American Heritage Academy has been named the Best Charter School in the 2016 Readers Choice Awards for the Verde Independent and Camp Verde Bugle.
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.
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.
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.
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.