National Heritage Academies Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Pros
  • The benefits were pretty decent and I worked with very dedicated teachers (in 9 reviews)

  • NHA has a great group of professionals who care about the education of children (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Teachers are overworked and underpaid (in 3 reviews)

  • Low pay, and decisions are made based on profit, not student growth (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Teacher

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    Current Employee - Instructor/Mentor in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Instructor/Mentor in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits Salary is ok for a teacher Bonus at the end of the year Opportunity to advance within the system

    Cons

    Turn over rate is high Inconsistency within administration


  2. Dean

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    Former Employee - Dean of Students
    Former Employee - Dean of Students
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NHA is a great company overall. They have great schools across the country. Many of the teachers and leaders are dedicated to the growth of children.

    Cons

    At times you come across colleagues who are not dedicated to the students. This can be the result of a school being too data driven. Although it is important to achieve good test scores, we need to remember that students are not robots.

    Advice to Management

    Find qualified people to lead your schools.


  3. Ok place to work.

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    Current Employee - Middle School Mathematics Teacher in Mount Clemens, MI
    Current Employee - Middle School Mathematics Teacher in Mount Clemens, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Heritage Academies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay with raises given depending on performance. Caring atmosphere among colleagues. Many resources given to aid in performance.

    Cons

    Non-unionized. Teachers are not allowed to take a days off or their position could be taken away. Administration places blame on teachers for student behavior. Teachers are not treated as professionals and under constant scrutiny.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the professionals you've hired to do their jobs.


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  5. Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at National Heritage Academies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits! Good Support for new teachers

    Cons

    Low pay scale, Over ambitious in expectations. no duty-free lunch


  6. paras

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at National Heritage Academies part-time

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    not enough compensation, disorganized at times


  7. Library/Technology Aide

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    Current Employee - Library/Technology Aide in Canton, MI
    Current Employee - Library/Technology Aide in Canton, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice staff; short distance to work.

    Cons

    Low pay and doesn't get paid for snow days and other days off. No room for advancement without a teaching certificate.


  8. Helpful (2)

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Teacher in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Heritage Academies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone on staff truly cares about what is best for children. NHA wants to make people strong team members that have time to collaborate.

    Cons

    No time off. Sometimes NHA is ran more like a business than a school. Longer school day and school year than most schools. Leadership can make of break a school.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through. Be consistent. Make sure there is a strong leadership team in place. It does not matter where the school is. Any school can be great with great leadership.


  9. Teacher

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    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, lots if professional development training.

    Cons

    Low salary, no room for advancement, no support with behavior with students

    Advice to Management

    Create a position of a dean of student behavior, it is needed.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Too many observations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at National Heritage Academies full-time

    Pros

    I loved working with low income students and making a difference in their lives.

    Cons

    I was observed twice a week and always received positive comments but I felt like the administration was always breathing down my neck because of these observations.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your teachers. If students are making academic gains and teachers are performing well, there is no need to constantly walk in their classroom and record them on an iPad.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Paraprofessional

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    Current Employee - Title I Paraprofessional in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Title I Paraprofessional in Gary, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    National Heritage has been good to me. I may not make the most monies,but, the love, compassion, caring and understanding staff and students makes kife worth it all. I have no complaints of this great organization. I salute Jeff, our CEO. Get investment, great idea for our children.

    Cons

    Salute the proprofessionals and he ISP team from time to time. Give them incentatives, bonuses and raises like the teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Remain the same.



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