Heritage Leads Top 10 List of Best College-Prep Schools in Central Indiana
Written by Lisa Abbott
A recent Indianapolis Star article cited Heritage as the top school in Central Indiana for producing college-ready graduates (“How Well Are Indiana High Schools Preparing Students for College?” by Arika Herron, Indy Star, Aug. 1, 2017). Based on data from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Heritage boasts the highest percentage (98 percent) of graduates enrolled in Indiana public colleges who are ready for college-level coursework. The impressive distinction confirms what Heritage families have known for over five decades; that the school excels at preparing students for an academic future that includes higher education.
But while academic preparation is a clear priority at Heritage, CEO Jeff Freeman says the school employs a wholistic approach to education that incorporates spiritual instruction into its academic training. “It is so awesome to be independently recognized for college readiness,” said Heritage CEO, Jeff Freeman. “Praise God! This recognition speaks to the excellence of the Heritage Christian value proposition; combining high academics and college prep with a biblical worldview. At Heritage, you do not have to sacrifice one to get the other.”
This recognition speaks to the excellence of the Heritage Christian value proposition; combining high academics and college prep with a biblical worldview. At Heritage, you do not have to sacrifice one to get the other.
Heritage High School Principal Phil Nikirk says this combination of spiritual and academic instruction is a perfect combination that helps prepare students for the next phase of life after graduation. “I am always amazed and awestruck when I see how God calls us to where we can use the gifts and talents He gives us and reveals how we can use them to honor Him,” he said. “The honor of this number one ranking should be shared by our entire school community. Clearly, when you have a staff that is dedicated to the spiritual, academic and social growth of our students and you combine that with a college preparatory curriculum taught with a Christian Worldview, you get tremendous results.”