September 2014
The link to recorded classes has been added to the videos page. If you want to review a recorded class you can find it here.

Information Visits for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
In preparation of Heritage Academy’s 4th year, it will be hosting another information
visit on Thursday, April 17th. To attend this formal information visit or schedule
another visit, please contact Theresa Leffler at 330-419-0915 or ftleff@aol.com.

Heritage Academy Offers Capstone Class for 2014-2015
For the 2014-2015 academic year, Heritage Academy will offer a new class,
the Capstone class. It will provide a practical application of what the students have
been learning over the years through their classical Christian education.

The class will focus upon the biblical underpinnings of Christian stewardship and its
practical applications in 5 key areas of life. They will study Matthew 7: 13-14,
Matthew 25:14-18, Matthew 13: 18-23, and Matthew 6:31-34 to ground the notion
of stewardship. Then they will explore ways of applying Christian stewardship in five
major “gifts” that God has given us: the areas of the mind, the body, finances,
community, and the gospel. For mind, they will look at ways they can continue their
own mental development throughout their lives. For the body, they will examine
health and wellness, which will include nutrition and habits of exercise. For finances, they will look at ways to earn money (entrepreneurial projects), ways to budget, ways to give, and ways to save. They will also examine secular voices on finance management to see whether these align with biblical principles. For community, they will use a target analogy: for example, the students’ immediate community is their family. Then the circle extends to next-door neighbors, and then the extended neighborhood. The target model will be used to structure the students’ relationships at church, school, with their friends, and then at work. Students will develop ways to nurture relationships and to hold themselves accountable to maintaining those relationships, especially among fellow believers. Finally, they will develop ways for students to continually revisit the gospel message and the gospel’s effects on their lives. The students will develop innovative ways of sharing the gospel in their target communities. Toward the end of the course, they will discuss ways these areas overlap. For example, stewardship of mind and stewardship of community lead one to believe that family-led independent schooling is a mandate even if other means of schooling (i.e., a co-op or a public school) are simultaneously in place.

Dr. Horn will lead the seniors and juniors through these exercises over the course of the year. We look forward to seeing what he and the Lord accomplish with the
students.

Heritage Academy Integrates PSEO Program
Because many of the Academy’s students obtain an ample amount of credits toward graduation, the juniors and seniors have the option of taking Post Secondary Education classes at Kent State’s Twinsburg campus. Heritage Academy has coordinated its class schedule to allow the students to attend certain classes without interfering with the schedule at the Academy. This has been a great opportunity for students to get a taste of college academics and test the skills that they have been honing at the Academy.

About Heritage Academy
Heritage Academy is a classical, Christian study center that works in partnership with home schooling parents. The Academy completes the classical education model by leading students through the final stage of the Trivium: Rhetoric. In doing so, the Academy insists upon high academic standards and strong personal character from its the students. Our focus is upon literary excellence, sound reasoning and a deep appreciation for Scripture, Western Civilization and our Lord Jesus Christ. The Academy’s teachers are its greatest asset. All of our classes are taught by teachers who have strong credentials and experience in teaching their respective subjects.
Each of them have a deep passion for conveying the intricacies of their subject to
their students. With the assistance of our teachers, parents obtain the help that they need to complete their high schooler’s education with excellence and excitement. As students become older, there is an inherent need to interact with their peers to expand their horizons and discuss and develop ideas in a way that cannot be done in a vacuum. The Academy provides students with the opportunity to interact with other students who have developed a love for learning. It also helps parents further develop the relational benefits of home schooling. In essence, the Academy gives students and parents the best of both conventional education and home schooling. The Academy follows the university model for its class schedule- i.e., classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We offer a slate of core classes throughout all 4 years of high school. A la carte classes are also available. Because we do not have classes on Tuesdays and Fridays, students are afforded an opportunity to pursue their individual interests on those days. The Academy’s campus is located at 21 Aurora Street, Hudson, Ohio, inside Christ Church. For more information about Heritage Academy, please email Theresa Leffler at ftleff@aol.com