News and Highlights

 2016 National School Choice Week and Rally to the State Capital

Heritage Academy is pleased to participate in the 2016 National School Choice week that will culminate in a rally to the state capital where school choice will be discussed with lawmakers, parents and other students from around the state. Activities included this year are a field trip where our students learned all about Basque culture including dance and music, tour the capital building, as well as a flash mob (dance). Last year this event was covered by many media sources including the Idaho Statesman.

 This promises tob be a great experience for our students and we are very grateful to the sponsors who paid for the bussing required.

 For more information download the School Choice Day flyer here.

Heritage Academy Is the recipient of $1894.00 Grant from Idaho Dairy Council

Heritage Academy has been awarded a Dairy Does Good Foodservice Strategies Grant. The grant is for a transportation cart that will be used to provide fresh foods to our children during meal service and snack times. We would like to thank the Idaho Dairy Council for the grant and the continuing support of our school food service program. Thank you!

The Idaho Dairy council also awarded Heritage Academy with a new milk cooler and Waring commercial blender during the 2014-2015 school year. The blender has been particularly beneficial to our school breakfast program and allows us to provide our students with delicious fruit smoothies at least once per week. Thank you!



Heritage Academy Is the recipient of $10,000.00 Grant from Glanbia Foods

Heritage Academy would like to thank Glanbia Foods for their generous grant of $10,000.00. The funds were used to update our cafeteria with new equipment, lunch trays and a refinished floor! These improvements have greatly improved Heritage Academy's food service program and would not have been possible without Glanbia's generosity! Thank You!



Heritage Academy Joins Other Area Schools in Offering Free Breakfast and Lunch to all Students

The Times News ran a story on August 14, 2014 about the implementation of Heritage Academy's new free breakfast and lunch program. Click HERE to read the article.



Side Journal February 2, 2014

Heritage Academy

Christine M. Ivie, Ed.D.

School Administrator, Heritage Academy Superintendent, District #479

Heritage Academy students are tackling real life challenges as part of their

regular school schedule. Heritage Academy offers all of its students the opportunity

to participate in weekly enrichment clusters that are student-directed

and standards-aligned. Students are allowed to choose their own clusters and

each cluster produces a real-world product or service.

This semester, students are focused on wood-working; sculpture; cooking;

birds; manners; photography and sign-language. Past clusters have written

and performed musicals; published a coloring book; started a bully-free

program and taken hiking trips, among many other accomplishments. HA

students also participate in instruction in core content areas. The things that

they learn in their language arts, math, science and social studies instruction

are often applied in clusters. Students look forward to going to their clusters

each week. It’s something that allows them to see how learning applies to the

real world and it›s one of the highlights of many students› school experience.

Heritage Academy is located at 500 S. Lincoln Avenue, in Jerome. The

school is a tuition-free public charter school that is open to any K-8 student in

the Magic Valley. Students are selected through a lottery process to ensure all

students have an opportunity to enroll. The lottery for the 2014-15 school year

will be held on April 10, 2014 and lottery registration is currently open.

Parents may contact the school at 595-1617 or stop by and visit for more