an Advanced Placement Curriculum, which will prepare graduates for success at a four-year university.

Harding Charter Preparatory offers a rigorous four by four college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on College Board Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Offering a total of 23 Advanced Placement courses, Harding Charter Preparatory High School is a comprehensive high school providing all of the fine arts courses and a competitive athletic program.  All courses offered are taught using a Pre-AP or AP curriculum and strategies.

TYPE OF SCHOOL

Established in 2003, Harding Charter Preparatory High School has graduated fourteen classes.  It is accredited by the State of Oklahoma and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) certified.

Harding Charter Preparatory has been ranked the top Oklahoma public high school for seven consecutive years.

  • United States Department of Education recognized HCP as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2013.
  • Washington Post ranked HCP #1 public high school in Oklahoma for seven years (2013-2018, 2020).
  • Bestschools.org ranked HCP the #1 public high school in Oklahoma and #23 in US for 2015.
  • Choice Matters ranked HCP #1 Best Charter School in Oklahoma for 2017.
  • US News and World Report ranked HCP #2 in Oklahoma and #96 in US for 2020.
  • Niche.com ranked HCP Teachers the #1 Teachers in Oklahoma for 2020.
  • Metro Family Magazine ranked HCP #1 charter school in Oklahoma City. 

STUDENT BODY

Grades: 9-12                                                                            43% Male – 57% Female                                 

Total enrollment: 527                                                               50% Free & Reduce Status

27% White – 30% Black – 30% Hispanic – 5% Asian – 5% American Indian – 3% Other

CLASS 2020 RECOGNITION       

Number of seniors 2020: 86                                                      69% earned college credit at HCP

Scholarships Earned: $5,500,000                                               72% attending 4-year university

100% of the 2020 class graduated                                              27% attending 2-year college

CLASS RANK

Rank in class is established by a numerical weighted average of all courses taken through the seventh semester.

All members of the senior class are included in the rank.  The grading scale is:

            A=100-90                      B=89-80                  C=79-70                     D=69-60                      F=59-0

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSE OFFERED (Total 2020 AP Enrollment: 788)

Biology

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Chemistry

Computer Science A

English Language

English Literature

Environmental Science

European History

French Language

Government

Human Geography

Music Theory

Physics I

Physics II

Physics C: Mechanics

 

Psychology

Spanish Language

Spanish Literature

Statistics

Studio Drawing

US History

World History

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Harding Charter Preparatory has a 4 X 4 curriculum where students will graduate with 28 units of credit: four years in Math, Science, English and History. 

In addition to the 4 X 4 curriculum, HCP requires 2 years in a consecutive World Language, 1 year in the Fine Arts, and semesters in the following: Humanities, Computer Applications, Health, and Novice Debate or Public Speaking.

SCHOOLS WHERE GRADUATES HAVE MATRICULATED:

Arkansas University

Bennington College, Vermont

Bethany Lutheran College, Minnesota

Boston University

Cameron University

Carleton College, Canada

Carnegie Mellon Institute, Pennsylvania

Claremont McKenna University

Clemson University, South Carolina

Colorado State University

Cornell University

Eckerd College, Florida

George Washington University, Washington DC

Georgetown University, Washington DC

Georgia Tech University

Grand Canyon University

Howard University, Washington DC

Kansas City Institute of Art

Liberty University, Virginia

Macalester College, Minnesota

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Newman University

New York University

Northwestern University, Illinois

Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University-OKC

Pepperdine University

Rice University

Seattle Pacific University

Seminole State College

Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Southwestern University, Texas

Stony Brook University

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

United States Naval Academy

University of Central Florida

University of Central Oklahoma

University of Colorado-Boulder

University of Dallas, Texas

University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Mississippi

University of North Texas

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Oklahoma

University of Southern California

University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma

University of Texas at Austin

University of Tulsa, Oklahoma

United State Naval Academy

Vanderbilt University

Washington University, Missouri

Westminster College, Missouri

William Jewell College, Missouri

Wichita State University

Yale University

 


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