For the past two decades, Heritage Prep has provided a rigorous educational experience designed to help students think with excellence, believe with confidence, and live with character. With the launch of the Heritage Prep High School, we now have the honor and privilege to equip our students to meet the demands of a constantly changing world.
Starting Dates for High School:
9th Grade – August 2021
10th Grade – 2022
11th Grade – 2023
12th Grade – 2024
The Humanities course seeks to challenge students with a single interdisciplinary study of history, philosophy, and literature. Classes are structured around Socratic seminars, led by students and guided by teachers to question, analyze, and articulate their perspectives on the very best of classical and Christian texts from Western Civilization, as well as the classics of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East during senior year. The course is designed to prepare students to interact with different philosophies in a thoughtful and meaningful way, while still being grounded in the truth of the Gospel.
The math curriculum begins with the study of geometry in 9th grade which creates the foundation for advanced math topics to include Calculus and Statistics. Students develop a solid foundation in mathematical concepts and problem solving skills as they advance through high school.
The science curriculum adopts a physics-first philosophy. An algebra-based physics course gives a solid foundation for chemistry, which provides the background for biology. Each course incorporates concepts from previous classes and provide historical and theological context for scientific thought and discoveries. Science instruction includes laboratory experimentation, and how to craft a well-structured written lab report.
Theology is the foundational course that integrates the ideas studied in the Humanities, Arts, and Sciences. Freshmen study Philosophy of Religion, an apologetics course that examines the principle arguments for and against the existence of God. Sophomores embark upon the study of Systematic Theology, while Juniors investigate Patristic and Medieval Theology through their participation in the Junior Seminar. Seniors then have a strong foundation to study the “Religions of the World” in the context of the Senior Seminar.
Latin in high school focuses on using the language to analyze and enjoy Roman literature in its intended form. Students learn advanced grammatical constructions and study different styles of prose and poetry while reading authentic Latin literature. Senior year, students have a unique class designed to cover a special topic in Latin literature based on an area that interests the students. This capstone course might be based on the collected works of a great author, a particular piece of literature, a historical period or event, a philosophical concept, a religious theme, a notable figure in history, or a literary genre.
Students study choral foundations focusing on deepening the application of proper singing and choral techniques. Repertoire includes a cappella and accompanied works from the Renaissance to the current century. Students participate in concert and chamber choir. Chamber choir is an auditioned choir.
All students continue their study of art focusing on different mediums. Coursework includes 2D Design and Drawing, Printmaking, Fabric and Graphic Design, Photography, Documentary Film, and Animation. During Junior and Senior year, students take an AP independent study class.
We equip students to utilize technology appropriately with a focus on preparing them for college.
Weekly Chapel is planned and implemented to inspire students to learn the joy and importance of worship. High School chapel will take place on Friday mornings. Students will participate in a combined school-wide chapel monthly. Worship service will begin with singing, followed by a message from a student, faculty member, or outside speaker. Parents are welcome to attend.
The Chapel experience is a fundamental and distinctive part of a Heritage education. Its purpose is to provide the spiritual overtone that should guide students’ decision-making in their daily lives.
Each class participates in community service projects where they are the hands and feet of Jesus. Service projects are selected by each House during High School Reconnect.