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Great Hearts Forest Heights

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Learn how to tell and share your Great Hearts story as we gear up for the Texas legislative session!
Important topics this session will certainly include the state budget, health care, and education. Be assured that your voice, as parents, is valuable and impactful during the legislative process.
Register for this virtual parent advocacy training from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, and Wednesday, January 26. This event is sponsored by Choose to Succeed, an education non-profit based in San Antonio.
Tune in one night, both nights, or any time you can! The first night will focus on telling your family's charter school story. State Representatives Steve Allison (District 121) and Liz Campos (District 119) will join on the second night to hear from participating charter school parents. Let's have our voices heard.
To register, email [email protected]
I've only barely glanced at these videos and already my heart is racing with excitement of the teaching that is REALLY about to happen for our kiddos!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to ALL the teachers and staff who have worked so hard to put these together. I am VERY excited for this new adventure!
I am so impressed with what I am seeing on your page. Bless you all. I am excited to be sending our transferring sixth grader next year.
Are 6 graders presenting their projects to the class on Friday or are they just turning it in?
Hi one of my kids wants to order hot lunch. Where do I go to do that?
Thanks
We watched the channel 4 story and really would like to understand the school’s position why the parents cannot line up from the back entrance to pick up children??? It seems like that would be safer for the students, parents and citizens trying to get safely around your parents blocking Prue road up all the way to Babcock!

I drove through the school driveway and noticed the back looks like a safer place to release the children. That end of the street doesn’t get the heavier traffic that those turning left onto Prue. You could make that a one way drive, entering behind the Valero and gated neighborhood picking up in the back or even dividing the grades, some in back, others in front....would move faster.

Who oversees charter, public schools? Is it under the school district? How many students do you have and what is your capacity?
Is there a Facebook post for parents of Great Hearts Forest Heights students yet? When is the best sale at Dennis Uniforms?
WOW, so excited to get into Great Hearts for 4rd grade! Looking for anyone interested in car pooling from the Northern Oaks Great Hearts area?
Uniform question: I see that Dennis Uniforms is having a 15% off sale from now til January 27th. Any current families know if this is a good deal and a good time to purchase uniforms, or will there be a better sale closer to the start of school? Also, is there a resale page or group of families looking to sell their old uniforms? My daughter will be going in to kindergarten. And if there is a different page or forum to ask this question, please direct. Thanks!
Why doesn't a school devoted to beauty build beautiful school buildings?
Very cool seeing a newsletter in my inbox this morning. Great information!
Join the administrative team for Great Hearts Forest Heights! Ideally this position will start January 3, 2019.

Great Hearts Forest Heights is a classical liberal arts public charter school. We exist to cultivate the hearts and minds of our students through the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty.

05/28/2021

World Premiere of the 30 For 30 Wrap Up video featuring Headmaster Doughty.

05/26/2021

Congratulations to Landon M. from Great Hearts Forest Heights!
His design was selected out of entries from 17 academies in both Arizona and Texas to be displayed on the Summer Programs 2021 t-shirt for both states. Great Job Landon!
The shirt is included with registration for Summer Camp. There is still time to secure your spot for Summer Camp or one of our other Summer Programs starting June 7th!
Click to register: https://www.greatheartsamerica.org/summer-programs/

Congratulations to Landon M. from Great Hearts Forest Heights!
His design was selected out of entries from 17 academies in both Arizona and Texas to be displayed on the Summer Programs 2021 t-shirt for both states. Great Job Landon!
The shirt is included with registration for Summer Camp. There is still time to secure your spot for Summer Camp or one of our other Summer Programs starting June 7th!
Click to register: https://www.greatheartsamerica.org/summer-programs/

Photos from Great Hearts Forest Heights's post 05/14/2021

Today we celebrated all our newest and future baby falcons. Congratulations to all our expectant faculty members, and those whose babies were born recently. #BabyFalcons #GHFH #bundlesandbooks

Photos from Great Hearts Forest Heights's post 05/10/2021

Forest Heights is getting set for our first annual Falcon Faire on Saturday, May 22! Our school has been decorated to resemble a medieval castle, and our faculty and students are abuzz with excitement. Don't miss out on our very first Falcon Faire. You can find tickets and more information at www.ghfhpso.org.

