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Upcoming Dates

June 4 - August 3: Summer Programs at HCS
July 19: Summer Info Night
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[August 7-21: See Getting Started Calendar*]
August 9: New Family Orientation // PTF New Family Picnic
August 15: First Day of School (Grades 1-12)
August 17: Friends of Fine Arts Picnic
August 22: SGO Tax Credit Information Luncheon
September 9: C2O Carnival & Concert
September 27: Eagle Golf Classic

*View the 2018-19 Getting Started Calendar for information regarding orientations, new family activities and start-of-school events.

All School Announcements

HCS Receives Indiana Advanced Placement Award

Posted on June 15, 2018

This week the Department of Education announced that Heritage was an Indiana Advanced Placement Award recipient. See the full announcement below:

Advanced Placement Award Recipients Announced by the Indiana Department of Education

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Adam Baker
Press Secretary at Indiana Department of Education

The Indiana Department of Education announced today the 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) Award recipients. To be selected, schools must have at least 25 percent of their 2017 graduating class receiving a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam.

“Research shows access, participation, and success in AP courses prepares students for the rigors of higher education,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I am proud to say Indiana schools are providing preparation for future opportunities for our students. I applaud the success of each student and school who worked hard to meet the rigorous demands of Advanced Placement work."

AP is a research-based program designed to facilitate student participation and success through delivery of college-level courses and corresponding exams in the high school setting. Qualified students who pass AP courses enroll in college at higher rates, require significantly less remediation, and have higher first-year grade point averages and credit hours earned than other groups of students. For the 2016-2017 school year, 12,270 graduating students passed at least one AP exam with a 3 or better. This is an increase of three percent from the prior year, and an increase of 120 percent over the past 10 years.

An award ceremony will take place today, June 12, 2018, from 1:30-3:30 PM (ET) in the North Atrium of the Indiana Statehouse. The ceremony is open to the public and media is encouraged to attend. For a complete list of awarded schools, click here.

To view the original press release, click here.

You're Invited to the 2018 Eagle Golf Classic

Posted on June 1, 2018
2018 Eagle Golf Classic

You're invited to the 2018 Eagle Golf Classic on Thursday, September 27th at River Glen Country Club. This annual event supports Educational Support Services through the Heritage Fund, providing life-changing scholarships for deserving Heritage students. [Learn More]

May 2018 CEO Update

Posted on May 24, 2018

What an exciting year it has been!

I pray that your family has experienced quality education, genuine care, encouraging new experiences and the love of God through Heritage this year.

This Friday, we celebrate what could easily be termed our most important achievement, the most important application of our mission. We will celebrate the Class of 2018 as they graduate and enter the next phase of their lives.

My prayer for them is that they would run in the paths of God’s commands with broadened understanding, embracing God’s word as a light for their path. Those words are taken from the inspiring wisdom of Psalm 119.

“I run in the path of your commands, for you have broadened my understanding.” (verse 32)

“Your word is… a light on my path.” (verse 105)

What an awesome God we serve and trust.

As I reflect on this year, I realize how special it has been in so many ways.

An intense school accreditation process took place. It was seven years since our last accreditation. We were accredited with flying colors and high recognition for the school’s overall excellence.

We launched and communicated our next steps Vision 2020 Strategic Plan objectives. This, on the heels of tremendous achievement of prior strategic Vision 2017 goals.

We again received an “A” school rating from the state, and our students achieved outstanding results in SAT, ACT, ISTEP and other academic scoring.

At the start of the year, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education released the results of a 2013-2015 study ranking college preparedness (for public colleges). As I hope you all have heard and seen, Heritage Christian School was ranked the #1 College Prep School in Central Indiana.

We are also experiencing a season of change in the elementary school with some significant retirements. Four dear Heritage servants are retiring this year. They have a combined 100 years of involvement with Heritage. We wish Mary Lou Cooper, Karen Long, Elaine Fleetwood and Molly Lawton God’s richest blessings as they enter the next season of their lives. While you don’t easily replace that level of experience, we are excited to hear from Elementary Principal Brenda Klingerman of the strong caliber of new faculty that have chosen to apply to serve at Heritage.

