About Us

Founded in 1995 and set in historic downtown Mesa, Arizona, Heritage Academy is one of Arizona’s oldest charter schools. Heritage offers a classical education for the leaders who will shape the 21st Century.

Heritage Academy is dedicated to youth, their growth and development. Heritage believes in building sound character which will result in strong families, strong communities, and a strong nation.

We hope that as you plan your academic future, you will take time to look closely at the special opportunities Heritage Academy has to offer.

Not only will you make lifelong friends at Heritage Academy, but you will have more success than you imagined in High School.

Dr. Travis Moore, Principal
Wade Melchin, Assistant Principal
Karen Hunt, Executive Assistant
Kathleen Edmunds, Receptionist

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Heritage Academy is dedicated to youth, their growth and development. The purpose of education is to build strong character. Strong character is reflected in strong families, strong communities and a strong nation.

While teaching the academic disciplines, Heritage Academy is dedicated to instilling into the minds and hearts of today’s youth a knowledge of and respect for the ideals and values of the great men and women of history, including those who founded the American nation.

As today’s rising generation gains an appreciation of these people of accomplishment, they will be ready to provide the selfless service to their fellow citizens and to their country which will be required in the coming years to assist in preserving America’s greatness. Heritage Academy exists to this end.

  1. Heritage Academy maintains a clean, moral, positive atmosphere where scholars can feel safe in the environment – safe from physical harm, from addicting substances, and from damaging gossip and stereotyping.
  2. Heritage Academy teaches the mastery of primary and secondary skills in the fields of history, math, writing, literature, reading, science, music, foreign language, visual art, performing arts, and physical development.
  3. Heritage Academy teaches scholars about the lives, beliefs and accomplishments of the heroes of America – our founding fathers and mothers – and to better understand the values and principles which governed their lives and upon which they built the American nation. Scholars should be able to relate the trials, struggles, accomplishments and setbacks of these great people to their personal lives, building hope, desire, and determination.
  4. Heritage Academy is known as a school of excellence where all scholars and parents honestly say that the time spent at Heritage has been the best schooling experience of their lives.

Our Gateway, Laveen, and Mesa Campuses are fully accredited by AdvancedED.