National Heritage Academies
National Heritage Academies, Inc. (NHA) is a for-profit charter school management organization headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was formed in 1995 by entrepreneur J. C. Huizenga. NHA schools use the NWEA test as a measure of student performance.
As of the 2014-15 school year, NHA operates 80 charter schools in nine states: Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, New York, North Carolina, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, and Wisconsin. As charter schools, NHA schools are publicly funded schools and charge no tuition. They are authorized by state-approved institutions such as universities and school boards, and therefore have no geographic boundaries. The schools focus on college preparedness and serve students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, (depending on the school).
Nearly 22,000 students are on waiting lists for NHA schools.
National Heritage Academies' stated objectives are: NHA partners with local boards to build and operate charter public schools that serve students in grades K-8. NHA's system of schools is designed to eliminate achievement gaps and provide school choice to families, with the clear objective of preparing children for success in high school, college, and beyond.
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- Aspire Charter Academy
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- Willow Charter Academy
- Achieve Charter Academy
- Burton Glen Charter Academy
- Canton Charter Academy
- Chandler Woods Charter Academy
- Cross Creek Charter Academy
- Detroit Enterprise Academy
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- Detroit Premier Academy
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- Excel Charter Academy
- Flagship Academy
- Fortis Academy
- Grand River Charter Academy
- Great Oaks Academy
- Hamtramck Academy
- Keystone Academy
- Knapp Charter Academy
- Lansing Charter Academy
- Laurus Academy
- Legacy Charter Academy
- Linden Charter Academy
- Metro Charter Academy
- North Saginaw Charter Academy
- Oakside Scholars Charter Academy
- Paragon Charter Academy
- Paramount Charter Academy
- Plymouth Scholars
- Prevail Academy
- Quest Charter Academy
- Reach Academy
- Regent Park Scholars
- Ridge Park Charter Academy
- River City Scholars
- South Arbor Charter Academy
- South Canton Scholars
- South Pointe Scholars
- Taylor Exemplar Academy
- Timberland Charter Academy
- Triumph Academy
- Vanderbilt Charter Academy
- Vanguard Charter Academy
- Vista Charter Academy
- Walker Charter Academy
- Walton Charter Academy
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- Wellspring Preparatory Academy
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- Brooklyn Dreams Charter School
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- Buffalo United Charter School
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- Forsyth Academy
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- PreEminent Charter School
- Summerfield Charter School
- Queens Grant Community School
- Research Triangle Charter Academy
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- Alliance Academy of Cincinnati
- Apex Academy
- Bennett Venture Academy
- Emerson Academy
- North Dayton School of Discovery
- Orion Academy
- Pathway School of Discovery
- Pinnacle Academy
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- Milwaukee Scholars
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- Wyatt, Edward, "Charter School to Raise Topic of Creationism," New York Times, February 18, 2000, p. 1.
- Home page. National Heritage Academies. Retrieved on November 27, 2011. "Find Us 3850 Broadmoor Ave SE, Suite 201 Grand Rapids, MI 49512"