American Heritage Academy is Now Enrolling Students for the Fall 2013 Semester!

Why Choose AHA?

There's a number of reasons to choose American Heritage Academy...

  • Earn College Credits before you graduate high school.
  • Take part in a patriotic, community based school environment.
  • Learn strong academic and leadership skills.
  • Small Class Sizes - no more than 22 students to any class!
  • Learn to Think and Dedicate Yourself to Serving Others.

Our Mission : "Building Tomorrow's Heroes Today"

We promote America’s founding principles through a classical liberal arts education fostering personal greatness, community service, strong academic and leadership skills, while reaffirming hope in a caring environment.

What’s So Special About American Heritage Academy

American Heritage Academy (AHA) is a non-profit 501-C-3 public charter school that was founded in 1995 by a group of “home-school” parents. It received it’s charter from the State of Arizona to educate students in traditional basics, with emphasis on the great role models of the past. Concerned about the lack of statesmen, conservation of America’s freedoms and classically trained leaders, AHA was formed to “build tomorrow’s heroes today.” Students come to have a knowledge of and respect for the ideals and values of the great men and women of history, particularly our founding fathers.

American Heritage Academy's Cottonwood campus serves K-12 and our Camp Verde campus serves K-8.

AHA is a Testing Site for PSAT, SAT and ACT

American Heritage Academy (AHA) is a testing center to its own students and is open to testing all home school students and other public school students who wish to do so. For more information visit American Heritage Academy's PSAT/NMSQT Website.

AHA in the News
Friday, workers from Etico Construction Group lay the foundation for American Heritage Academy’s new multi-purpose building, which will include a gymnasium, classrooms, office and kitchen. On Monday and Tuesday, the pre-assembled building will arrive at the Camp Verde charter school. VVN photo by Bill Helm

NEW BUILDING coming to American Heritage Academy

Posted on 03/28/2015
A charter school under the umbrella of Ed Key, AHA will receive an addition to its school that will consist of a new multi-purpose gymnasium, three classrooms, a new administration office and a kitchen. According to Ed Key CEO Douglas Pike, the new gymnasium will allow AHA to stray away from having to use the Camp Verde Unified School District's gym when in need, which will be a big help not just for the school, but for the students as well.   Read more
AHA Cottonwood announces New Principal Eric Evans

AHA Cottonwood announces New Principal Eric Evans

Posted on 12/10/2014
It is my distinct pleasure to announce that Mr. Evans has been promoted to the full principal position, effective December 1, 2014. This promotion is in recognition of his initiative in taking on responsibility, his dedication to raising the standards at AHA, and his commitment to the students, staff, and families. This promotion will allow the acting principal Mr. Rhineheart to resume his duties as assistant superintendent.  Read more
Edkey / Blue Cross Blue Shield Walking Works Challenge

Edkey / Blue Cross Blue Shield Walking Works Challenge

Posted on 09/03/2014
WalkingWorks is a Blue Cross Blue Shield online tracking platform, inviting you to move from “learning about” to “doing something about” your health. You can use time or miles to record your physical activity, then log and track individual progress on the interactive web portal.  Read more
American Heritage Academy Senior and the 2014 Verde Pride Student of the Year Shares Her Journey to India to Complete a Homework Assignment

AHA Senior Shares Her Journey to India to Complete a Homework Assignment on Sonoran Living

Posted on 05/14/2014
American Heritage Academy Senior and the 2014 Verde Pride Student of the Year Shares Her Journey to India to Complete a Homework Assignment  Read more
Mingus Union High School student Christina Bourne’s three-piece portfolio (top left, bottom left and bottom right) earned the NAWS Senior Scholarship Award. Shown top right is “Down by the River” by MUHS student Haley Backus, which won the El Valle Artists’ Association Award for “best representation of the Verde Valley.”

AHA High school artists shine at NAWS show

Posted on 04/29/2014
Northern Arizona Watercolor Society presented its 24th valley-wide Student Art Show April 26-27 at Sedona Red Rock High School. Over 490 entries in all art media were on display featuring student artists from Sedona Red Rock High School, Big Park School, West Sedona School, Verde Valley School, Camp Verde High School, Mingus Union High School, American Heritage Academy, Rimrock Public High School, Southwestern Academy, Flagstaff High School, Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, and Sinagua Middle School.  Read more
Brianna Strobel (left) and Kaitlyn Witt, seniors at American Heritage Academy and students of Verde Valley Ballet were notified that they were accepted into dance programs at universities in Florida and Mississippi.

Two AHA students accepted into college dance programs

Posted on 04/27/2014
After weeks of anxious waiting, two Cottonwood high school seniors and students of Verde Valley Ballet were notified that they were accepted into dance programs at universities in Florida and Mississippi.  Read more
AHA & Student Community Outreach Programs

American Heritage Academy's "Giving Back" program continues the spirit of giving throughout the year. AHA students in Cottonwood donate an hour of class time each week to local nonprofit organizations including; Red Rock Rehab, The Central Arizona Food Bank, Buena Vista Bright Futures and The A.R.C. To graduate from AHA, each High School Senior is required to create and implement a local community service project that range from Adopting a Grandparent to Diaper Drives and other creative programs that help community members.

Read All About Our Students' Community Outreach Programs

AHA Students Give Back at Red Rock Rehab

AHA Students Give Back at Red Rock Rehab Posted on 02/08/2013 by DeeAnn Deaton
Mandy LaBrie, Staffing Director, and Kathy LaPort, Activities Director, at Red Rock Care and Rehab in Cottonwood said that AHA students visit with their senior residence, assist with social activities, birthday celebrations and other events. Learn more...
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Upcoming Events
   Easter Sunday
   Apr 05 2015
   Spring Concert
   Apr 23 2015
   AHA World's Fair
   Apr 28 2015
   HS Art Day
   Apr 29 2015
   Art Day
   Apr 30 2015
   Verde Valley Fair - No School
   Apr 30 2015
   Mother's Day Tea
   May 07 2015
   AHA Moments Concert
   May 07 2015

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