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May 19, 2021

Dear American Heritage Charter School Patriots and Families,

We have enjoyed this wonderful school year and the opportunity to teach your children. Today,
we received news that our sewer pumps burnt out and new ones have to be ordered. Due to
supply and demand, the pumps will take a few weeks to get here. So we had to make changes to
our school calendar because of the lack of restroom and water usage at our facilities. Here are the
following changes:

Thursday, May 20, 2021 and Friday, May 21, 2021:The elementary, middle, and high school
will have virtual days.

Monday, May 24, 2021: We will only have first and second grade come to the school so they
can go on their field trip. The field trip bus will leave the school at 11:30a.m., so we are asking
all first and second grade parents to bring their students around 11:00a.m. and pick them up at
2:30p.m. If you cannot bring your child, they can ride the bus at their regular schedule time.

Kindergarten, third, fourth and fifth grade will not have school on Monday. Middle school and
high school students will have virtual assignments.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 through Wednesday, May 26, 2021: There will be no school for
elementary students. The middle school and high school students will have virtual assignments.


Thursday, May 27, 2021: This will be the last day of school for elementary students. We will
hold school as normal with our Awards Assembly and our End of the Year Celebration including
our BBQ, fun, and games. We wanted to still celebrate for the great year we had this school year
and we look forward to having you come and celebrate with us. The celebration will begin at
11:00a.m. for first grade and we will work through the classes every fifteen minutes to eat their
lunch. If you cannot bring your child on Thursday, the buses will be running as normal.


Students in middle school and high school will also come to school on this day.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at (208)529-6570. Secondary
elective teachers will be in contact with their students regarding the field trips they have planned.

Thank you,
Tiffnee Hurst, Head Administrator and Shawn Rose, Secondary Principal

Due to continued Covid restrictions. We will be holding our lottery drawing via Zoom. 

The lottery drawing will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 3rd.

Please join us, click the link below.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 960 2238 5691
Passcode: um27NV

With the Global Pandemic and restriction on public events, you can imagine that our typical fundraising activities have been curtailed or are virtually non-existent.

If you're interested in donating to AHCS to support things like the AHCS Music Program, our Patriotic Education activities, upgrades to our school security features, and other programs, we invite you to donate through our Square Donations portal, linked below. You are also welcome to mail or drop off any donations to the school.

Also, with the year 2020 coming to an end in just a few months, we wanted to remind you of some of the tax benefits that come from donating to American Heritage Charter School. AHCS is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, but more importantly, we are also an Idaho Public Charter School.


Idaho has a unique tax credit for contributions to schools. Gifts to AHCS may qualify for a 50% tax credit (a reduction in the actual tax you owe). If you itemize your taxes, a donation allows income tax deductions on your state and federal returns, plus the 50% Idaho income tax credit.

Concerning the Idaho education tax credit, Idaho individuals may take up to 50% of a gift of $1,000 (a tax credit of $500). Idaho married couples may take up to 50% of a gift of $2,000 (a tax credit of $1,000). Idaho corporations may take up to 50% of a gift of $10,000 (a tax credit of $5,000).

Donation to AHCS Federal Deduction State Deduction Idaho
Net Tax Benefit Net Cost of Donation
$2,000 $240 $138.50 $1,000 $1,378.50 $621.50
$1,000 $120 $69.25 $500 $689.25 $310.25
$500 $60 $34.63 $250 $344.63 $155.37
$350 $42 $24.24 $175 $241.24 $108.76
$250 $30 $17.31 $125 $172.31 $77.69
$125 $15 $8.66 $63 $86.66 $38.34

The amounts above are for informational purposes only and changes to the tax laws and your individual circumstances may produce different results.  The amounts depicted above contemplate a married couple, filing jointly, with $40,000 in taxable income, and assume the taxpayer itemizes personal deductions.  

AHCS cannot provide you any tax advice, and you should consult your accountant or tax advisor for more information.

We hope you'll consider supporting AHCS financially during this crazy year. Your donations can have a huge impact on our small school. 



Additional Information:  Idaho Statute Title 63 Revenue and Taxation Chapter 30 Income Tax



AHCS is committed to keeping our families and staff informed and safe as we get through 2020 and the global pandemic.  Currently, classes are occurring onsite, as scheduled, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Thursday, with Virtual Family Flex Days on Fridays.

We recommend that all students and staff wear masks when they are not able to socially distance.  We discourage and will generally not allow visitors into the building without special permission from the Principal.  If you need to come to the school, please call and make an appointment.  If you're dropping something off for your student, please call and the School Secretary will meet you at the door to take care of your needs. 

If you have questions or concerns, please email or submit a comment through the following Survey here:


To learn more about our COVID-19 Re-opening Plans, please check out the links below:

Letter to Families re: COVID-19 Plans

Procedures and Policies for Re-Opening

Frequently Asked Questions

Click HERE for more information about the AHCS School Lunch Program or to apply for Free and Reduced Meals.



The AHCS Board of Directors will hold its Annual Meeting at 6:30 pm on July 8, 2021 at 1736 S. 35th W. in the High School Building and via Zoom at

210708 Annual Meeting Agenda




Admission to American Heritage Charter School (AHCS) is by an equitable selection process, a lottery, as described in IDAPA The 2021-2022 Lottery was held on April 3rd, 2021. We are still accepting applications throughout the school year. If the grade you are submitting the application to is currently full, you will be placed at the end of the waitlist as it was drawn in the lottery. Wait List students may become eligible for admission at a later date if a vacancy occurs in their grade level. AHCS does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, sex, national origin, social or economic status, ancestry, or the special needs of students. 

Apply ONLINE here: 



Our vision and mission is to

"Create Patriotic, Educated Leaders"

Our Curriculum

Building Americans

E.D. Hirsch wrote in his book, In The Making of Americans, that there are two central reasons for public education in America:  (1) to create social mobility, allowing bright, hard-working students of all backgrounds to have the opportunity of the American dream; and (2) to create social cohesion, binding children of diverse economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds into citizens of a single nation. 

We celebrate the diversity of cultural backgrounds that have been brought together into the great American melting pot; and we strive to focus on the uniquely American ideals, history, culture, and Constitutional principals that bind us together as a nation. 

Guided by this Vision, our Board of Directors and staff take great care to research and utilize curricular materials that will afford our students the greatest possible educational advantage. All of the curriculum and materials used comply with content standards established by the Idaho State Department of Education.

Get to know the foundation of our curriculum, right from the source.


This months Curriculum

February 2021

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American Heritage Charter School Reopening Plan.  Definition of Community Spread for American Heritage Charter School. Low/No Spread * (CDC Category 1- No Community Spread) Minimal/Moderate Spread * (CDC Category 2- Minimal to Moderate Community Transmission) Substantial Spread *(CDC Category 3- Substantial Community Transmission) Evidence of isolated cases or limited community transmission, case investigations underway, no evidence of exposure in large communal settings like healthcare.

COVID Re-Opening Plan

American Heritage will start school on September 8 with our planned 4+1 schedule, which is regular sessions, Monday through Thursday and the Virtual Family Flex Fridays, where kids will be working from home (see note above). We are closely monitoring local community spread and public health conditions. 

Letter to Families re: COVID-19 Plans

Procedures and Policies for Re-Opening

Frequently Asked Questions

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