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The founding families of Heritage Academy gathered in September of 1999 to discuss the need for a Christian school focused on “Parent Based Education”. Heritage Academy began classes in the fall of 2002 serving twelve families and twenty-two students. As a charter member of NAUMS, Heritage Academy received certification in 2005. From its inception, Heritage Academy has focused on offering education which partners with parents and prepares college worthy witnesses for Christ. Today, Heritage Academy, a non-denominational Christian school, rents space from Higher Ground Church (2900 Barberry Avenue) in Columbia.
The Mission of Heritage Academy, a University-Model® School, is to partner with Christian parents to prepare college-worthy character witnesses for Jesus Christ.
84 total students. 63 in the secondary division and 21 in the elementary. An academic primary program was launched in fall 2018. Primary enrichment was launched in fall 2019.
Twenty-four total faculty. Seven faculty teach in the primary and elementary divisions and and roughly seventeen teach in the secondary division. The faculty includes two doctoral degrees, 13 master degrees, and a combined total of over 70 years teaching experience at Heritage Academy.
Primary and Elementary curriculum is a mixture of Bob Jones Univeristy, A Beka, and the unique contributions of the teacher. Secondary curriculum is guided by the course syllabus, NAUMS standards, and the unique contributions of the teacher.
Heritage Academy is a charter member of the National Association of University-Model®️ Schools. Heritage received certification in 2005 with the National Association of University Model Schools (NAUMS). NAUMS is in the process of receiving Systems Accreditation with AdvancED. Heritage Academy will automatically receive accreditation status with AdvancED as a certified member of NAUMS. The projected date for full accreditation is fall of 2020 or spring of 2021.
Heritage Academy students taking the ACT test have scored higher than the state and national
averages for the past 5 years. The average score of Heritage Academy students have ranged
from 23.3 to 27.9 while the state average range was 20.2 to 21.7 and the national range was
20.8 to 21.0.
ACTIVITIES / COMMUNITY LIFE
Heritage values community life. As a result, student life includes community life opportunities (MWF) such as clubs, yearbook staff, choir and drama teams, and athletic sport teams including Fall sports (boys soccer, girls volleyball), Winter sports (boys basketball), and Spring sports (girls soccer).
A = 100-95, A- = 94-90, B+ = 89-87, B = 86-83, B- = 82-80,
C+ = 79-77, C = 76-73, C- = 72-70, D = 69-60, F = 59 or less.
STANFORD ACHIEVEMENT TESTING
Stanford Achievement Testing is utilized to evaluate a student’s knowledge and skill-set competencies. Testing is available in April for 2nd-10th grade. A registration form can be printed on the web page.