The Shield

Keeping the Faith and Keeping Connected

April 24, 2020

Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places.


Habakkuk 3:17-19

*SCHOOLWIDE*

Enrollment OPEN for 2020-2021 school year

Heritage Families!


It's time to enroll for the next school year. You can find enrollment forms and schedules on our website.


April 19 - July 31 $200/family Regular Registration

August 1 - School Starts $300/family Late Registration


Enrollment Forms and Schedules

Heritage Teaching Positions

Heritage is looking for quality Christian teachers to fill several roles at Heritage Academy for the next school year. If you are interested or know someone who would be a great candidate, let us know!


Heritage Academy Employment Opportunities

Parental Help Needed

Parents, we have two surveys that we would like you to fill out if you haven't already. We would like your feedback regarding online education and athletics. If you haven't filled out the surveys please click the links below and complete them before May 1st.


Online Education

Athletics

*SECONDARY*

Secondary Final Exam Guidelines

Dear Heritage Parents,


Be Encouraged — You Are Doing A Great Job!

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” ~ Galatians 6:9


We have three weeks remaining for the semester. Finals are coming soon, so I wanted to send out some communication about finals. The faculty will be meeting next week to discuss “guidelines for finals” and develop a “game plan” going forward. The guidelines are below.


  1. Seniors are not required to take a final in any class which they have achieved an “A” letter grade (at the teacher’s discretion).
  2. The Heritage Academy policy prohibiting “take home exams” has been waived for the remainder of this semester. Quizzes, tests, or final exams can be “take home” or “open book”. Although, the administration will post a final exam schedule, time limit exceptions are at the discretion of the teacher. For example, a language arts teacher may decide to start their final during the scheduled timeframe on Monday, but communicate to students that they have two days to finish the essay. A math teacher, however, may prefer to keep to the schedule and a specified timeframe of 1.75 hours for their final. What is important here is communication with students and parents. Teachers should be cautious not to extend the “timeframe” of finals past Tuesday, May 12th at 3:00 PM.
  3. Traditional Final exams must be proctored by a parent to ensure the integrity of the exam. Time limits for exams are at the discretion of the teacher within the limits of point #2 above.
  4. Teachers may offer a traditional comprehensive exam as they see fit or they may substitute a course project or essay for the final. Teachers should seek to offer a final exam that allows students to demonstrate that they have met desired learning outcomes for the course without failing students as a result of the shift to online learning. Teachers are cautioned that the final remains 15% of the student’s grade, so we need to be realistic when developing this semester’s final.
  5. Teachers should continue to provide study guides and appropriate reviews for any type of final exam given.
  6. Teachers in elective courses may choose to offer a unit exam rather than a comprehensive final exam or no final at all.

Mr. Ragsdell announces Alumni Internship

If you are home from college and looking for meaningful volunteer work that would look good on your resume, you are encouraged to apply for an Alumni Internship. This is a non-paid opportunity to help your school and build skills. The internship begins immediately and extends through the summer. If you are interested click here to email Mr. Ragsdell.

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Old School Values, New School Schedule

Heritage Academy is a University-Model® School, facilitating students' access to excellent education, increased time with family, and opportunities for growth toward maturity while providing a cost-effective, college-preparatory education. In an age where family life is becoming increasingly fragmented, the unique structure of the model also serves to “turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers ” (Malachi 4:6).