Congratulation to the Class of 2015

Honoring the Graduating Class of 2015

Class of 2015

On Friday May 29, 75 students graduated from the Traditional Classroom Program at a ceremony held on the ECHS campus.

On Friday, June 19, 122 students in the Individualized Learning Program (ILP) participated in a graduation ceremony held at Kit Carson Park Amphitheater. During the 2014-2015 school year, a total of 174 students graduated from ILP. Continue reading

Summer Break


American Heritage Charter Schools will be closed from June 29th through July 19th. We will re-open on Monday, July 20th. If you are interested in enrolling just leave us a message, and we will contact you July 20th. Thank you … Continue reading

To Be or Not to ILP: A Life-Defining Choice


by ECHS ILP student Caroline Kornelsen

When I attended the orientation for entering the American Heritage Charter Schools (AHCS) system, I recall being intimidated by their slogan: “Education is our business.” As a homeschooler for the first eight years of my education, I hardly regarded my schooling, managed by a pancake-making, van-driving, dog-walking mom, as a business. Continue reading

Coach’s Corner

Dennis "Coach" Snyder

Dennis ‘Coach’ Snyder, President/Founder – American Heritage Charter Schools

Now that another very successful school year has come to a close for our American Heritage Charter Schools, it is time to express our gratitude to our parents and many supporters from the community who have contributed their ‘time and treasure’ to make the 2014-2015 school year so outstanding. The staff members at our schools, Escondido Charter High School, Heritage K-8 Charter School and Heritage Digital Academy Middle School, have enjoyed watching your students grow, thrive and learn throughout this past year.
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Drawing Out Genius – The Art of Personalizing Education Free DVD


The not-for-profit, Energize Students and Escondido Charter High School (ECHS) are excited to announce that their documentary, “Drawing Out Genius – The Art of Personalizing Education” (Drawing Out Genius) is complete and available to the public. Energize Students is pleased to announce that they’re giving away the documentary DVD for free to anyone interested in education reform and unique mentoring classroom programs demonstrated in the documentary. To view the documentary trailer and to order your free copy of the DVD, please visit to register and order your free DVD. Continue reading