Our Mission and Philosophy
American Heritage Academy exists for the purpose of providing a principle-based education that develops the mind and heart. Scholars will increase in faith, develop a love, understanding and appreciation for America and its Founding Fathers, make education a life-long pursuit and develop Christian character for a life of service and leadership.
Statement of Educational Philosophy
American Heritage Academy represents a partnership between the scholar, parents, teachers, administration, and staff. These partners are united in their commitment to the common objectives outlined in the school’s mission statement.
American Heritage Academy takes very seriously its responsibility to promote the spiritual and academic development of its scholars; however, it also recognizes that parents are primarily and ultimately responsible for their children in this regard. Thus, parents at American Heritage Academy expect and appreciate direct and regular communication from the faculty concerning individual needs of their children. Reciprocally, teachers and administrators at American Heritage Academy expect parents to be responsive to requests and recommendations given to parents with respect to individual needs of the scholars.
Academic excellence, along with responsible citizenship and character development, is of particular emphasis at American Heritage Academy. The bulk of our teaching is based upon a methodology developed by the Foundation for American Christian Education (FACE), which implements a principle approach to education (see The Principle Approach®). This principle-based approach provides natural opportunities for both academic and religious education in every subject and at every grade level.
Teachers at American Heritage Academy take a tutorial approach to education in order to meet each scholar at his/her threshold of learning. Teachers prepare lessons and set expectations according to individual scholar ability.