Feel School Choice is Worth the Wait
National Heritage Academies Celebrates
National Charter Schools Week
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 05, 2014—Parents
seeking school choice opportunities for their children applied to National
Heritage Academies (NHA) in record numbers this year, leaving 20,952 students
on a wait list. One of the nation’s largest charter school management companies,
NHA operates 76 public charter schools in nine states.
a school has more applications than there are open seats available, a random
lottery is utilized to determine enrollment. After seats are filled, the
lottery continues to draw positions for the wait list. If a child who was
accepted to the school leaves for any reason, the student at the top of the
wait list is offered a seat.
have experienced record numbers of applications and demand for our schools with
wait lists of more than 2,000 students at some schools,” said President and CEO
of National Heritage Academies Chip Hurlburt. “We appreciate the support we
receive from parents who feel so strongly about the quality school choice NHA
NHA school model offers kindergarten through eighth grade in one building with
a heavy focus on academic excellence and college readiness. Teachers also incorporate
a unique moral focus curriculum into every day lessons that are encouraged and
opened two new schools this year: one in Michigan and one in North Carolina. It
plans to open four more for the 2014-2015 school year in Michigan (1), North
Carolina (1), and Louisiana (2).
vision is to better educate more children and we will seek to fulfill that
vision, in part, by opening new high-quality schools in hopes of offering
additional spots for students,” said Hurlburt.
Heritage Academies is joining charter schools across the country in celebrating
National Charter Schools week May 4 – 10. The week is designed to help raise
awareness about how charter schools operate and the educational choice they
provide parents. NHA students and staff will share their school pride with each
other this week and reflect on the academic achievements met so far this year.
Academies is a charter school management company operating 76 schools in nine
states for the 2013-2014 school year. It is currently serving more than 50,000
students in grades kindergarten through eighth.