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The Mission of Heritage Academy, a University-Model School®, is to partner with Christian parents to prepare college-worthy character witnesses for Jesus Christ.
Statement of Purpose
Heritage Academy consists of a University-Model school® and the related ministries designed to develop and support it. As an organization subject to the Lord Jesus Christ, it seeks to participate in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) by helping to build the body of Christ through academic education and related ministries (Ephesians 4:11-13). This model is intended to work in partnership with Christian families (Genesis 2:18-24; Deuteronomy 6:4-7; Matthew 19:4-6; Colossians 3:18; Ephesians 5:33 and 6:1-4; Titus 2:4-5) providing necessary resources to prepare young believers for success as disciples of Christ in and beyond higher education (Proverbs 22:6).
1. Glorifying God in all things
(Psalm 29:1-2 & 72:18-19; Romans 11:36; I Corinthians 10:31; Ephesians 1:11-12)
At Heritage Academy, our primary aim is to glorify God. We believe that true delight, joy, and pleasure are byproducts of lives devoted to this purpose.
2. Submitting to the authority of Scripture
(I Corinthians 2:13; II Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; II Peter 1:20-21)
3. Pursuing partnership with parents according to the University Model of education
(Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and Proverbs 22:6)
As a Christian University-Model® school, Heritage Academy exists to assist parents with the everyday responsibilities of preparing children for college even as the school recognizes and supports parents’ unique God-ordained role in communicating their faith and values. Heritage Academy gives time and access back to parents in exchange for their commitment to be academically and relationally invested with their students according to the college-preparatory University-Model schedule. (See UMS Guiding Principles under Vision and Values Naums.net)
4. Expecting academic excellence
Heritage Academy sets high academic standards in order to produce students who are equipped to succeed in the future, whatever their occupations or fields.
5. Preparing student for college and life
(Ephesians 6:10-20; I Peter 3:15-17)
Heritage Academy is a college-preparatory school, but the scope of our preparation does not end once college is finished. We desire to participate in the process of preparing students for success in all aspects of life. We use a college-preparatory curriculum and hire qualified teachers to prepare our students for the demands of college and life, and we implement character education and student activities to shape students into well-rounded individuals.
6. Employing qualified teachers and coaches
Qualified teachers and coaches are essential to high-quality education. Heritage Academy employs staff and faculty who love God, enjoy teaching children, and are qualified to teach in their fields.
7. Fostering spiritual formation and character development
(Psalm 119:9-16; I Timothy 4:6-16; I Peter 4:8-11; II Peter 1:1-8)
Because parents are God’s single most effective agents for sharing the Gospel with their children and discipling their young believers, Heritage Academy seeks to work alongside parents and the church to develop students spiritually. This is accomplished by giving time and access back to parents through the University-Model schedule, by the school’s Scripture-supported Character Education Program, and by various student activities such as athletics, service projects, and social events that encourage overall development.
8. Cultivating a Biblical Worldview
(Acts 17:16-31; II Peter 3:15)
As a Christian school, Heritage Academy seeks to prepare students to be thoughtful and compassionate
leaders capable of presenting a cogent defense for the hope that lies within them. Confident that the Bible provides credible answers to key questions raised in all academic disciplines, we believe Christians should be equipped to engage culture in a loving and intellectually-honest manner.
9. Shaping educated servants of Jesus Christ
(Deuteronomy 10:12-13; Acts 7; Galatians 5:13; I Timothy 4:6-16; II Timothy 3:14-17)
Heritage Academy seeks to send out young people who are regenerate believers in Jesus Christ, educated in the academy, and equipped to serve Jesus Christ by serving others around them. Heritage Academy believes that the greatest example of servant leadership is found in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
10. Executing responsible stewardship
(Ecclesiastes 5:10; Matthew 6:24; Romans 13:6-8; I Timothy 6:10; Hebrews 13:5; James 1:17)
Acknowledging that everything given to the school is a gift from the Lord, the leadership of Heritage Academy desires to steward all resources in a manner pleasing to the Lord.