Hayworth Christian School was established as a ministry of Hayworth Wesleyan Church under the leadership of Reverend Randy Haithcock, then Associate Pastor. Reverend Haithcock’s desire was to provide a discipleship school with a strong curriculum at an affordable price. As a discipleship school the parents, the church, and the school would come together to “train up a child in the way he should grow.” The motto, “Building Faith upon Knowledge,” was chosen because it best described the mission of the school.
In 1996, Hayworth Christian School (HCS) began its first year with Reverend Haithcock serving as the Administrator. There were 3 faculty members and 23 students, grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Plans were made to expand the school by adding a grade each year. By the beginning of the second year, with the addition of a seventh grade class, the enrollment increased. In 1998, due to desire of several church families wanting to place their ninth grade students at HCS, both eighth grade and ninth grade were added.
HCS continued to grow. That growth was evidenced by breaking ground for additional classrooms, as well as other needed space in the spring of 2002. During that same time, Hayworth had the privilege of inducting its first group of students into the National Beta Club. The 2001-2002 academic year brought jubilation as HCS saw its first graduation class of eleven students, walk across the platform to receive their high school diplomas. The fall of 2002 brought the addition of the preschool program. The program began with only 2 students. However, before that academic year ended, the preschool enrollment doubled.
Since 2002, HCS has graduated over 120 students. More than sixty percent of those graduates were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements. The students at HCS not only excelling academically, but are also learning Godly traits such as compassion and generosity. Recently, this was made evident as HCS was recognized by the National Lymphoma and Blood Cancers Society as North Carolina’s largest school donor, per capita.
As the school continues to grow, HCS remains true to its mission. HCS is an extension of the Christian home and church. Its purpose is to train each student in the knowledge of God and the Scriptural way of life. HCS' goal is to provide the highest standards of excellence and spiritual development in order that each student may be equipped with the necessary tools to effectively pursue the vocation to which the Lord will lead.