School Overview

Graduation 2010

Harding Charter Preparatory High School


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.


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).
  • 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.
  • ranked HCP Teachers the #1 Teachers in Oklahoma for 2020.
  • Metro Family Magazine ranked HCP #1 charter school in Oklahoma City. 


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


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


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



Calculus AB

Calculus BC


Computer Science A

English Language

English Literature

Environmental Science

European History

French Language


Human Geography

Music Theory

Physics I

Physics II

Physics C: Mechanics



Spanish Language

Spanish Literature


Studio Drawing

US History

World History


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.


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