Heter Haven Academy meets Monday through Thursday from 9:30
am to 2:30 pm.
On Fridays, we are very involved with our homeschool support
group. We encourage our families to find
a support group or spend the day getting involved with activities that enrich
your child’s life. Independent studies
are sent home for Fridays as deemed appropriate.
High School students particularly may need independent study assignments
to complete their required course work.
In 1994, Trina took a leave of absence from her career as a
public school teacher. Duane and Trina
had no idea how long this endeavor would last.
They knew they wanted their child to experience something different from
what students in the local district were experiencing. Homeschooling and Heter Haven Academy became
a very positive lifestyle for their family.
It is a lifestyle that they have continued to choose.
Trina and Duane live on almost five acres in a small rural
community near Marysville, California.
They have four children. There
two oldest are attending California State University in Sacramento. Their two youngest children attend Heter
Haven Academy. Trina and Duane have a lot of experience working with children
including being foster parents for several years.
Trina is a California state credentialed teacher with many
years of experience. Her greatest
strength when working with children is her ability to motivate them. She enjoyed matching the right curriculum and
teaching method to each individual student.
Duane works full time as a hydo power
electrician. He in charge of the finances
and offers his general wisdom to the school.