Heritage Academy’s mission statement:

We are dedicated to youth, their growth and development, and believe in building sound character through 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 our youth 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 they gain 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 restoring America’s greatness.

Heritage Academy exists to this end.

Important Dates to Remember

  • APRIL 8 – APRIL 11 Testing Week

  • MAR 9 Car Show 10:00 am – 2:00 pm MORE INFO HERE

  • MAR 12 Band/Orchestra Concert 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm auditorium

  • MAR 14 Dollars for Duds 

  • MAR 18-21  Spring Break 

  • MAR 26 PTO Meeting 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • MAR 28 Spring Fling/Grass Field 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm Heritage Field/Courtyard

  • MAR 29 Dance Company/Class Placement Auditions 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Dance Room

A NOTE FROM Mrs. Udall:

Our Choir Dept. has planned an amazing event this weekend. It is open to the public (no entrance fee!). There will be food trucks, vendors and performances by our amazing scholars and the teacher band is not to be missed!

We have such wonderful scholars.  This is evident in the wide range of service projects they chose to undertake.  Be sure to read about them in further down in the  newsletter.

For those of you who like to plan ahead, our testing week is coming up.  We will be administrating the state mandated tests the week of April 8-April 11.  The state dictates the schedule and we do not have the option of moving the dates, so please plan on having your scholars attend school this week.

Be sure to check out all the activities and sports on the Events Calendar.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Heidi Udall, Principal

Heritage Academy Mesa Car Show

Join us for our 3rd annual Car Show benefitting the Music Program at Heritage Academy Mesa!

FREE to the public! SATURDAY FROM 10AM – 2PM

Come and join in on the fun! 

If you or someone you know has a really cool car, encourage them to register for the car show!  REGISTER HERE

Food trucks, vendors, and raffle prizes!


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT by our amazingly talented music scholars!!!

Vehicle registration is $35 and includes a goodie bag and dash plaque. Vendor registration is also $35.  Our previous shows were a huge success so be sure to register early! Spaces are limited!



We will not have extra yearbooks for purchase in May.

Be sure to buy one before the deadline!

Use the QR code on the attached flyer OR  ORDER YEARBOOKS HERE and enter our Yearbook ID Code: 15116624.

Price: $70  March 25 , 2024 is the last day to order yearbooks.

To buy with cash: Bring flier and EXACT cash amount to Ms. Connelly (front desk) or Ms. Wilson (NO change will be available)

Questions? Contact Ms. Wilson kimberly.wils@heritageacademyaz.com

Coach Reese celebrates with State Champs!
We had a great year and I’m so proud of the young men who took us to the state championship. These 4 young men were great leaders to our younger scholar athletes and I was honored to present them with their championship rings.  We could not have had such a successful season without the support, help and encouragement from families, teachers, staff and the Hero scholars! Thank you all and congratulations on this achievement.  Coach Reese
Sam Roskelley & Bryce Campbell ; Austin Debolt & Jordan Scott



My citizenship class decided to make a sort of care package for the Renards to show their gratitude for all they have done for the school. They made origami hearts and homemade cookies and a giant card.
This was the class’s decision after we brainstormed several different ideas. Once I clarified what they intended to do for it, the scholars took over. They delegated and discussed the project as well as the creating the special messages in the card. They even carried on during the day I missed school for jury duty. I have an awesome bunch of young people on my citizenship class! I’m so fortunate to know and learn from them.  J. Burrell



9th Grade Citizenship served staff by taking over Junior High Lunch duties so that the teachers could enjoy a longer lunch break!



Ms. Smith’s 8th grade English class wrote thank you notes to the Mesa Police Department.

Jose’s Closet

This initiative was spearheaded by Ms. Babbitt’s class. We had several classes that decided to help raise donations for Jose’s Closet.  These included: Ms. Purtell; Ms. Towne; Mr. Denton and Ms. Parker (class pictured here). 

Jose’s Closet Service Project


Our class made snack robots for Mr. Kerby’s citizenship class for our service project. We placed them on their desks while they were out of the class doing their service project.


Our class sanitized the 2 science COWS (Computers On Wheels carts)!

Ms. Towne:

In addition to raising donations for Jose’s Closet, Ms. Towne’s class expressed their love & appreciation to Ms. Udall!

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the 2024-2025 school year:


Missed Open Enrollment deadline?  Not to worry! We are still accepting applications.  All submitted applications will be placed on the waitlist in the order they were received. Seats are being offered as they become available.

EXISTING SCHOLARS –  No action is required at this time.  Once the re-enrollment portal is available, a link will be sent out to all current scholars to complete the re-enrollment form to reserve their spot for next year.

NEW SCHOLARS  If you have friends or family members that do not currently attend Heritage but would like to join us next year…they will need to complete the full enrollment application.

Heritage siblings do receive a priority but need to submit a complete application.  


We celebrated our 100th anniversary in 2020, and with our next 100 years of business in mind, we made it our goal to create a more streamlined, customized ecommerce platform to bring an ever-increasing level of service to our customers. Launching in 2021, our new site quickly became a uniform-industry-leading interface with fast checkout options, a wealth of helpful shopping information and a mobile-first design with many more features that cater to contemporary customers’ needs.  


Seniors – don’t forget to schedule your senior 1-on-1 meeting with Mr. Brown. 

You can scan the QR code outside Mr. Brown’s office or click here.


Welcome to 2024!  With the new year comes lots of developments in the world of college funding and planning. The FAFSA Simplification Act totally revamped the process of applying and qualifying for federal student aid. Simplification may not be an appropriate term; but what’s most important is that the form is now live on the FAFSA website. If you have a college bound student for the upcoming school year, you can (and should) access that form here. You can also utilize our new free Student Aid Index (previously known as the Expected Family Contribution) calculator on our website through this link.


NOTE – if you are a current senior, be sure to schedule your senior one-on-one appointment with me for sometime in September.  Don’t wait for the last second.

If you are new to dual enrollment, you will need to complete admissions (step 1) to Rio Salado College. Enrollment and Registration Steps here .  If you need any placement tests, I will let you know.

Important links here – login is your MEID@maricopa.edu.  Here, you will be able to upload your birth certificate and photo ID, complete the financial responsibility form, and fill out the Petition for Semester Overload if you are enrolling in more than 18 DE credits in one semester, to name a few.

For those who were approved for Tuition Assistance, I have contacted Rio to enroll you accordingly.

For the rest that indicated they wanted to take part in dual enrollment, I will be emailing Rio soon.  Be on the lookout for emails with tasks to complete (if needed).

Email me at bob.brow@heritageacademyaz.com with any questions. To ensure a timely response be sure to provide the scholar’s 8-digit college ID# (starts with a 3) or indicate new to dual enrollment.  Please leave a detailed message, so I can better serve you.


Bob Brown