Our Model


Throughout the years, we have struggled with how to explain a model that is completely different than the traditional "take a number and get in line" educational factory. We are best defined as a place where two schools diverge as one; home education and the two-room schoolhouse come together for an updated modern look at education.  If you are dissatisfied with the quality of public school options and want an option other than homeschooling at the kitchen table,  think no further than Northwest Heritage Academy.

Our approach is founded on our belief that every student is valuable and capable of growth if the educator creates the right environment and tailors their plans towards each student's strengths and weaknesses. Our students engage in Socratic discussions, that require them to work in teams, to talk and to listen and thereby go beyond the textbook. Students are challenged to think critically and to go after their dreams. Our mentor programs guide students socially, academically and spiritually. Skill-based classes ensure that your child will not have to waste the day in pursuits typical of his chronological age. With the over site of skilled and caring teachers and tutors, students can move forward at a level that challenges and inspires them. At Northwest Heritage Academy every student is a success!

Note that all students must be registered as homeschoolers in order to receive credit for work done at the high school level.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "The man (or woman) who can make hard things easy is the educator." We have seen some great breakthroughs with students because we study the student just as much as we ask them to study. 

We Can Help Student's Of All Skill Levels

Students Who Find Themselves Behind

Whether they have a learning disability or are experiencing a less-than-ideal learning environment, we can help your child overcome their obstacles and grow.

Students Who Are On Pace With Their Peers

Northwest Heritage is not just for struggling students hoping to catch up. Our "whole person" approach to education helps students grow in every area and prepares them for college and for life after school.

High-Achieving Students

Our one-on-one approach is designed to help those who excel in academics go farther, faster. To facilitate this model, all students must register as a homeschooler in their county. Students attending classes at NWHA, regularly place into accelerated college programs. We are always working to expand our program to give our students every advantage in the complex and competitive world of academia. We proudly turn out graduates ready for university, trade schools and other forms of higher education.

Leveled Instruction
& Small Class Sizes

Since we keep class ratio's low, we are able to create classes aimed specifically at the needs of the students. Our 1:6 teacher-to-student ratio allows us to get to know our students and customize our instruction. We do not use extensive entrance exams to determine level placement because we are well aware that tests do not accurately reflect some student's abilities.

Student's are only placed after our teachers take the time to determine their current abilities and assess what courses they will need to achieve optimum learning. For example, if a 6th grade student can do Algebra 1, but is in 6th grade Reading and Writing, he would be placed in grade level classes with the exception of Math. The student would attend our Algebra 1 classes. It's all about meeting them at their level of academic ability. That is where the magic happens; that is where we are different from other schools. Our students are allowed to soar!

Full-Time Students
Students attend 9 A.M. to 3:15 P.M.
Monday - Thursday
Complete Academic Program
Half-Time Students
Students attend either
9 A.M - 12 P.M. or 12:30 - 3:15
Choose between 2 or 4 days a week
{2 or 4 classes a week}
Individual Classes
Students can choose individual classes to enrich their current educational program.

"Whole Student" Training

We are not only concerned about helping your child excel academically, we also give your child real-world skills that will help them be successful, well-rounded adults. Mentoring in relationships, time management, organization, and many other crucial soft skills happen every day by staff that have dedicated their lives to helping students grow in every area of their lives.

Our primary goal is to partner with you to help your child thrive. Contact us if you'd like to talk about how we can serve your children.