National Heritage Academies
3.0 of 5 27 reviews
www.heritageacademies.com Grand Rapids, MI 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 22, 2014

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Jeff Clark

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Nice company to work for.

Data Associate (Current Employee)
Grand Rapids, MI

I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNHA has a great group of professionals who care about the education of children...and they are a family-friendly institution.

ConsSalaries aren't very competitive for the general workforce.

Advice to Senior ManagementLack of leadership skills may be an issue as many of the managers are young and inexperienced. Actually, some of the directors lack leadership skills as well but upper management doesn't see it, nor do they seem to care. I would suggest offering leadership training throughout the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This was my first teaching job out of college.

Teacher (Former Employee)
Detroit, MI

I worked at National Heritage Academies full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFair pay, amazing and dedicated staff

ConsLong hours, high expectations, lots of turnover

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I am a teacher of over 5 years, currently working in an elementary classroom.

Music Teacher (Current Employee)
Grand Rapids, MI

I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time for more than 5 years

ProsStrong moral focus emphasis; teachers committed to their craft and helping students reach potential. Majority of parents are engaged, supportive, and interested helping their children meet with success.
Good benefits!

ConsCorporation is heavy-handed; curriculum changes frequently as does report card. Little support in terms of textbooks and materials. I feel this is, in part, due to the frequent changes that take place within the curriculum. Not a fan of the dean model which involves frequent classroom observations and feedback which is given during "planning" period. I can be trusted to be a good, even excellent, teacher who wants the best for my students.
More and more of our planning time is taken up with mandatory tasks and meetings. Many playground supervisions required as well. NHA schools ask more of their teachers than traditional public schools and for less pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementBefore implementing more changes in curriculum, plan for resources to support your teachers in the classrooms.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time for more than a year

ProsPeople are very friendly and welcoming.

ConsThe compensation is low. The salaries are not competitive compared to the public schools.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I have been working at National Heritage Academies

ProsGood insurance for employees and families.

ConsTime off policy needs to be established.

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