Where is Heritage Flex Academy located?

Heritage Flex Academy is located near the East Valley Community Center and adjacent to Heritage Junior High. Our physical address is 2269 East Valley Parkway in Escondido, CA 92027.

What are school hours?

Classes begin at 8:30 AM and end at 3:15 PM, Tuesday through Friday. Tutorial (grades 4 and up) is from 3:15 to 3:45 PM, Tuesday through Friday.

What about Mondays?

Exploration Mondays are reserved for our enrichment programs, which include mini-courses in subjects such as Latin, music, leadership, yearbook, and physical education.

What are the school office hours?

School office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM -  4:00 PM

How long has the school been in existence?

Heritage Flex Academy opened its doors in August 2016, however, our parent organization American Heritage Charter Schools has been operating in Escondido since the fall of 1996.

How big is the school and what grades do you serve?

Heritage Flex Academy serves about 250 students in grades K-8.

Is transportation to and from school provided?

No. Parents are responsible for arranging transportation to and from school.

Do you have a lunch program?

No. Heritage Flex Academy does not offer food services. Students need to bring a lunch, snack and water bottle from home. Microwaves are available for the upper grades to use.

Which curriculum does Heritage Flex Academy use?

Heritage Flex Academy uses a variety of books and materials, from kindergarten through eighth grade, to deliver a curriculum that is grounded in the classical trivium. We use Memoria Press (Public and Charter Schools Division) to teach students to read. Saxon Math is taught at every grade level. Great Books literature is taught in grades 6, 7, and 8.

How much homework should be expected?

We offer a challenging curriculum in our Flex Hybrid Learning option, but it is not our intention to overload students with excessive homework. The Flex Hybrid Learning option allows our students, who are involved with other interests and activities outside of school, time to enjoy these activities. We also understand the importance of family and leisure activities. Parents are expected to teach and support their children on home learning days.

What co-curricular activities does Heritage Flex Academy offer?

Our students participate in a variety of co-curricular activities such as robotics, leadership, class field trips, and junior high social gatherings.

Can Heritage Flex Academy students attend Escondido Charter High School?

Heritage Flex Academy students are eligible to attend Escondido Charter High School’s in the Flex Learning option without entering the lottery. If your student prefers the Traditional Learning option (five days on campus) at Escondido Charter High School, they will need to enter the lottery.

What is a charter school?

Charter schools are public, nonsectarian schools created through a contract or “charter” between the operators and a sponsoring school board. The California Charter School law gives charter schools freedom from many state rules and regulations in exchange for greater accountability for results. The charter defines the mission and methods of a charter school. The chartering authority (a district school board) holds the school accountable to its charter. As public schools, they are open to all children, do not charge tuition, and do not have special entrance requirements.

It is important to note that not all charter schools are the same and can vary significantly in their philosophy, overall design, and overall results.

Are parent volunteers encouraged?

Absolutely! We embrace parent engagement. In fact, our school was founded by a group of like-minded parents, educators, and school leaders. Parent volunteers are essential to the success of both the students and the school. We have many opportunities for parents to help the school throughout the school year.

How are students admitted to the school and how do I apply?

Applicants are selected based on a lottery system. The application period opens in October for the following school year. Applications received by the the closing date in March are included in the lottery. Parents are notified in writing in March or early April of their student’s enrollment, or waiting list status, for the following school year. Applications received after the lottery closing date are processed in the order in which they are received. Please check the Admissions page for more information.

Does the waiting list carry over from year to year?

No. A new waiting list is created every year.

Does the school have any priorities in enrollment?

Yes. Children of school employees and Board members, siblings of current Heritage Flex Academy students, and residents in the Escondido Union School District attendance boundaries have enrollment priority.

Do you offer campus tours or parent informational meetings?

Yes. All prospective Heritage Flex Academy families are encouraged to attend one of the campus tours held in November through March of each year. A parent information meeting is also held in February or March of each year. There will be time for questions and answers following the presentation portion of the meeting. To schedule a campus tour click here. Please check the school calendar for dates and times of parent informational meetings..

How do I obtain more information about Heritage Flex Academy or the American Heritage Charter Schools?

Please contact our Enrollment Coordinator, Olivia Relatores at (760) 466-1166, for more information about enrollment at Heritage Flex Academy. To explore our sister schools, please visit the “Schools and Popular LInks” tab in the upper left hand corner of this website.

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