OUR VALUES AMERICAN HERITAGE CHARTER SCHOOLS ONE We cherish the rich heritage that shaped America’s founding principles, and we equip our students to be a continuation of this tradition as they enter into the world community. TWO We believe there are principles that transcend popular trends and fostering the discovery of those principles is an important responsibility of the AHCS staff. THREE We believe parents are the primary educators of their children, and we empower parents to succeed in fulfilling this role. FOUR The formation of students into high achievers is the top priority at AHCS and is central to our organization’s decision-making process. FIVE We encourage every AHCS staff member to use innovative methods to improve student achievement. SIX Our goal is for every student to graduate high school college-ready, whether or not they are college-bound. SEVEN AHCS staff and students should present themselves in a dignified way, because what takes place at our schools is important and deserving of respect. EIGHT We maintain a safe and orderly learning environment across all of our campuses. NINE We believe the willingness to meet difficulties head on is a hallmark of the American Spirit, so we set clear and rigorous curricular and behavioral standards for our students. TEN AHCS staff and students must be held accountable in accordance with their respective roles and expectations. ELEVEN Our schools are schools of choice. Employees who work for AHCS and families who enroll their children in our schools should respect the values promoted by our organization.