American Heritage School received accreditation through NWAC (now AdvancED) in 2009. This affords AHS all the benefits of regional and national accreditation provided to public and private schools recognized by the Utah State Office of Education.

In March of 2013, American Heritage School took another step toward dual accreditation by hosting a visiting team from the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, which joins AHS to a national community of independent school teachers and administrators who network, collaborate, and share best practices.

One of the most significant benefits of accreditation is school wide engagement in a recurring “self study” process, by which the school reflects on its best practices and areas needing improvement, and harnesses broad participation of the school community in the examination of strengths and weaknesses. The self study results in many practical improvements and also demonstrates the school’s commitment to ongoing progress.

For information related to AdvancED and NWAIS, please visit their websites at and If you have questions related to accreditation or would like to participate in our self study process, please contact AHS administration at 801-642-0055 or contact our Head of School, Mr. Grant Beckwith, at