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. 

To complement our curriculum, we offer six World Languages; French, Spanish, German, Latin, Greek, and Russian. 


Established in 2003, Harding Charter Prearatory High School has graduated thirteen 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 four consecutive years (2013-2018).
  • ranked HCP the #1 public high school in Oklahoma and #23 in US for 2015.
  • Newsweek ranked HCP #1 public high school in Oklahoma and #118 in US for 2015.
  • Choice Matters ranked HCP #1 Best Charter School in Oklahoma for 2017.
  • US News and World Report ranked HCP #1 in Oklahoma and #118 in US for 2019.


Grades: 9-12                                                                            100% of the 2019 class graduated

Total enrollment: 430                                                               63% earned college credit at HCP

 Number of seniors 2019: 109                                                  75% attending 4-year university

  Scholarships Earned: $4,161,758                                           24% attending 2-year college                                                                                                                                                                     


1 National Merit Semi-Finalist                                                  20 AP Scholars

1 Oklahoma Academic All State                                                2 AP Scholars with Honors

1 AP International Diploma                                                       6 AP Scholars with Distinction

2 National AP Scholars


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



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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