Heritage employs a unique method when it comes to how we do school. The course of study is built around a once a week, five-hour tutorial session with students in which work done at home with the family is reviewed; new ideas, concepts, and facts are developed and explained; and new assignments are given. These tutorials focus on the core concepts needed for mastery of the material being studied and will include tests to determine the extent of this mastery. In addition, there will be a review of written and oral assignments.
Courses are offered for nine months – 35 weeks, including finals week. (Our 6th grade class begins after Labor Day and meets for 3-4 weeks fewer weeks.
6th grade (Athens only): Tutorial hours are 8:30 - 11:30 on Thursdays in 2021-2022. Next year, it will meet on Wednesdays.
7th-12th grades: Tutorial hours are from 9 am – 2:30 pm, with a thirty-minute lunch break, although the second year foreign language courses add thirty minutes to the class day, as second-year foreign language students arrive thirty minutes earlier than first-year students. Thus, second-year foreign language students attend from 8:30 – 2:30.
We currently have two campuses: Athens area (6-12th) and Atlanta area (7-12th)
On TUESDAYS: we have classes for 7th/8th and high-schoolers in Athens/Watkinsville at Watkinsville First Baptist Church.
On WEDNESDAYS: we have classes for 7th/8th and high-schoolers in Atlanta at St. Elias Church on Ponce de Leon. In 2022-2023, the Atlanta students will meet on Thursdays.
On THURSDAYS, our 6th grade Athens class meets at Watkinsville First Baptist. In 2022-2023, the 6th grade class changes to Wednesdays.
We have virtual classes for our non-local students. These are also make-up classes for students who have missed the in-person classes.
The academy encompasses the core humanities section of the school. Subjects included are History, Literature and Composition (including vocabulary and grammar), Critical Thinking (including logic and apologetics), and Classical Languages. (Specifics for current year are shown in chart below.)
2022-2023: Our Focus
6th grade: World/US history fusion, reading, writing and study skills
7th/8th grade: Rotation A (American History and American Literature)
High School: Rotation D (US Government, GA History and World Literature)