Building Tomorrow's Heroes Today

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 its 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.

Headlines & Features


Michelle Bueler of Bueler Funeral Homes. (Photo by Bill Helm)
Michelle Bueler of Bueler Funeral Homes. (Photo by Bill Helm)

15 years later, 9/11 memories burn strong, Former New Yorker Tony Gioia honors fallen 9/11 heroes by giving back

Posted On: 2016-09-19 12:18 PM
From Camp Verde Bugle / CVBugle.com...

It was 15 years ago Sunday that four attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda killed close to 3,000 people, injured more than 6,000 others and destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City. Tony Gioia said it still feels like it just happened.
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Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker
Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker

First Edkey Professional Development Day of 2016-2017 School Year

Posted On: 2016-09-06 12:13 PM
On August 26, Edkey staff came together for the first Professional Development Day of the school year. After an opening address by Edkey CEO, Mark Plitzuweit, teachers met with site-based teams and grade level PLC's to discuss data and student outcomes.
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(Photo by Bill Helm, CVBugle.com) After seven years with Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District, Rimrock resident Maria Keller drives the school bus at American Heritage Academy in Camp Verde.
(Photo by Bill Helm, CVBugle.com) After seven years with Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District, Rimrock resident Maria Keller drives the school bus at American Heritage Academy in Camp Verde.

Camp Verde American Heritage now offers bus service

Posted On: 2016-08-27 01:45 PM
From Camp Verde Bugle / CVBugle.com...

For the past few years, American Heritage Academy's Cottonwood campus has provided bus service for its students. That same service is now available for students who attend the school's Camp Verde campus.
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(Photo by Bill Helm, CVBugle.com) As principal at American Heritage Academy’s Camp Verde campus, Lance Barnes says he can “see the benefits right away.
(Photo by Bill Helm, CVBugle.com) As principal at American Heritage Academy’s Camp Verde campus, Lance Barnes says he can “see the benefits right away."

Charter school's new principal, teachers happy with program's 'atmosphere'

Posted On: 2016-08-27 01:42 PM
From Camp Verde Bugle / CVBugle.com...

After two years as assistant principal, teacher on assignment and gifted specialist at ... [New AHA Camp Verde Principal Lance] Barnes says he's quite happy working at a small school where he can "see the benefits right away."
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Mike Bibby Shooting Clinic at AHA Cottonwood

Posted On: 2016-08-18 03:37 PM
Join use for the Mike Bibby Shooting Clinic at AHA Cottonwood on August 27 from 2 PM to 4 PM. Cost is $65 per player / $40 for AHA Students. For more information contact Chris Johnson at 480-678-5520.
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