Our Next HGA Class Will Open September 8, 2021 - Join The Wait List


HGA Overview

HGA is a program designed to promote the education, knowledge, and engagement of members in the Scottish Rite, NMJ. The Scottish Rite was known as the Hauts Grades in its early beginnings.

The program is made up of three exciting levels:

Level One – The candidate will delve into the ritual of all twenty-nine 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.

At full completion, the graduate will earn the honor of becoming a Scottish Rite Hauts Grades Academic, and will be entitled to include the letters HGA after his name. A certificate and HGA jewel will also be awarded upon completion, but an enriching educational experience is the overall goal.

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. If you would like to read the scholarship of some of our recent graduates of the HGA program, you can do so here.


Program Administration & Registration

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

  • Yasser Al-Khatib, 33°, MSA, Valley of Philadelphia, Chairman
  • Mohamad A. Yatim, 33°, MSA, Valley of Northern New Jersey
  • E. Oscar Alleyne, 33°, Valley of the Hudson, New York

Hauts Grades Academy is underway! It is free to all Scottish Rite, NMJ members in good standing. New registration will open as soon as possible. Join the HGA Wait List to be a part of our next class!


Upcoming HGA Classes

September 8, 2021
January 12, 2022
May 11, 2022
September 14, 2022