Partner Programs

Heritage Academy offers a college prep program designed to promote academic excellence while enhancing the opportunity for students to maximize their potential in areas of individual interest associated with athletics, the arts, or research and scholarship. Heritage Academy requires that each student be involved in a formal training program with an approved partner, or seek approval from the Head of School for an individualized program in their area of interest, or passion area. High school students are required to participate in fifteen (15) hours of training and middle school students are required to be involved in seven (7) hours of training per week.

Heritage Academy has partnerships with the following organizations. Students who are not involved with one of the following partners will need to have an individualized program and weekly schedule approved by the Head of School.


International Junior Golf Academy

The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) trains junior golfers for success in tournament golf and beyond. IJGA is the only academy in the world that combines training, academics, and competition. Through their supportive and competitive environment, students develop the critical qualities of commitment, goal setting and a consistent work ethic to best impact their academics, golf, and future endeavors.

Rose Dhu Equestrian

Providing first-class riding and jumping instruction for all levels. Students are prepared by highly qualified trainers to compete in various exhibitions and tournaments.

Coastal Discovery Museum

Coastal Discovery Museum will offer the Barrier Island Discoveries Program beginning fall 2008, to provide interested Heritage Academy students in grades 5 through 9 the opportunity to gain in-depth understanding about the culture, heritage, ecology and residents of the Lowcountry. This program will be held three days a week from 1:30-3:30 p.m. allowing students to add six hours toward their passion area requirement.

Hilton Head Island Main Street Youth Theatre

Main Street Youth Theatre is a nonprofit organization that provides theatrical experience to amateur local young talent through participation in high quality instruction and productions.

Hilton Head Dance School

Hilton Head Dance School is the official school of the Hilton Head Dance Theatre. Instruction in ballet, hip hop, tap and jazz dance is provided by a team of professional dancers, including founders Karena and John Carlyle. Students perform throughout the year at local events and at productions held at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

Van Der Meer Tennis Academy

Van Der Meer Tennis Academy has an integrated approach and commitment to academics, on-court training, physical training, mental toughness, nutrition, and tournament scheduling. Injury prevention is practiced and coaches personally assist players in every facet of their development.