Today's Date: June 19, 2021
Panzura Signs Juneteenth Pledge   •   Egale Virtually Closes The Market   •   Sparks Are Flying! MCR Purchases the Home2 Suites by Hilton Evansville Just in Time for the Fourth of July   •   The Greater Indian Land Chamber of Commerce Formally Welcomes Watercrest Fort Mill-Indian Land Assisted Living and Memory Care   •   Procter & Gamble & Tribeca Studios Announce Widen the Screen Film Program Premiere at Tribeca Festival   •   Delaware Courts Close in Honor of Juneteenth While Courts Remain Overwhelmingly White Despite Activist Demands   •   How Diversity In Dentistry Mentorships Impacts BIPOC Communities   •   The first-ever Black-owned social job network built on blockchain technology launches Juneteenth   •   HITN Broadcasts “Vacunate Por Todos” Exclusive Program Addressing Common Vaccine Concerns and Questions Among the La   •   OHUB Hosts 2nd Annual Juneteenth 4.0 Celebration in New Orleans, Announces OHUB x NOLA Innovation & Equity District with 153   •   Bridging the Racial Wealth Gap: Milken Institute Outlines 14 Strategies to Partner with Mission-Focused Banks   •   Granite and Granite CANDID Partners with Black-Owned Businesses to Commemorate Juneteenth   •   Magellan Healthcare Hosts Webinars in Support of BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month in July   •   Mohawk Council of Kahnawake issues statement as Bill C-218 enters the home stretch   •   Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies Announces Scholarship for BIPOC Applicants   •   AHF Launches New Campaigns “Hook Up With Us” Addressing 6th Straight Year of Increases in STDs and “AHF Is Res   •   Clark Atlanta University Welcomes Vice President Kamala Harris To CAU And Accepts The White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Chall   •   Let's Kick Off Summer 2021   •    Coming Together: California Youth Connection and Foster Youth in Action Announce Merger Designed to Increase Capacity, Res   •   Author H. H. Leonards Partners with R.H. Boyd Publishing Corp. for book about the life and lessons of Mrs. Rosa Parks
Bookmark and Share

National Heritage Academies Celebrates 26 Years of Making a Difference

National Heritage Academies Celebrates 26 Years of Making a Difference

PR Newswire

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The birth of his son sparked J.C. Huizenga to think about education through the eyes of a parent. He believed that every child should have the opportunity to have a great education and that schools should be held accountable to produce results, so he opened the first National Heritage Academies (NHA) school, Excel Charter Academy, in 1995.

May 9-15 marks National Charter Schools Week and the 30th anniversary of the first charter school law, a time to reflect on NHA's impact and what keeps people rooted at the organization.

NHA has been in the business of making a difference in education for 26 years, now operating 90+ public charter schools across nine states serving over 60,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Dan Bartels has been with Excel for 24 years. Starting as a teacher, he moved his way up and has now been leading the school for 12 years. Bartels is also a proud Excel parent of four.

"I have appreciated NHA over the years because of the commitment to student learning, growth mindsets, Moral Focus, and care for others," said Bartels. "Having high care and high expectations is something that sets NHA apart."

Christy Spurrier, principal at Matthews Charter Academy, has been with NHA for 20 years. Spurrier's daughters attended Queen's Grant Community School and have since followed in her footsteps as Queen's Grant teachers, where her granddaughter now also attends. To Spurrier's family, NHA has become a family tradition.

NHA's Moral Focus curriculum teaches virtues like respect, integrity, perseverance, and courage daily to build strong moral character to help students grow up to be successful. Spurrier believes Moral Focus is what makes the organization unique.

"That is what I wanted for my kids, and it's what our society needs," she said. "These values are woven throughout the course of the day, and from the beginning, I believed in what NHA set out to do. We offer a choice in public education. I've had the opportunity to watch students grow up and witness them becoming productive members of society. The education provided at NHA played a vital role in that."

Bartels' and Spurrier's reasons for staying rooted with the organization's mission showcase the NHA difference. 

"At our core, NHA exists to change the lives of children through education," said Brian Britton, Chief Executive Officer at NHA. "We also infuse a Moral Focus approach into our curriculum that empowers students to become citizens of their community. That's the NHA difference. We are so proud of our educators and students, and cannot wait to see what the next 26 years will bring."

About National Heritage Academies:

NHA is a network of 98 tuition-free, public charter schools across nine states, serving more than 60,000 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. For more information, visit nhaschools.com.

Cision View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-heritage-academies-celebrates-26-years-of-making-a-difference-301289965.html

SOURCE National Heritage Academies



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
Breaking News
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News