Friday, February 3, 2023
The Heritage crest was re-visioned in 2019. The crest and motto symbolize the philosophy and core values upon which Heritage Academy is founded. We strive for every Heritage family to experience partnership, academic excellence, biblical worldview, and Christ-like character.
The name of our school was chosen by our founding families to express the desire of parents to pass down a godly heritage to their children. Heritage is built upon the biblical concept recorded in Deuteronomy 6:6-7, “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” The partnership of home and school, parent and teacher is noted in our school motto “For Christ and Family.”
The crest consists of a shield representing the shield of faith in Ephesians 6:16, “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” The crest is divided into four parts by the cross which reminds us of our Savior, Jesus Christ who gave his life that we might possess life. In John 10:10 Jesus declared, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
The crest highlights our four core values of partnership, academic excellence, biblical worldview, and Christlike character.
Partnership is represented by two grasping hands emphasizing unity in partnership. Philippians 1:4-5 highlights the value of partnership, “In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, . . .”
Academic excellence is represented by the cap and scroll emphasizing the importance of academic pursuits. Proverbs 22:29 notes “Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”
Biblical worldview is represented by the Bible and the globe portraying the impact of the Bible on our view of the world. Romans 12:2 admonishes, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Christlike character is represented by the olive tree suggesting the importance of bearing fruit. John 15:5 says, “I am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit.”
For Christ and Family, Mr. Ragsdell