Education is equipping our children to walk through doors of opportunity. ~President Lyndon B. Johnson
Young minds crave knowledge. Each child we teach to love learning will be successful in life. Beginning in Kindergarten, AHCS students are educated in three very important areas:
The Core Knowledge curriculum exposes students to a broad range of historical, scientific, and cultural topics that build on one another from grade to grade so students have a solid foundation on which to build for later educational success. This wide array of subject matter will not only develop literacy, but will also build the strong vocabulary necessary for true reading comprehension. Visit our Academics page to learn about the rest of our curriculum.
Great Expectations is not just a description of our methodology. It is the name of the component of our curriculum that teaches your child to be a great human being--not just a knowledgeable one. “Old fashioned” values, ideals, and principles like please, thank you, looking people in the eye, showing respect for yourself and others—and really knowing what that means—are incorporated into your child's daily activities. We are especially proud of the fact that these expectations extend to our staff who demonstrates by their example how to conduct themselves. Our students see that these principles and values apply to adults too.
We are the American Heritage Patriots! Our school colors are red, white, and blue. When you walk into our school, you will pass quotes/sayings, photographs, and posters about patriotism. Even our core of our dress code reflects our appreciation of this country as students wear red, white, or blue.
If you visit on the designated morning, you won't find the students in their classrooms. All students and school personnel will be gathered in the common area for the weekly, Rise and Shine Ceremony. Those assembled begin by saying the Pledge of Allegiance. This is followed by reciting our State of Idaho pledge and learning a patriotic song. Finally they are taught a word of the month, such as respect. They will learn to spell the word, define it, and implement it in their lives.