School Board Statement

For Immediate Release


June 26, 2019

JEROME ID – The Heritage Academy Public Charter School’s Board of Directors met this morning to discuss recent press focused on its school and other Idaho charter schools.  The Heritage Board expressed gratitude for the hard work that its superintendent, Dr. Christine Ivie, and staff members do to help students at their school grow and succeed.

Heritage Academy Board spokesman and Chairman of the Board’s Personnel Committee, Jeff Pierson said that all of the Directors are confident in the school’s staff and superintendent.  Mr. Pierson commented that “We have experienced tremendous growth in our students' academic performance and that is a direct result of the hard work that our administrator, teachers and staff members do each day.”

Board members briefly reviewed assessment data provided by the Idaho State Board of Education and Idaho Department of Education.  When looking at academic data from state assessments, Heritage Academy students have consistently grown in math, language arts and reading proficiency.  Board Chairman Carroll Cone added “Our school has received recognition for the outstanding programs it has created and is well-known for its comprehensive approach to teaching and nurturing the whole child . . . this approach ensures students grow academically, socially, emotionally and in character and preparation for future success.”

Board members agreed that the school’s superintendent and staff members will continue to focus on students and their success.  Ms. Kris Gilgren, has served on the board for several years and has had students attend Heritage since it first opened added that “Our board members, superintendent and staff members believe in our students and our community.  Every day, we see the amazing things our students and our families accomplish.  We know that all of the children in Jerome and in the Magic Valley can and will accomplish great things in school and in life.”


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Welcome to Heritage Academy

Dr. Christine Ivie, Heritage Academy Superintendent & Principal
Dear Guardian or Parent ,

I am excited to welcome you to Heritage Academy! I look forward to getting to know you and your family.

The HA Board of Directors and I are grateful that you have entrusted us with your child’s education. We believe that all children are valuable and capable of great things. Heritage Academy has outstanding staff members who are focused on providing the foundation our students need to succeed. We have created a safe, nurturing and warm environment where each student is treated as an individual. Our goal is to help your child grow and achieve academic and social success and we look forward to celebrating each success!

Have a great year!


Dr. Christine Ivie, Heritage Academy Superintendent & Principal

Year Founded



From Aspiration to Reality


Heritage Academy makes learning fun! 

Students at Heritage participate in enrichment clusters that allow them to create real-world products and services based on their interests.  Imagine your child working with other students to write and produce a musical or design and publish a book.

Students at Heritage have used the skills and knowledge they acquire in class to achieve these things and more!  Our students achieve academic success and experience the fun and fulfillment of using what they have learned to achieve their dreams.

About Us


Heritage Academy students develop strong academic skills and an in-depth understanding of each core content area.

Heritage Academy uses the Core Knowledge Sequence as a framework for ensuring students leave school with a deep understanding of each content area; the skills to succeed in high school and beyond, and the ability to make connections, analyze information and solve problems.

Students of the Month.

Student Spotlight

September: Noah Bolton
October: Aries Harrell
November: Alice Bolton
December: Ubaldo Rios
January: Tory LeMoine
February:  Jaslyn Quintero-Garza

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Heritage Academy 2019-2020 Calendar


Heritage Academy has open enrollment and welcomes all K-8 students.
We do not charge tuition or fees and we provide free breakfast, lunch and a fresh fruit or vegetable snack to all students.

Contact the school at:
500 S. Lincoln Ave.
Jerome, Idaho 83338