School Type: Private, Rural
Year Elected: 2014
Heritage Academy’s vision is that no matter the household income, everyone should be able to receive a quality education. Heritage Academy is designed to encourage students and the adults raising them to reach for and develop our best selves through high quality academic work and the practice of the seven principles in our everyday lives. The Heritage Academy’s initiatives help students cultivate empathy as they identify a problem in the community and come up with possible solutions to solve them in a sustainable way.
- The academy has a system where they provide free bus rides to school and back home for children in remote communities and this has made it possible for the school to be accessible to and make an impact in major rural communities.
The community they have been able to cultivate includes alumni design programs where current students can learn and master leadership skills.