Hauts Grades Academy Overview
Our HGA Graduates
Timothy Culhane, 33°, HGA
Michael Cunningham, 32°, HGA
A man’s journey through the Scottish Rite, NMJ is marked by our degrees where the secrets of our Craft are bestowed in order to create better men and a better world. It is through the study of the 29 degrees of the Scottish Rite, NMJ that men find the light they seek to continue their quest for self-improvement.
Hauts Grades Academy is a program designed to promote the education, knowledge, and engagement of members in the Scottish Rite, NMJ through in-depth study and reflection of our 29 degrees. 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 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.
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.
Program Administration & Registration
The HGA curriculum is designed, and the program will be administered by:
- Yasser Al-Khatib, 33°, MSA, HGA, Valley of Philadelphia, Chairman
- Mohamad A. Yatim, 33°, MSA, HGA, Valley of Northern New Jersey
- E. Oscar Alleyne, 33°, HGA, Valley of the Hudson, New York
- Conor P. Moran, 32°, HGA, Valley of New York City, New York
Hauts Grades Academy 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!