Important Documents

HCA Reopening Plan, 7aug20

Post Holiday protocols 12:19:20

Calendar 2020-2021  includes HCAPP meeting dates, trimester dates, and student-led conference dates.

Family Handbook 20-21 – details procedures & policies for HCA.

HCA Guiding Principles

Online Health Information Form– ALL FAMILIES must complete this form annually, prior to the first day of school. Please see below for additional health forms that may be required for your child.

January Tri 2 Bus Schedule 2021– details of the daily routes through Harpswell, Topsham, Bath, Lewiston, Lisbon, Brunswick & Durham.

Free and Reduced Lunch 2020-21–ALL FAMILIES please complete this form to ensure our ability to apply for available grant funding.

E Rate form – ALL FAMILIES please complete this form to ensure our ability to participate in a program that provides free internet access to our school.

Parent Notification of faculty qualifications – Parents have a right to ask for information on the qualifications of our faculty. Please see notice for more information.

ESEA Dashboard – These ESEA Report Cards detail how Maine districts and schools are meeting the requirements of the federal ESEA legislation.

Foundry Parent Guide – This guide will help you track your student’s academic progress on line.

The following medical forms may be required. Please review and contact School Health Aid Angelina Simmons ( if you have questions: 

Permission to administer medications at school
Allergy Action Plan
Asthma Action Plan

HCA Allergy Policy


HCA Approved School Policies_9_2020

HCA Website Privacy Policy

HCA 2020-2021 Title 1 Notification Letter


Learn more about HCA, and why we do the things we do, by reading these Documents:

HCA – Closure letter March13

Special Education

Special Education Regulation Framework

The HCA Way
Essential Schools Common Principles
Expeditionary Learning Design Principles 

Re Enrollment Form 2020-21

April Vacation Activities for 4th-5th graders

HCA Parent Partnership Agendas

The HCAPP is our version of the PTO. All parents are invited to HCAPP meetings. Meetings are held at Division 2 (8 Leavitt Dr., Brunswick).

The objectives of the HCAPP include:

    • Establish and maintain a working relationship among parents, school and community.
    • Increase student safety and security through parent education.
    • Develop programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum.
    • Create opportunities for parent discussions and support.
    • Enhance the quality of education by raising funds for school supplies or programs that fall outside the school budget.

The HCAPP does:

    • Support the educational programs and extracurricular activities of the school.
    • Provide feedback and suggestions for school programs.
    • Coordinate programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum.
    • Provide feedback / assist with increased awareness of school safety and security issues.
    • Organize fundraising efforts to support some additional programs, equipment, and services not covered in the school budget.

The HCAPP does not:

    • Run the school.
    • Set policy regarding school programs.
    • Define the school’s curriculum.
    • Define or interfere with the school’s security program and policies.
    • Control the school’s budget.

There are many ways parents can support HCA.  join us for a Parent Partnership meeting, and talk to us about leading a workshop or becoming a mentor please call Angie Arndt at 207-833-3229 x 602

Navigating Parent Resources

Google Classroom:

All students have HCA email addresses that are linked to Google Classroom. To login, open a browser and enter Students email addresses are Passwords are set by, and known to, students. If they can’t tell you what their password is, please contact Zach Gagnon. Once logged in, you will see that faculty have set up class pages for Humanities, Science and some workshop classes. Each class page has assignments listed, with details about what specifically needs to be accomplished and links to the associated resources needed for the assignment (videos, articles, directions, etc.).

This is a resource for you to have a sense of what work is being done in our classes, and what work your student has completed. Please note, that if an assignment was turned in through google drive, it will be marked as “complete”. If an assignment is turned in on paper, it will show as “due” or “late”. If you have concerns about outstanding work, please contact your child’s Core Advisor.


Post-Secondary Planning

Stay tuned for more information on post-secondary planning coming soon. In the meantime, military families are encouraged to look at this fantastic resource:  FINANCIAL AID FOR MILITARY & VETERANS.

Important Contacts

Please refer to this list when determining who to contact for different questions or concerns.

Head of School, Scott Barksdale (

Scott is the point of contact for:

    • Academic/ behavior/ school culture issues for Division 1, 2 & 3 students
    • Bus behavior issues
    • 504 plans
    • Enrollment
    • Charter Commission related questions
    • Board of Director related questions
    • Summer Programs
    • Issues related to transportation- schedule, stops, changes in transportation plans, etc.

Technology Director, Zach Gagnon (

Zach is the point of contact for:

    • Technology questions, in particular regarding iPads & laptop computers


Special Education Director, Susan Priest (

Jennifer is the point of contact for:

    • Issues related to special education services (please contact your child’s case manager first)

Finance Director, Andrew Smaha (

Andrew is the point of contact for:

    • School lunch payment questions
    • Finance related questions/ concerns

School Health Aid, Angelina Simmons (

Angelina is the point of contact for:

    • Health services for your child