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).
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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.
To learn more about our COVID-19 Re-opening Plans, please check out the links below:
Fridays at American Heritage are a Family Flex Day. That means Fridays are virtual days, with all grade levels working from home. Friday assignments will be posted on Friday mornings, but they won't be due until the following Friday, giving students time to work on them over a weekend and still be able to ask their teacher questions during the following week.
This change is based on comments and suggestions we have received from our parents and students, and we believe this change will reduce the pressure and stress on some of our younger students, and allow teachers to play a more active role in working individually with students to help them overcome any obstacles they encounter.
Our vision is to empower students by teaching them how to learn, take ownership of their learning, and further develop individual responsibility. Equally important, we want to give our parents flexibility on Fridays to be able to supplement in-school learning with family learning activities.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email your teachers or contact the school at (208) 529-6570.
American Heritage will no longer have late-start Mondays. With a Change to District 91's late start schedule, American Heritage has changed its schedule to conform to our busing contract with District 91. That means no late start Mondays. School will begin at 8:30 am, Monday through Thursday, with virtual Fridays (kids work from home on Fridays).
Click HERE for more information about the AHCS School Lunch Program or to apply for Free and Reduced Meals.
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
The AHCS Board of Directors will hold a regular Meeting at 6:30 pm on January 7, 2021 at 1736 S. 35th W. in the Liberty Lounge in the basement of the High School Building and via Zoom at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79911212375?pwd=enYrUjF2bHh4VXdGYTdCeEwyeEVFdz09.
NOW ACCEPTING ENROLLMENT LOTTERY APPLICATIONS
Admission to American Heritage Charter School (AHCS) is by an equitable selection process, a lottery, as described in IDAPA 08.02.04.203. To be considered for enrollment, please complete and submit this form to AHCS by the Lottery Enrollment Deadline of 4:00 pm on March 31. The Lottery will be held at 9:00 am on the first Saturday in April at AHCS. Only those applications for enrollment submitted on behalf of prospective students that are received prior to the Lottery Enrollment Deadline can participate in the Lottery. Admission is on a space available basis within each grade level. Students not selected for an open seat are placed on a waiting list in the order they are 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:
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.
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Shurley English ®
Math In Focus ®
Dave Ramsey Curriculum
Project and Mastery-Based Learning (grades 6-12)
Options for Digital Classes
Early College at CEI
Elementary Business Education
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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.