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Please find the 2024-2025 school calendar here

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 2021 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 the 2021 school year.  Starting this Monday, September 27, 2021,our Rise and Shine Assembly will be held virtually through Zoom as we adhere to the CDC guidelines of limiting social gatherings as much as possible. We will continue to monitor the cases of Covid-19 in our community and make adjustments as needed.

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:

Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan Checklist

Procedures and Policies for Re-Opening

AHCS has been fortunate enough to receive ESSER funds this year. This is the plan on how we will utilize the funds for our stakeholders information.



The AHCS ANNUAL Board Meeting will be held at 6:30 pm on July 11th, 2024 at 1736 S. 35th W., in the elementary school.



Admission to American Heritage Charter School (AHCS) is by an equitable selection process, a lottery, as described in IDAPA The 2023-2024 Lottery will be held on April 6th, 2024. We are now accepting applications until the deadline of March 30th, 2023. Please reach out to the school should you have any questions or concerns.


Apply ONLINE here: 




Download paper application and mail to 1736 S. 35th W. Idaho Falls, ID 83402



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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