United States History Class


Students in Mr. Zawacki’s United States History Class have debated the following questions: Was the American Revolution inevitable? Or could the Thirteen Colonies have remained attached to Britain for many years and then peacefully achieved their independence as the British colonies of Canada and Australia later did? How would the “meaning of America” have been different without this violent revolt from the mother country?



Beginning Art Class

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Chickens web


For National Chicken Month the Beginning Art Classes completed a Colored Pencil Drawing of a Chicken. Enjoy.

Heritage Academy Class of 2013

36 to Graduate at Heritage Commencement


Each year at the end of May there is a bittersweet moment for the teachers and administrators at Heritage Academy.  It’s the passing of an incredible milestone for many students, and the time to say goodbye as they step out of our doors and into the world forever.  Many will continue to pursue the passions that brought them to Heritage Academy in the first place.  Others will pursue passions and ambitions outside of their curriculum, but will surely meet success along the way.

This year’s class embodies that feeling even more greatly than classes past.  The Class of 2013 features some of the greatest talent that we have seen.  And, many of them will be attending colleges in the fall that prove it:

      • Yale University – golf
      • Notre Dame University – golf
      • Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo – golf
      • Purdue University – golf
      • Bucknell University – tennis
      • University of South Carolina – golf
      • UCLA – swimming
      • New York University – visual arts (film)
      • Western Carolina University – golf
      • Lynn University – golf
      • University of Central Florida – golf
      • James Madison University – golf
      • Boston University – tennis
      • East Carolina University – tennis
      • Texas A & M – golf
      • Elon University – golf
      • Western Michigan – tennis
      • University of Colorado – Colorado Springs – golf
      • Randolph College – equestrian
      • Quinnipiac University – golf
      • Darton College – golf
      • Queens College of Charlotte – golf
      • University of Tampa – golf
      • Randolph College – equestrian
      • University of Charleston – golf
      • University of Mobile – golf
      • University of NC – Greensboro – golf


It’s an incredible list and one that we couldn’t begin to express how proud it makes us.  Here’s to this year’s graduating class!


October HOPE in PINK Raises Awareness

October PINK

Spearheaded by Senior Alana Brand and Junior Bria’ Sanders, October’s “HOPE in PINK” campaign draws supporters of breast cancer awareness and philanthropy. HOPE permeates the halls of Heritage with weekly bake sales; pink clothing contests; bracelet, ribbons, and footprint sales; and other ways to raise funds for breast cancer research and to remind us all that this disease touches every one of us through family or friendship. Thank you, Alana and Bria’, for your time and dedication to such a wonderful cause, and thank you, Heritage school community, for supporting this with your participation and generosity! HOPE…IS ALIVE. Think Pink!

OLIVER! Don’t Miss MSYT’s Newest Show


Starring actress Tara Bianco and IJTA’s David Pullon…it’s the musical, Oliver, live at Main Street Youth Theater. Come one, come all to see this delightful rendition of a Dickens classic. Performances Oct. 3-7. Reduced prices for Heritage school family. Tickets available from Ms. Sprouse.

Landino Lands Student of the Month Award

Olivia Landino

Olivia Landino is the September recipient of Heritage Academy’s AM Student of the Month Award. The faculty selected Olivia, a senior, because she demonstrates the virtue of humility daily without fail and is most helpful in ensuring that her classmates find success too. Although she would never admit it, she is a class act and super student. Congratulations, Olivia, on your many successes at the school and on the golf links!

Humility Rewards Peter Cho

Peter Cho

Senior Peter Cho was selected as September’s Student of the Month by the PM faculty based on his daily demonstration of one of the school’s core values: Humility. Never letting anyone know how demanding a responsibility it is to do so very well in both his academics and in his golf training is simply Peter’s way. Taking his accomplishments in stride and without thought of reward or recognition is simply Peter’s style. Here’s to you, Peter! Congratulations.

MS Student of the Month Goes to Olga!

Olga Zavarotnaya

September Student of the Month for the Middle School is Olga Zavarotnaya . The honor code value  this month was Humility. Olga’s teachers selected her for demonstrating a graciously humble and helpful nature in and out of class. Congratulations to you, Olga!

Heritage Students Honored by Mayor for Community Service


Hilton Head Mayor Drew Laughlin began “The Mayor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award”  to honor middle and high school student who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspired others to engage in volunteer service.  To be recognized for this award, a student must have completed at least 50 hours of community service between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012.  Four Heritage Academy students were presented the Award by Mayor Laughlin at a special Awards Ceremony held Monday, May 14, 2012.

Bronze Level – 50 hours, Silver Level – 51-100 hours

Heritage Academy student Sydnee Wheeler – 58 hours

Heritage Academy student Spencer Woolfolk – 55 hours

Gold Level – 101-150 hours

Call to Service Level – over 150 hours  Three students achieved this award, and two were from Heritage Academy: Nicholas Wheeler – 399 hours and Tara Bianco – 151 hours

Congratulations to these four students!  If you are interested in receiving this award next year, please see Mrs. Sprouse for details about how you can begin your volunteer work and earn credit for your service hours over the summer.

AM Program Students of the Month


Senior blue chip tennis “ace”, Katie Hoch, middle school modern dancer Lily Green, and international golfer Tennoshin Ogawa were recognized by faculty for their consistent show of “Effort”, the honor code value featured for April. These three students pour tremendous amounts of effort into their grueling passion-area schedules as well as into their academic pursuits. Congratulations to each for modeling what a scholar-athlete and scholar-performing artist is capable of doing with such grace and achievement under pressure.