General Support and Scholarship Program
The General Support and Scholarship Program provides support and scholarships to attend Heritage Academy to students who show promise, and whose families do not have the financial capacity to pay. An annual full scholarship provides tuition, books, a daily meal, and bus transportation to and from the school (if required). All parents are required to pay a minimal charge (even if their child is on full scholarship), plus pay for a uniform.Donate Now!
Heritage Academy Summer Program
The Heritage Academy Summer Program operates a supplementary educational program for several weeks in July and August each year for approximately 250 students primarily in the public school system. This is one way The Schoerke Foundation tries to have an impact beyond the students enrolled at Heritage. A standard curriculum is offered in mathematics, English, French general science and social studies to assist the success rate of students. In addition, alternative subjects are taught including creative writing, critical thinking, geography, entrepreneurship, philosophy, music, art, ethics and agricultural science.
The program has become a vibrant and growing one for the Foundation. It is the primary vehicle used to connect American volunteers (and hopefully someday volunteers from other countries) to contribute to the work of the Foundation. Hundreds of American volunteers – teachers, high school students, business executives, retired people, musicians, and college students have gone to Ghana to teach in the summer program, intern and volunteerDonate Now!
Secondary School Scholarship Program
The Schoerke Foundation Secondary School Scholarship Program provides funding to deserving Heritage graduates to quality private secondary schools.Donate Now!
American Scholars Program
The American Scholars Program provides grants to American students to go to Ghana in the summer for three weeks to teach in Heritage Academy's summer program, and be immersed in the local culture. It has realized amazing results with many participants describing their experiences as being transformational.
See American Scholars under Get Involved for more information.Donate Now!
Capital Investment and Capability Development Program
The Capital Investment and Capability Development Program provides infrastructure and long term capital and capability development investments to the Heritage Academy (and eventually other qualified schools in Ghana). To date, this program has provided:
- A bus to trasport students
- A 15,000 book library
- A secondary school classroom building, consisting of 12 classrooms that accommodates over 300 students.
- A water transport and purification system (Kirkpatrick family grant)
- Electricity at the school (Schoerke and Heritage PTA)
Current needs include:
- Greater classroom space
- A computer lab
- A new school bus
- Dining Facilities
In addition, we recognize that continuous training and professional development is needed to be sure we provide the highest quality of teacher in our schools.Donate Now!