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National Heritage Academies celebrated its schools during the Leadership Summit with the annual Eagle Awards ceremony, created to recognize schools for their hard work.

Paragon Charter Academy was the winner of the Founder’s Award for excellence in Moral Focus.

Schools were honored for categories including:
  • Parent satisfaction
  • Employee engagement
  • Student attendance
  • Student enrollment
  • Safety
“The Safety Eagle Award is a great achievement for those who have earned it,” said Director of Safety & Health Brian Gard. “It shows they have committed to safety each day at their school and have the evidence to support their program. I am proud of all the winners.”

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all schools for celebrating.

2021-22 EAGLE AWARD CRITERIA & WINNERS

PARENT SATISFACTION: Awarded to schools with at least 90% of parents satisfied
(top two boxes) and at least a 50% response rate on the spring 2022 parent survey.
  • Achieve Charter Academy
  • Cross Creek Charter Academy
  • Excel Charter Academy
  • Greensboro Academy
  • Hamtramck Academy
  • Keystone Academy
  • Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy
  • South Canton Scholars Charter Academy
  • Summerfield Charter Academy
  • Vanderbilt Charter Academy
  • Vanguard Charter Academy

NHA Executive Director of Schools Michael Stack congratulates Cross Creek Principal Joe Nieuwkoop on the school’s parent satisfaction award.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: Awarded to schools with a Glint Employee Engagement
Index at or above 85 on the spring 2022 employee engagement survey.
Advantage Charter Academy
  • Burton Glen Charter Academy
  • East Arbor Charter Academy
  • Great Oaks Academy
  • Keystone Academy
  • Linden Charter Academy
  • Paragon Charter Academy
  • Pembroke Academy

NHA Chief People Officer Thea Reigler congratulates new Pembroke Principal Salwa Kinsey on her team’s award for Employee Engagement during the Eagle Awards ceremony.

STUDENT ATTENDANCE: Awarded to the top 10% of schools with the lowest percentage of students chronically absent. Criteria are measured by school type.
  • Advantage Charter Academy
  • Aspire Charter Academy
  • Eagle Crest Charter Academy
  • Excel Charter Academy
  • Forsyth Academy
  • Greensboro Academy
  • Peak Charter Academy
  • Research Triangle Charter Academy
  • Riverton Street Charter Academy
STUDENT ENROLLMENT: Awarded to schools with 1) count day enrollment at 100% of their enrollment goal, with an enrollment goal at or and above expected capacity and 2) ADM at 99% of the lesser of fall enrollment or offered capacity.
  • Achieve Charter Academy
  • Cross Creek Charter Academy
  • Excel Charter Academy
  • Foundations Academy
  • Greensboro Academy
  • Hamtramck Academy
  • Landmark Academy at Reunion
  • Laurus Academy
  • Legacy Charter Academy
  • Linden Charter Academy
  • Matthews Charter Academy
  • Peak Charter Academy
  • Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy
  • Queen's Grant Community School
  • Quest Charter Academy
  • Riverton Street Charter School
  • South Arbor Charter Academy
  • South Canton Scholars Charter Academy
  • Summerfield Charter Academy
  • Triumph Academy
  • Vanguard Charter Academy
  • Walton Charter Academy
TAKING FLIGHT AWARD CRITERIA & WINNERS

Taking Flight, was awarded to the top 5% of schools in each of the following
categories for the greatest improvement:

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: Awarded to the top 5% of schools with the greatest
improvement on the Glint Employee Engagement Index from the fall to spring employee
survey.
  • Canton Preparatory High School
  • Keystone Academy
  • Laurus Academy
  • Paramount Charter Academy
  • Westfield Preparatory High School
STUDENT ATTENDANCE: Awarded to the top 5% of schools with the greatest year-
over-year improvement in the percent of students chronically absent.
  • Andrew J. Brown Academy
  • Aspire Charter Academy
  • Inspire Charter Academy
  • Vanderbilt Charter Academy
STUDENT ENROLLMENT: Awarded to the top 5% of schools with the greatest
improvement in year-over-year count day enrollment, based on same-grade
configurations.
  • Center Line Academy
  • Mountain View Academy
  • North Dayton School of Discovery
  • Orion Academy
  • Stambaugh Charter Academy

NHA Chief Marketing Officer Tari Reinink congratulates Orion Principal Taneka Smith for her school’s Eagle Award.

PARENT SATISFACTION: Awarded to the top 5% of schools with the greatest
improvement in the percent of parents highly satisfied from the fall to spring parent
survey.
  • Advantage Charter Academy
  • Keystone Academy
  • South Canton Scholars Charter Academy
  • Taylor Exemplar Academy
  • Winterville Charter Academy

NHA Chief Executive Officer Brian Britton congratulates Advantage Principal Stephanie Jones for their Parent Satisfaction Taking Flight award.

SAFETY: Awarded to schools that were compliant with the NHA safety program,
completed the required emergency drills on time, participated in School Safety Week
(spring 2022), earned a top box score of 75%+ on the spring parent survey safety
question, and earned an overall score of 90+ on the spring Glint Employee Engagement
survey safety question.
  • Achieve Charter Academy
  • Advantage Charter Academy
  • Cross Creek Charter Academy
  • East Arbor Charter Academy
  • Fortis Academy
  • Greensboro Academy
  • Hamtramck Academy
  • Keystone Academy
  • Lansing Charter Academy
  • Legacy Charter Academy
  • Linden Charter Academy
  • Paragon Charter Academy
  • Peak Charter Academy
  • Pembroke Academy
  • Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy
  • Prevail Academy
  • Ridge Park Charter Academy
  • South Arbor Charter Academy
  • South Canton Scholars Charter Academy
  • Vanguard Charter Academy
  • Walton Charter Academy
  • Westfield Academy
  • Windemere Charter Academy

NHA Director of Safety Brian Guard congratulates the team from South Arbor after receiving their safety award.
 
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