National Heritage Academies
As of 2014, NHA operates 76 charter schools in nine states: Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, New York, North Carolina, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, and Wisconsin. Like all 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 as such have no geographic boundaries. The schools focus on college preparedness and serve students in grades K-8.
In 2011, NHA opened its first school in Milwaukee, two schools in southeastern Michigan and its eighth school in Detroit. In 2012, NHA opened schools in Grand Rapids, Mich., Canton, Mich., and Ypsilanti, Mich. 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.
- Foundations Academy
- Landmark Academy at Reunion
- Atlanta Heights Charter School
- Andrew J. Brown Academy
- Aspire Charter Academy
- Inspire Charter Academy
- Achieve Charter Academy
- Burton Glen Charter Academy
- Canton Charter Academy
- Chandler Woods Charter Academy
- Cross Creek Charter Academy
- Detroit Enterprise Academy
- Detroit Merit Charter Academy
- Detroit Premier Academy
- Eagle Crest Charter Academy
- East Arbor Charter Academy
- Endeavor Charter Academy
- Excel Charter Academy
- Flagship Academy
- Fortis 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
- Warrendale Charter Academy
- Wellspring Preparatory Academy
- Windemere Park Charter Academy
- Brooklyn Dreams Charter School
- Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School
- Brooklyn Scholars Charter School
- Buffalo United Charter School
- Riverton Street Charter School
- Southside Academy Charter School
- Forsyth Academy
- Greensboro Academy
- PreEminent Charter School
- Summerfield Charter School
- Queens Grant Community School
- Research Triangle Charter Academy
- Alliance Academy of Cincinnati
- Apex Academy
- Bennett Venture Academy
- Emerson Academy
- North Dayton School of Discovery
- Orion Academy
- Pathway School of Discovery
- Pinnacle Academy
- Stambaugh Charter Academy
- Winterfield Venture Academy
- Milwaukee Scholars
- "Excel Charter School Gets Approval For Building," Grand Rapids Press, August 11, 1995, p. A12.
- Franklin, Amy, "Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Charter School," Associated Press Newswires, September 27, 2000.
- Golden, Daniel, "Common Prayer: Old-Time Religion Gets a Boost at a Chain of Charter Schools," Wall Street Journal, September 15, 1999, p. A1.
- Kirkbride, Ron, "Banking Syndicate Raises $25 Million to Expand National Heritage Schools," Grand Rapids Press, July 12, 2002, p. A6.
- Knape, Chris, "National Heritage Remains in Class of Its Own," Grand Rapids Press, August 13, 2003, p. A10.
- Molinari, Deanne, "Peter Ruppert: Inside Track," Grand Rapids Business Journal, June 30, 1997, p. 5.
- "National Heritage Makes Money Running Charter Schools," Associated Press Newswires, December 2, 2001.
- Rent, Katy, "Going to the Head of the Class," Grand Rapids Business Journal, November 19, 2001, p. 3.
- Riede, Paul, "State Oks Southside Charter School," Post-Standard (Syracuse), December 21, 2001, p. A1.
- Schuetz, Kym, and Roland Wilkerson, "Charter School Sale Would Fund Expansion," Grand Rapids Press, October 9, 1998, p. A1.
- Singhania, Lisa, "Companies See Profit in Charter Schools," Associated Press Newswires, April 28, 2000.
- Weiker, Jim, "Charter Group Says It Has Funds To Grow," Grand Rapids Press, January 18, 2000, p. B1.
- 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"