05/01/2021

Today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for Great Hearts Summer Camp. Register before midnight tonight and save $25 each week.
https://forestheights.greatheartsamerica.org/academy-life/summer-programs/

Today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for Great Hearts Summer Camp. Register before midnight tonight and save $25 each week.
https://forestheights.greatheartsamerica.org/academy-life/summer-programs/

04/30/2021

Only 2 days left to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for Great Hearts Summer Camp. Register by 11:59pm on May 1st and save $25 each week.
https://forestheights.greatheartsamerica.org/academy-life/summer-programs/

Only 2 days left to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for Great Hearts Summer Camp. Register by 11:59pm on May 1st and save $25 each week.
https://forestheights.greatheartsamerica.org/academy-life/summer-programs/

04/29/2021

Just 3 days left to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for Great Hearts Summer Camp. Register by 11:59pm on May 1st and SAVE $25 each week.
https://forestheights.greatheartsamerica.org/academy-life/summer-programs/

Just 3 days left to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for Great Hearts Summer Camp. Register by 11:59pm on May 1st and SAVE $25 each week.
https://forestheights.greatheartsamerica.org/academy-life/summer-programs/

04/19/2021

Today we kick off our 30 For 30 Grade Level Competition! We're so excited to get this competition off and running. You can support our scholars by helping their grade levels win some awesome prizes! Go to the website below and make a donation! Every dollar you give stays right here on our campus. Thank you in advance for all your support!

https://forestheights.greatheartsamerica.org/support

Today we kick off our 30 For 30 Grade Level Competition! We're so excited to get this competition off and running. You can support our scholars by helping their grade levels win some awesome prizes! Go to the website below and make a donation! Every dollar you give stays right here on our campus. Thank you in advance for all your support!

https://forestheights.greatheartsamerica.org/support

04/15/2021

Don't miss out on your opportunity to enroll your student in our Great Hearts Summer Programs.

https://forestheights.greatheartsamerica.org/academy-life/summer-programs/

04/08/2021

In Athenaeum, March was full of Astonishing Animals!
In April, scholars will take a ‘sneak peek’ into Summer Camp and get a small taste of the excitement that awaits!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SUMMER CAMP VISIT: https://forestheights.greatheartsamerica.org/academy-life/summer-programs/
*Remember to register by May 1st to save $25 per week*

In Athenaeum, March was full of Astonishing Animals!
In April, scholars will take a ‘sneak peek’ into Summer Camp and get a small taste of the excitement that awaits!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SUMMER CAMP VISIT: https://forestheights.greatheartsamerica.org/academy-life/summer-programs/
*Remember to register by May 1st to save $25 per week*

[04/08/21]   Falcon Families: Reminder that tomorrow, Friday, April 9 is a FULL DAY. Pick up begins at 3:25.

Timeline Photos 03/03/2021

Timeline Photos

Great Hearts Texas is aware of the governor's statement regarding the statewide mask mandate ending March 10. We are not making any announcements at this time about our mask policy, pending direction from the TEA and careful deliberation about the best course of action. An update will be provided on or before Friday, March 5.

02/25/2021

In February, scholars in Athenaeum took a trip to Scandinavia as they celebrated the Hygge (HOO-gah) lifestyle of “The Happiest People on Earth”. After learning about the Scandinavian pastime of “winter swimming”, scholars (and teachers!) tested their ability to withstand the cold water with a brief experiment in icy water.
March will be full of adventure as scholars explore the world of “Astonishing Animals”.
REGISTER FOR ATHENAEUM: https://greatheartsforestheights.configio.com/pd/120/athenaeum-2020-2021?returncom=productlist&source=search

In February, scholars in Athenaeum took a trip to Scandinavia as they celebrated the Hygge (HOO-gah) lifestyle of “The Happiest People on Earth”. After learning about the Scandinavian pastime of “winter swimming”, scholars (and teachers!) tested their ability to withstand the cold water with a brief experiment in icy water.
March will be full of adventure as scholars explore the world of “Astonishing Animals”.
REGISTER FOR ATHENAEUM: https://greatheartsforestheights.configio.com/pd/120/athenaeum-2020-2021?returncom=productlist&source=search

02/17/2021

Dear Great Hearts Families,

As our community braces for yet another wave of winter weather Wednesday night, and many families are already without water and power, Great Hearts Texas is cancelling all in-person school, distance learning, and online school through Friday, 2/19.

