We are happy to answer any questions you may have about Heritage Academy.  If you do not see an answer to your question from our list of “Frequently Asked Questions” please call us at 208-595-1617.  Thank you.

Heritage Academy Parent Information

Where are you located?

Heritage Academy is located at 500 South Lincoln Avenue, in Jerome ID.  Our mailing address is:

Heritage Academy
500 S. Lincoln Ave.
Jerome, ID 83338

 

 

What is a public charter school?

Public charter schools are independent public schools that are free to be more innovative and are held accountable for improved student achievement. They foster a partnership between parents, teachers and students to create an environment in which parents can be more involved, teachers are given the freedom to be innovative and students are provided the structure they need to learn.

 

Religious Affiliation?

Does Heritage Academy focus on any certain religion?

No. Heritage Academy is a Publicly Funded Charter school and is not affiliated with any religious organization.

 

How are students selected to attend public charter schools?

Heritage Academy is a publicly funded and equal opportunity school with open enrollment. Students are selected by a  lottery style process.

 

Is there tuition for public charter schools?

No! Charter schools are publicly funded.  There is no tuition for your children to attend Heritage Academy.

 

Why is there a charter school in this community?

The Founders of Heritage Academy are excited to be able to provide an additional public education choice in this community, and believe the School Wide Enrichment Model (SEM) is unique, engaging, and individualizes instruction for students based on their interests, strengths, and needs.

 

Can students with a variety of needs attend Heritage Academy?

Heritage Academy is a public school that welcomes all students Kindergarten through 8th grade. The school will provide programs designed to meet the needs of diverse learners including: students with disabilities, English language learners, and gifted and talented students.

 

What makes Heritage Academy different?

Heritage Academy utilizes the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) created by Dr. Joseph Renzulli and Dr. Sally Reis of the University of Connecticut. This is a research supported model with 30 years of experience.

“Research on the SEM suggests that the model is effective at serving high-ability students in a variety of educational settings and in schools serving diverse ethnic and socioeconomic populations. These studies also suggest that the pedagogy of the SEM can be applied to various content areas resulting in higher achievement when implemented in a wide variety of settings, and when used with diverse populations of students included high ability students with learning disabilities and underachievers.”
(www.gifted.uconn.edu/schoolwide-enrichment-model/about_sem/)