We also want to celebrate success in our campaigns and enrollment. We want as many people as possible to experience the best Christian education possible in the best facilities possible. We desire to expand our reach for Christ.

Our Thrive Campaign reached its ambitious $4 million pledge goal nine months ahead of our target schedule. Because of a successful Thrive Campaign, faculty and staff compensation is increasing, debt is being eliminated, and we are equipping the school better than ever to reach out to the community with our story.

We have successfully increased enrollment two of the last three years after experiencing a seven-year enrollment decline. At this point for next year, all of our enrollment and admissions numbers are significantly higher than we have seen in the recent past. Our Open Houses have had record attendance, student shadows and tours are at their highest levels in recent history. Inquiries, and applications are up, and – although we cannot predict what summer enrollment activity will be – we expect to be growing again, with 1200 preschool through high school students from approximately 800 families.

As we wrap up our Thrive Campaign over the next year, collecting on our remaining outstanding pledges, we are excited to be able to introduce a new annual fund concept to help rally our community and meet our greatest needs each year. Since tuition and fees alone do not cover the full cost of Heritage operational expenses and needs, regular support from friends of the school is always needed. Learn more about the Heritage Fund at our website and watch for additional communications in the days and weeks ahead.

The Heritage Fund will provide the framework in which friends of Heritage can:

1. Invest in our campus
2. Invest in our students
3. Invest in our faculty and staff

The campus component of the Heritage Fund includes many items that we put on hold while we addressed critical Thrive Campaign needs. With a successful Thrive Campaign wrapping up, we now need to look at key areas of maintenance and renovation. For example, we have decades old carpet and aging classrooms and facilities in several of our areas. You are all cordially invited to hear and see more at a special open house tour and launch of the Heritage Fund on Thursday, May 31st at 7 p.m. (click here).

Another milestone from this year was that our 12-year-old stadium turf field had reached the end of its lifespan. It needed replacement. One of the most exciting pieces of news is that you will not be seeing the field replacement as one of the items of need in our Heritage Fund.

The reason is that our Health and Sport Performance Partner of 12 years, St Vincent has agreed to fully fund the field replacement. Praise God! We are truly humbled and excited by this great development. Major investments like this by our corporate friends are crucial, but there are many more needs that require your financial support. Your investment in the Heritage Fund provides the opportunity to ensure the school’s ongoing financial health.

What a marvelous year it has been, rejoicing in God’s provision and grace, maintaining our mission and vision, and watching God use Heritage. I have only scratched the surface of all the good things that take place at Heritage each and every day.

None of this year’s accomplishments could be possible without the partnership between our families and the school. To ensure we stay on track and meet your needs next year and beyond, we are constantly seeking feedback. We value every comment and insight provided, whether through surveys, meetings, and your communication to us. We want to constantly be getting better at what we do, honoring God in all we do.

Thank you for being part of this vibrant community. I pray that God would provide wonderful family fellowship for you throughout the summer.

Jeff Freeman


Other Information

Register for Summer Programs at HCS

Heritage Day Camps

We have day camps for every week of your summer! With a program that includes weekly field trips, daily Bible lessons, scholastic enrichment, outdoor activities, and arts & crafts, Heritage Day Camps have something for everyone. (Kindergarten-6th Grade)
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Fine Arts Academies

We're offering 2 new fine arts academies this year for students interested in art and theater! (6th-8th grade)
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Robotics Camps

We have 2 robotics camps this year - one for beginners and one for experienced robotics students.
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Jump Start

Jump Start is a week of activities, games and review work to help prepare your child for his or her new grade level after a restful summer. (For students entering 1st-5th grade at Heritage.)
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Fine Arts Band & String Academy

Band & String Academy is for students who are just starting on a new instrument. Sign up for the Academy to create a fun beginning experience for your young musician. Students will learn how to set up their instrument and play easy music that introduces good tone production and note reading skills. (For students entering 5th and 6th grade at Heritage.)
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Heritage Main Phone: (317) 849-3441

School Office Phone Numbers:
Elementary School: (317) 813-3895
Intermediate/Middle School: (317) 813-3884
High School: (317) 813-3877

School Absence Line Numbers
Elementary School: (317) 594-5859
Intermediate/Middle School: (317) 594-5861
High School: (317) 594-5860