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Hauts Grades Academy

Hauts Grades Academy Overview

A man’s journey through the Scottish Rite, NMJ is marked by our degrees where the secrets of our Craft work to create better men and a better world. Through the study of the 29 degrees of the Scottish Rite, NMJ men find the light they seek to continue their journey for self-improvement.

Hauts Grades Academy is a program designed to promote the education, knowledge, and engagement of NMJ through in-depth study and reflection of our 29 degrees. The Scottish Rite was known as the Hauts Grades in its early beginnings.

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Three Rewarding Levels of Learning:

Level One – The candidate will delve into the ritual of all 29 Scottish Rite, NMJ degrees.

Level Two – The essay portion of the curriculum will allow for self-reflection and review of Scottish Rite degrees selected personally by the candidate.

Level Three – A written research paper on a topic of the candidate’s choice, which will be pre-approved and reviewed by the HGA committee. Research topics can vary between history, ritual, and the philosophy of the Scottish Rite.

Become an HGA Academic
At full completion, graduates earn the honor of Hauts Grades Academic and are entitled to include the letters HGA after his name. A certificate and HGA jewel is awarded upon completion. Graduates say that enriching their education is the best reward of all. 

Curriculum Overview
For a more comprehensive curriculum overview, please visit the Membership & Education section of our Leadership Resource Center or Member Center to download the HGA Member Guide. 

Dates of upcoming class and wait list sign up is below.

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Program Administration & Registration

The HGA curriculum is designed, and the program will be administered by:

  • Mohamad A. Yatim, 33°, MSA, HGA, Valley of Northern New Jersey, Chairman
  • Yasser Al-Khatib, 33°, MSA, HGA, Valley of Philadelphia, Past Chairman
  • Conor P. Moran, 33°, HGA, Valley of New York City, New York
  • E. Oscar Alleyne, 33°, HGA, Valley of the Hudson, New York
  • J. Brian McNaughton, 33°, Valley of Fort Wayne, IN 

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Upcoming HGA Classes

The Hauts Grades Academy is free to all 32° or 33° Scottish Rite, NMJ members in good standing. Join the HGA Wait List to be a part of our next class! We have open enrollments three times every year in January, May, and September. Sign up today!

  • September 11, 2024
  • January 8, 2025

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