Instruction is planned to resume on Monday, February 22, but local conditions can change at any time, and we will update you as we are able. Right now, many of our campuses and school personnel are without electricity, which means social media will be our primary means of communication.

In the meantime, stay safe—and to all those helping neighbors and friends in need, thank you! The Great Hearts community is weathering the storm together.

In solidarity,
The Great Hearts Texas Leadership Team

Dear Great Hearts Families,

As our community braces for yet another wave of winter weather Wednesday night, and many families are already without water and power, Great Hearts Texas is cancelling all in-person school, distance learning, and online school through Friday, 2/19.

Instruction is planned to resume on Monday, February 22, but local conditions can change at any time, and we will update you as we are able. Right now, many of our campuses and school personnel are without electricity, which means social media will be our primary means of communication.

In the meantime, stay safe—and to all those helping neighbors and friends in need, thank you! The Great Hearts community is weathering the storm together.

In solidarity,
The Great Hearts Texas Leadership Team

02/15/2021

Dear Great Hearts Texas Families,

Great Hearts Forest Heights will be closed on Tuesday, February 16 due to the winter weather. There will be no in-person, distance learning, or online school.

Thank you,
GHTX Administration

Dear Great Hearts Texas Families,

Great Hearts Forest Heights will be closed on Tuesday, February 16 due to the winter weather. There will be no in-person, distance learning, or online school.

Thank you,
GHTX Administration

02/12/2021

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.”
– Oscar Wilde

At the heart of what we do here at Great Hearts is conversation. Our seminars allow room for scholars to engage in purposeful and respectful conversations on everything from books, to poems and even our virtues themselves. That is why the virtue of friendship is so important at Forest Heights. Because without friendship there cannot be meaningful discourse.

Happy Great Hearts Day!

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.”
– Oscar Wilde

At the heart of what we do here at Great Hearts is conversation. Our seminars allow room for scholars to engage in purposeful and respectful conversations on everything from books, to poems and even our virtues themselves. That is why the virtue of friendship is so important at Forest Heights. Because without friendship there cannot be meaningful discourse.

Happy Great Hearts Day!

Photos from Great Hearts Forest Heights's post 02/11/2021

We are currently in the middle of a hotly contested spelling bee. Our scholars are doing great.

Photos from Great Hearts Forest Heights's post 02/11/2021

We are currently in the middle of a hotly contested Spelling Bee. Our scholars are doing great.

02/10/2021

A Message from your Director of Academy Giving

Mr. Ruiz, our Director of Academy Giving, gives you some insight into his unique role at our school, and explains how you can partner with us to support our Campus.

forestheights.greatheartsamerica.org/support

01/28/2021

This month, scholars in Athenaeum discovered the wonder and delight of the words and world of William Shakespeare and still found time for some great exercise outside!
In February, scholars will journey to Scandinavia and look to discover the secrets of “The Happiest People on Earth”. REGISTER FOR ATHENAEUM: https://greatheartsforestheights.configio.com/pd/120/athenaeum-2020-2021?returncom=productlist&source=search

This month, scholars in Athenaeum discovered the wonder and delight of the words and world of William Shakespeare and still found time for some great exercise outside!
In February, scholars will journey to Scandinavia and look to discover the secrets of “The Happiest People on Earth”. REGISTER FOR ATHENAEUM: https://greatheartsforestheights.configio.com/pd/120/athenaeum-2020-2021?returncom=productlist&source=search

01/06/2021

Great Hearts Forest Heights's cover photo

12/30/2020

During December, scholars in Athenaeum took “a look at YOUth” and celebrated young people throughout history. After sharing the story, The Desirable Shawl, about a girl’s selfless act of love for her mother, scholars practiced weaving on cardboard looms.

