OUR EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
AMERICAN HERITAGE CHARTER SCHOOLS
Students in elementary school are receptive to learning factual information and will readily memorize. At this age, we focus on fundamental skills and knowledge that will help them learn more as they mature.
In English, we focus on the fundamentals of language - spelling, writing, and reading. In mathematics, we use Saxon Math to teach foundational skills centered on numbers, functions, equations, and practical uses for math. We introduce our students to primary concepts in science, history, art, and music, and we help them develop the practical skills of observation, listening, and memorization as they build their own framework for learning.
As they progress to junior high, students begin to recognize that they are part of a larger human family, and it is important to introduce them to the best and brightest members of that family.
Through the study of Great Books and the history of western civilization, we build the context for a greater understanding of the modern world. By the time students reach high school, they can use language and logic in an eloquent manner to persuade others and to express their own thoughts and feelings effectively. We offer a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes strong language skills, develops critical thinking capabilities, and enhances problem-solving faculties.
Starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school, we place a strong emphasis on our heritage. We embrace the philosophy of the Founders and hope to pass along important values to the next generation.
We want to highlight our history, and we want our students to understand that this grand experiment in self-government, which has suffered through great trials, will require their careful attention as they become tomorrow’s leaders.
We believe students need to be well-rounded for success in life. To that end, we focus on character building with an emphasis on the traditional values of hard work, integrity, and personal responsibility.
In our classrooms, on the field, and in our curricular clubs, we emphasize truth, honor, and compassion. Our students are regularly provided with opportunities to serve their community and build their leadership skills. These personal skills complement and enhance their academic achievements.