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.
Classes begin at 8:30 AM and end at 3:20 PM, Tuesday through Friday. Tutorial (grades 4 and up) is from 3:15 to 3:45 PM, Tuesday through Friday.
Exploration Mondays are reserved for our enrichment programs, which include mini-courses in subjects such as Cooking, Art, Music, Leadership, Yearbook, and Physical education.
School office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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.
Heritage Flex Academy serves about 300 students in grades K-8.
No. Parents are responsible for arranging transportation to and from school.
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.
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 the Core Knowledge Sequence as a framework to guide our curricular focus. 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.
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.
Our students participate in a variety of co-curricular activities such as robotics, leadership, class field trips, and junior high social gatherings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No. A new waiting list is created every year.
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.
Yes. All prospective Heritage Flex Academy families are encouraged to attend one of the campus tours held in November through March of each year. There will be time for questions and answers following the tour. To schedule a campus tour click here. Please check the school calendar for dates and times of lottery and parent orientation. .
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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