REGISTER FOR ATHENAEUM: https://greatheartsforestheights.configio.com/pd/120/athenaeum-2020-2021?returncom=productlist&source=search

12/19/2020

A Thank You From our Faculty and Staff

We would like to say thank you for your support during the Five Days of Giving.

12/18/2020

Five Days of Giving: The Final Giveaway!

Join us for our Final Giveaway of the week! Lots of great prizes to give out, including our grand prize of the Bio-Lift Facial from our friends at Koture Design Spa.

12/18/2020

[12/17/20]   Don’t forget, there is no giveaway tonight. However, join Mr. Ruiz live at 12:00pm for the FINAL giveaway of the Five Days of Giving. It promises to be a blowout event with many prizes at stake.

12/17/2020

Five Days of Giving Afternoon Giveaway

We have some great prizes in store so stay tuned!

12/17/2020

Five Days of Giving: Day Four

There's something a bit crazy going on with Mr. Ruiz. We're not sure what it is. #FiveDaysofGiving #DayFour #ThinkingCapThursday #DonateToday

12/17/2020

Five Days of Giving Giveaway!

It's day three and this is our second giveaway of the day. Don't miss out!

12/16/2020

Five Days of Giving Day Three

We're giving away some more prizes! Can't wait!

[12/16/20]   Mr. Ruiz is live on Facebook and YouTube at 12:00 PM to give away some more prizes! There is still a chance to enter the drawing for 12:00 PM. Your gift an any amount makes you eligible, but if you give $100 or more, you double your chances to win.

Today's prizes:

Another four pack to SeaWorld San Antonio, graciously donated by the Saucedo family.

Can I Have a Treat? sweet treats cookbook, written by Dr. Vidhya Illuri and her son. Healthy alternatives to delicious treats.

A Spirit Gear Swag Bag, donated by our PSO, containing Falcon Swag Gear from our Falcon store.

A men's haircut and consultation from our friends at The Image Gallery. A $65 value!

12/16/2020

Five Days of Giving: Day Three

It's day three of our Five Days of Giving, and Mr. Ruiz is excited about what's next.

12/16/2020

Five Days of Giving Giveaway Number Three

We're giving away more prizes! Good luck to all who have donated during these last two days.

12/15/2020

Five Days of Giving, Giveaway Number 2

Join me as we giveaway some more prizes.

12/15/2020

Five Days of Giving; Day Two

Mr. Ruiz explains to us some of the perks of investing into our Community Investment campaign. #FiveDaysofGiving #spiritweek #greathearts

Great Hearts Forest Heights, a Great Hearts Academy

Dear Friends of Great Hearts Forest Heights,

It is truly an honor to serve you as the founding Headmaster of Great Hearts Forest Heights. From the time almost a decade ago when my wife and I first enrolled our children at Great Hearts in Phoenix, Arizona, to becoming teachers ourselves, to bringing our family to San Antonio as a part of the founding team that brought Great Hearts to the state of Texas, I have seen first-hand the impact that this education can have on students, families, and entire communities. Our own family has truly been transformed by the experience, and I look forward to partnering with you and as you seek the same thing for yours.

Great Hearts exists to cultivate the hearts and minds of students through the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Our primary tool of cultivation is the Socratic Method. We seek to employ this timeless teaching technique, in which the teacher uses questions and conversations to guide students from what they already know, to what they do not yet know, in all subjects. It is the development of these academic habits that causes students to inquire deeply, while also feeding their curious sense of wonder. Too often, school is a place where a child’s native delight in knowledge fades away with time. Great Hearts is dedicated to cultivating and tending this love of learning from kindergarten through high school graduation.

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A Message from your Director of Academy Giving
A Thank You From our Faculty and Staff
Five Days of Giving: The Final Giveaway!
Five Days of Giving Afternoon Giveaway
Five Days of Giving: Day Four
Five Days of Giving Giveaway!
Five Days of Giving Day Three
Five Days of Giving: Day Three
Five Days of Giving Giveaway Number Three

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