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2018-2019 Christian Heritage Academy

CEEB Code: 471984

Main Office: (540) 483-5855


Fax: (540) 483-9355

Administrator: Tony Quist

College Counselor: Catherine Spence


Christian Heritage Academy is an independent, non-denominational Christian school run by a Board of Directors. Currently we enroll 185 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Established in 1980, the school graduated its first senior class in June of 1984. Christian Heritage Academy is accredited by the National Association of Private Schools and holds membership in the Association of Christian Schools International.


Christian Heritage Academy is located in Franklin County in south central Virginia. The county is primarily rural, with the local economy based on small farms, local businesses, and a few manufacturing industries. Our student body consists largely of families from this socio-economic group. Because of economic constraints inherent to this area, many of our graduates choose to attend community college for at least one year before transferring to a four-year institution.


Our academic program is based on a standard yearlong system with seven 49-minute periods for classes and one 49-minute period for lunch. The maximum course load is seven (7) credits per year. We currently offer two diploma tracks: the standard high school diploma, which requires 24 credits; and the advanced diploma, which requires 26 credits and must include four credits each in math and science, three credits in foreign language, and one credit in Advanced English.

Honors courses are offered in calculus, physics, Bible IV (upon completion of an honors thesis), and Advanced English.

Grading System

Christian Heritage Academy uses a 10-point grading system with the following breakdown:

100 A+ 87-89 B+ 77-79 C+ 69-67 D+ < 60 F
94-99 A 83-86 B 73-76 C 63-66 D
90-93 A- 80-82 B- 70-72 C- 60-62 D-


Students are ranked according to GPA within their class years.

GPA Calculation

A student's GPA is calculated using a 4.0 scale, with honors courses adding up to an extra half-point. Final grades are submitted at the end of the school year, at which time they are recorded on a student’s transcript and the grade point average is calculated.

Class of 2018

The class of 2018 had 10 graduates:

  • 2 students earned a 4.0 - 4.49
  • 4 students earned a 3.5 - 3.99
  • 2 students earned a 2.5 - 2.99
  • 2 students earned a 2.0 - 2.49

Standardized Test Results

60% (6) of the Class of 2018 took the SAT I

Average Scores:

  • Evidence-based Reading & Writing = 607
  • Math = 572

Post High School Placement

  • 10% (1 student) matriculated to a 4-year university
  • 60% (6 students) matriculated to a community college

PSAT, SAT, ACT Testing 10 – 12

At Christian Heritage Academy, our commitment to preparing each student for college includes offering PSAT testing to 10th grade students and SAT/ACT testing to 11th and 12th grade students. Our faculty is devoted to each student performing well on these tests and often offers test prep classes to any student who may be interested.

Graduate Matriculation Since 2011

Liberty University
Western Washington University
University of Virginia-Wise Patrick Henry Community College
Virginia Tech Virginia Western Community College
Roanoke College Kansas City Kansas Community College
Wingate University Central Virginia Community College
Lynchburg College University of Virginia - Charlottesville
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University University of Mary Washington

Contact Information

Catherine Spence

College Counselor

(540) 483 – 5855