Math, Science, Fine Arts, and P.E.

We currently do not offer math and science courses. Students may still get those courses on their high school transcripts by following Georgia Accrediting policies about transferring in such courses. The policy is described later on this page.

The Board of Regents of the State of Georgia requires that all students who wish to enter a University System of Georgia school must have four high school math courses worth one credit each, with at least one math course more advanced than Algebra II.
 

Teacher/Student Recommendations

Physical Science, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology

Mrs. Diane Moran taught the following courses for several years at Heritage and plans to continue teaching them from her home.

Gwinnett
Diane Moran
3283 Kimberly Woods Court
Lilburn, GA 30047
(404) 509-7352
dianerae@bellsouth.net


Chemistry

Dr. Douglas Allen taught chemistry at Heritage for the past two years. He plans to continue to offer the class at his home in the coming years.

Athens
Dr. Doug Allen
(706) 540-3326
fireantmanager@gmail.com


Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus

Mrs. Suzanne Welch is a highly respected math tutor who has shown excellent results over many years.

(706) 546-7851


Fine Arts & Physical Education

Fine arts and PE credit (required in Georgia) may also be added to the Heritage transcript when the guidelines set forth by our accrediting agency are followed. Initial and final paperwork as well proof of participation are required. Proctored testing is NOT required for fine arts and fitness credit as it is for academic subjects.

 

Transfer of Credits

The Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC) allows us to transfer in grades for classes not taken at Heritage and include them on a student’s transcript. Prior to the start of classes, parents must complete a form indicating which outside classes their student(s) will be taking during the upcoming school year. The form is to be submitted to Heritage together with the appropriate fee. (Attendance at an accredited school for one complete year is required before any outside course can be accredited. At the end of the first year, all properly documented outside courses will receive accreditation and will be added to the student’s transcript.) In addition, students must take tests in each course under our auspices at least once each quarter (that is, three times per year per course) during our regularly scheduled test times. These testing times will be posted on the Heritage web site calendar. The grades for these proctored tests are to be reported to our registrar immediately. At the end of the school year, we will need a complete list of all grades for the course for that year (including test grades, grades on quizzes, and grades on lab work), together with a cumulative average for the year.

In order to transfer in academic courses taken outside Heritage and have those grades included on a Heritage transcript, students must take at least three tests under our auspices. Regular testing times are made available throughout the year. Tests are to be graded by the parent or outside tutor and grades submitted to Heritage via email within a week of the testing date. At the end of the year, parents or tutors are to submit he grade sheet for the year showing a cumulative average for the year, together with all the grades that went into arriving at the average. It is not sufficient to count just the three tests taken at Heritage for the final grade (excluding others), nor is it sufficient to give only three tests during the school year. The intent of the accrediting commission is that we have all test grades to compare with the three taken under our auspices. If homework or labs are included as a component in arriving at the cumulative average, they must be graded. It is not appropriate to give a perfect score of 100 on the assignment simply because a student turned in homework or a lab. More detailed information is available in our handbook.

Some of what you read on this page may sound a bit redundant, but so many people have misunderstood the procedure that we are trying to explain it every way we can. The apostle Paul frequently repeated himself when he was trying to make sure his readers got the point, so we hope you will forgive us for doing the same.