Special Offerings

Tutoring Hour

A tutoring hour is held weekly on Tuesdays, 9:50-10:55 AM. This service is free of charge for students who need extra help with homework. We also have peer tutors available if students need one-on-one help. Please talk to your lead teacher if you would like to meet with a tutor. * * In some cases, students might require ongoing and in-depth tutoring to help them be successful in their academic classes. This situation would require working with a paid tutor.


KTEA  Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement

Sometimes more in-depth testing is needed to gain more information to better help a student. The KTEA is an individually administered nationally standardized test administered by qualified personnel. The test questions are read aloud and/or silently by either the proctor or the student, and the student responds verbally or with some writing. Test results are available within one week and include a 30-minute consultation. The KTEA includes 19 different subtests.

Subjects Tested:

  • Reading: comprehension, vocabulary, basic skills, phonics and word attack
  • Mathematics: computation, reasoning and application of basic skills
  • Language: knowledge, skills, expression, punctuation, spelling, grammar

Benefits of the KTEA Tests and our service:

  • Friendly, personable testing proctored in your home or other comfortable location.
  • Positive testing experience encourages student(s) to excel.
  • In general, the test is not timed. Therefore, there is less pressure on the student.
  • Test includes fluency in reading, writing, math, and word decoding.
  • Tests are visual and verbal, many sections do not involve any writing.
  • May help identify errors caused by a student’s reading difficulties.
  • Appropriate for all ages, grades, and abilities. Especially good for slow starters or learning/reading disabilities.
  • Provides you with feedback on your student’s performance.
  • May help you pinpoint areas of natural aptitude.
  • May help you discover your child’s learning style.
  • Requires one to four hours per student.
  • May be used as a screening (not diagnosis) for dyslexia.
  • Parents choose which subtests to include.

Fee: $150-250

Christina South, Coordinator

California Achievement Test

All grade-levels of the standardized California Achievement Test are offered in the spring. Check the school calendar for specific dates. Tests are hand-scored on the last day of the testing week.


  • Students enrolled at HCC: Free
  • Siblings of HCC students: $15.00
  • Non-enrolled families: $30
  • Grading fee (optional): $10

Additional Needs

NILD National Institute for Learning Development Discovery Program

We understand…

  • Not all students learn in the same way.
  • Children are unique, so approaches to teaching and learning should be, too.
  • Learning challenges can be overcome, and IQ scores can be raised.

For some children, such as those with learning disabilities, and/or those who may be one to three grades behind their peers academically, the academic foundation could be weak. But when the right tools are used in a learner-appropriate setting—tools that tackle learning issues at the source—the foundation and building blocks for learning move into place, creating a firm foundation.

Teaching often uses only sight and sound, but the NILD multi-sensory approach uses these senses plus touch (tactile) and movement (kinetic) to enhance memory and learning. An NILD educational therapist uses interactive, multi-faceted techniques to help struggling students think and learn effectively.

The Socratic teaching model is based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking. This non-rote learning shapes and focuses reasoning, illuminates ideas, and creates independent thinkers.

NILD therapists: Christina South and Dana Bitto

Cost: $4,500 for the school year

Contact Christina South for details. Visit pathwaysnorthwest.org for more information on NILD services.



Individual Education Plan


We believe that God has fearfully and wonderfully made each of us as unique individuals. Our mission is to compassionately identify the needs of students and partner with parents to offer and implement solutions so each student can grow to his or her highest potential, to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, until He returns. To that end, we offer special accommodations through an Individual Education Plan to qualifying students.

Contact Amorah Nelson to schedule a consultation.