The curriculum, methodology, and structure of American Heritage School are grounded in God’s principle of individuality, which affirms that each individual and creation is revelational of God’s glory, diversity, and individuality. In principle and practice, the school seeks to affirm the identity and uniqueness of each individual and recognizes that each has been created and organized for a specific and distinct purpose. With the recognition that all are equal and independent, no person is permitted to harm any other person in his God-given life, liberty, or property. This principle provides the foundation for unity with diversity, based in a common commitment, faith and knowledge of Christ’s love and law.
American Heritage School’s instruction and environment teaches appreciation and respect for the individuality of each entity. Instruction also centers on the recognition that each has a well-defined existence fitted by God for a special purpose. Each individual is acknowledged to be responsible and accountable for his or her own actions and choices. This recognition provides a means through which unity is enriched, bringing to the whole a diversity of voices that seek to serve God and one another, and to work together to strengthen each individual and the school as a whole. This is reflected in a school community that fosters kindness, respect, sensitivity and appreciation for all individuals. By participating in such a school community, our students are better learners and more responsible citizens.
American Heritage School does not discriminate against any employee, student, employee applicant, or student applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical and/or mental disability. American Heritage School adheres to this non-discrimination policy with respect to all of its policies and programs, including educational programs, employment and admission programs, scholarship and financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. In keeping with the school’s religious orientation and purpose, as well as with the school’s desire to respect the dignity and diversity of individuals, the school affords equal opportunity in employment and admission on the basis of sexual orientation, but not on the basis of conduct. All members of the school community are required to comply with the American Heritage School Honor Code, which requires chastity outside of marriage, and fidelity in marriage, as further defined in The Family, A Proclamation to the World (“The Family Proclamation”), issued by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The school affirms the centrality of doctrines in The Family Proclamation relating to human sexuality and gender, as well as the sanctity and significance of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The school, as is permitted by accreditation standards and regulations, prefers faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in employment. American Heritage School also affirms that all people are equally beloved children of God and deserve to be treated with love and respect, and we recognize the critical importance of a safe campus environment for all students and employees.