After the birth of his son, J.C. Huizenga began to think about education from a parent's perspective. He believed every child should have the opportunity to receive a great education and schools should be held accountable to produce results. This led Mr. Huizenga to open his first National Heritage Academies school in 1995 - Excel Charter Academy - and his belief continues to drive our mission forward today.
National Heritage Academies is a network of 89 public charter schools serving more than 59,000 students in 9 states. Our early childhood, elementary, and middle school programs are designed to put children on a solid path to success in high school, college, and beyond. As a network, all National Heritage Academies schools share a common vision, while each individual school enjoys the flexibility of tailoring their program to meet the needs of their specific community.Find a School
Perhaps you've heard the term "charter school" but may not have been entirely sure what it means. You're not alone. By its simplest definition, a charter school is a tuition-free public school that offers parents a choice. National Heritage Academies is a network of charter schools under the management of a single company.More On Charter Schools
Our number one focus is our students and we take responsibility for their success.
We act with integrity and honesty to make the right choices and follow through on our commitments.
We respect and support our families and each other.
Our schools have the highest standards for academic and behavior resulting in an environment where students can succeed.
Every financial and academic choice is designed to put children's needs first.