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Hours 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Elsha Yorgason
Transportation options None

Programs

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Painting
5
Music
including: Orchestra
3
Languages
including: Latin
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Orchestra
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Poetry
Media arts None
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught American Sign Language (ASL)
Latin
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus None
Instructional / curriculum models used Advanced placement (AP) courses
Classical
Direct instruction
Gifted / High performing
Honors track
Instructional / curriculum models used (misc.) Concurrent Enrollment
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

16
Facilities
including: Music room
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Vocational or skills-based training Business management
Computer programming
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 74% 77%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 2%
Hispanic 5% 15%
Black 4% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

10
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
10
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
7
Clubs
including: Student council / government
Girls sports Badminton
Basketball
Cross country
Flag football
Golf
Kickball
Ski
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Boys sports Badminton
Basketball
Cross country
Flag football
Golf
Kickball
Skiing
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Boys sports (misc.) Team Sports in General
Girls sports (misc.) Team Sports in General
Clubs (misc.) National Junior Honor Society
  National Elem Honor Society
Clubs - dance Social and Hip Hop Companies
Clubs Boy Scouts
Chess club
Dance club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 5:30 PM

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically come from these schools Challenger
  Charter Schools in general
  Other private schools

Awards

Academic award Gates Scholarship
Year received 2012

Teachers

15
Staff
including: Special education coordinator
Staff Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Dance teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Special education coordinator
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
Mandarin
French
Japanese
Spanish
World languages spoken by staff (misc.) Norwegian

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.americanheritage-sj.org
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $2000
Tuition range (high) $6000
For the year 2014-2015
Vouchers accepted No
Financial aid offered Yes
Financial aid type School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Financial aid type (misc.) Scholarships for active duty military dependents & students who have lost an immediate family member
# of applications received 400
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 360
For the year 2014-2015

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012