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At National Heritage Academies (NHA), preparing kids for college starts on day one. We set high standards, make expectations clear, personalize teaching, and as a result, our students thrive. In fact, according to Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes, NHA is a leading performer among charter schools and management organizations, outperforming both conventional district schools and other charter school operators.
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Success means creating endless opportunities for our students to become their best. Our goal is to help them build the knowledge, skills, and character they need to excel in school and in life. Our college-prep program and moral focus curriculum help your child reach their full potential.More on Our Approach
Who We Are
National Heritage Academies (NHA) partners with community groups to build and operate K-12 public charter schools. Founded in 1995, today NHA manages over 100 schools in nine states, serving more than 60,000 students. NHA’s system of schools is designed to eliminate the achievement gap and provide school choice to families so their children are prepared for success in high school, college, and beyond.Who We Are
When Can My Child Start Kindergarten?
If you're wondering when your child can start kindergarten, you're not alone! Every state has its own age requirements for starting kindergarten, and they vary.Kindergarten Calculator
NHA operates schools with kindergarten programs across nine states. Use our kindergarten calculator to help determine when your child can start kindergarten at an NHA school.
What is a Charter School?
Our Schools, Our Stories
U.S. News & World Report: NHA Has Top 10 Best Charter Middle Schools in Michigan
Focus on December: A New School, Boosting Attendance, Exceptional Students, and Safety Leadership
Spotlight: The Lazoski Family Graduates Their Fifth Child After 26 Years at Vanguard
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Everything we do comes from a passion to provide our students the best opportunities for future success. This means we hold ourselves to a high standard of excellence and are always looking for individuals who share this passion. If you have a desire to teach eager minds and shape future leaders, we invite you to look at our open positions.Career Opportunities