At American Heritage Academy, we teach our scholars how to think by using the process of 4R’ing. This learning method is found in the educational background of the greatest thinkers and leaders in history.
The four R’s represent: Research, Reason, Relate, and Record.
When our scholars are learning, the first step they take is to Research. Scholars seek for facts and examine principles until they get to the core truths of what they are learning. They continue this research until they are enlightened with new understanding. Scholars then Reason by critically thinking and building upon what they are learning until they are inspired with new or original ideas. Our scholars know they can Relate what they learn to benefit their lives and address their challenges. The important final step of Record allows what our scholars’ studied to be preserved for future reflection and for others to learn from. The scholar’s record will tell how their understanding has deepened, new insights gained, and what new principles they have learned and are going to apply in their life.
Please join us as the scholars of American Heritage Academy portray America’s First Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 17th from 7 to 8 p.m. Friends and family are welcome.
Our Legacy is One of Faith
Faith in God; Faith in Family; Faith in Country
My road before, has been trod.
My road ahead, clearly marked.
Our faith in God is our legacy.
Desiring to know God’s words, our ancestor reformer mothers sewed into the folds of their skirts, scripture. Punishable by death: by candlelight they secretly read verse to their children. As the pitch and tone of His perfect words were heard in their children’s ears, His truths were planted deeply within their hearts.
God’s laws and principles are unchanging; His truths, eternaI: constant, sure and powerful. These principles clarify and simplify our thinking. They are the basis of our decisions and actions. God talks to us through scripture. We talk to him through prayer.
Our faith in family is our legacy.
Clinging to priceless principles, our ancestor pilgrim mothers, amid the storm tossed seas, prayed often, thankful as their families stepped on new found land. The path continued as our ancestor pioneer mothers crossed the plains and rugged mountain ranges with their many children to maintain religious freedom.
There is an awesome duty to continue this great legacy of faith in our families. No nation rises above its homes. Righteous families are the rock foundation of our society and exhalt our nation.
Tossed by the pounding waves that threaten family values, our homes built on a foundation of faith anchor us. God’s greatest work is always done within the home. Inside these walls, He calms life’s violent storms, subdues raging winds, whispering to our minds, “Be still and know that I am.”
Our faith in country is our legacy.
With grim determination, our ancestor patriot mothers fought with unwavering faith all attempts to rob them of the liberty they had gained in this choice land. Not with sword but with the tongue, they taught their children about their precious God given liberties and with their whole hearts to prefer liberty above all else.
The greatest gift we can give our country is to not only educate our children with a foundation of correct principles but to teach all within our influence to faithfully serve God, cherish a faithful family, and to preserve our country’s faith.
There has never been a more important time to have faith in God, family, and country. We have been born at this time to continue our legacy to live by faith and perpetuate God’s unchanging principles preparing those who will trod on the most treacherous road ahead. May we, with God, have the faith to mark well our path, fulfill our sacred mission, and in so doing leave a legacy honoring God, family and country.
American Heritage Academy strives to develop both the mind and heart of our students by giving them a classical liberal arts education built upon a foundation of religious principles. This classical education includes the core subjects of history, literature, grammar, composition, math, geography, science, Latin and the fine arts. Our teachers use the principle approach to education where these subjects are researched, reasoned, related and recorded by the students. Our students at American Heritage Academy learn HOW to think and not WHAT to think. This approach enables our students to reason and think critically about every subject which will enable them to act and act rightly. They will become leaders of the highest caliber.
Our administration, teachers, and staff are role models of Christian character who are inspiring and live principled lives. They bring the Spirit into their classroom which provides an elevated learning environment where students are capable of achieving their highest potential. Our students are instructed keeping their individuality and learning style in mind. Our teachers do not pour in knowledge but rather ignite fires within each student.
Please join us for American Heritage Academy’s Patriotic Play, The Genesis of America on Friday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m. This is a free event and open to the public.
We often think about those traits that make one a good teacher – an intelligent mind, strong will, and unquenchable drive. While these are traits with which a teacher may be born, there is one much deeper condition that makes one a true master teacher. A teacher must not rely on their own natural abilities but rather focus on inspiring their students.
To better understand what it means to inspire, Noah Webster’s 1828 American English Dictionary says that inspire means to communicate divine instruction to the mind, to infuse into the mind new meaning. In the definition of inspire take note that it means to communicate divine instruction. Instruction comes through the Holy Ghost. In 2 Peter of the Holy Bible it says, holy men of God spake when they were moved by the Holy Ghost and they only spoke when the had this Spirit with them. The most important quality of being able to inspire others requires that a person rely on powers greater and more powerful than …Continue Reading
The year’s Christmas Program, The Spirit of Christmas, is always a beautiful experience. We have an inspiring nativity the lifts the spirits of the audience. We have amazing musical numbers sung by our fantastic teachers and students. We love celebrating the birth of Christ by putting on our annual Christmas program.
Thank you for joining us for Constitution Night 2010. Mrs. Beckstead, AHA’s Headmaster, addressed the audience about the foundation of the Constitution and the importance of this living document.
The AHA scholars performed the Preamble to the Constitution and sang “God Bless America.” The scholars then signed their classroom constitutions with quill pens in hand to signify their understanding of class expectations and governing rules.