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.
A NOTE FROM Mrs. Udall:
Dear Heritage Families,
Thank you for showering our teachers this week with love. We sure appreciate your support and communication this year. We welcome your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions as we strive to improve.
Two more weeks and then it’s summer break. There is much energy in the air as we celebrate and enjoy the growth of our scholars at this busy time of year.
For your planning, here are a few items to note:
Last Week of School, May 16 – 19 Details –
Wednesday, May 18 is an All 8 Day.
Thursday, May 19 is the Awards Ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at the Mesa Convention Center. This is where we recognize the achievements of our scholars. Scholars should plan to attend this event in their school uniforms. Scholars can be picked up by 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 19 is Graduation at 7:00 p.m. also at the Convention Center
Back to School Dates –
Friday, July 29 is our “Hero’s Welcome” sponsored by the Scholar Council from 8:00 – 11:00 for new scholars. Scholars will tour the school, log into their accounts, play games, and meet new people.
Monday, August 1 is our Meet the Teacher Open House from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 2 is the first day of school. It will be an All 8 Day.
Staffing needs: We are really excited about the people we have hired for next year.
Now, we’d like to fill in our coaching rosters. Are you a parent who is interested in volunteering or becoming a part time coach at Heritage? If you’re interested, please contact Fred Martinez (our AD) at Fred.Martinez@heritageacademyaz.com.
We need additional help with the following teams: Tackle Football, Boys & Girls Volleyball, Swim, Flag Football, Soccer, Girls & Boys Basketball, Baseball, and others.
Enjoy your weekend!
HERITAGE SENIORS EARN ASSOCIATES DEGREE!
Last night, we celebrated the accomplishments of 40 of our 46 seniors on track to earn their associate degrees as they participated in Rio Salado College’s 2022 Commencement Ceremony. Imagine that, attending a college graduation two weeks before they graduate from Heritage. What an amazing accomplishment!
Bob Brown, College Advisor
Asher Anderson, Andrea Apodaca Baca, Callyssa Brown, Blake Campos, Regan Carpenter, Lauren Chandler, Anastasia Cyr, Adalene Egnew, Peter Forbes, Rylee Forsgren, Victor Franco, Steven Gannon, Alexa Hernandez, Bridgett Holman, Emeri Johnson, Kathryn Kister, Carson Kohlhase, Caitlin Laidig, Sarah Lee, Brian Lopez Medina, Joshua McKinney, Victoria McLarkey, Sofia Montano, Audrey Oakes, Bethany Osborne, Alexandria Patchett, Charly Pullenza, Joshua Reich, Cooper Ross, Alexis Shanerman, Madison Snyder, Diana Stapley, Haley Starks, Richard Sweetnam, Juan Vazquez Perez, Camrie Williams, Macey Winsor, Tiffany Woo, Landon Wride – Gateway, Dariya Wright
Boys Volleyball Senior Night
We celebrated these wonderful scholars at Senior Night for Boys Volleyball last week.
Thanks to Coach Lorna Sorenson! Now onto state playoffs!
Come enjoy an evening of dance presented by Heritage Academy! Two back-to-back concerts featuring the ballroom and dance students. The dance concert will premiere the works of the dance director; Emily May, dance distinctions, select student choreography, and our benefit concert competition winners. Our seniors earning dance distinctions are Paige Cordova, Angelica Di Michele, Caitlin Laidig and Sami Lambson. In support of the mission statement of Heritage Academy, the dance program strives to develop strong character through an enthusiasm for the rigors and potentials of expression in the art form of dance. Christine Kenney, ballroom director, provides a vibrant and energetic Ballroom Showcase. This will be an evening bursting with youthful innovation and engagement not to be missed!
“We are thrilled to welcome another season of back-to-school shopping! We are honored to serve your family with the unbeatable product quality and best-in-class service you know and expect. Uniform shopping should be a stress-free experience for every family. That’s why our mission is to make school uniforms easy. See the Welcome Kit for getting started with an online account, shopping your school’s uniform program, or finding the perfect fit for everybody. If you have any questions, we are happy to assist you! Please reach out to our Customer Care Center: 800-854-6951.”
Registration Deadline: May 12, 2022 Students must consult with the assistant principal for academic course choices before paying for courses.
Heritage Academy Mesa Summer School is open to our current high school scholars. Courses will be self-paced and will utilize Heritage Academy Mesa’s online learning program through Edgenuity. A teacher will be with the scholars as they work through their course requirements. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis (priority will be given to seniors). High school scholars will receive a ½ credit for the successful completion (score 70% or higher) of each session.
Yearbook Signing Party May 12th (afterschool until 5pm)
SENIORS ONLY: Pick up yearbooks on Wednesday, May 11th beginning at 7:30am.
7 – 11th: Pick up yearbooks Thursday, May 12th during lunch then join your fellow scholars for Donuts, Sodas, Raffle, Music, Slide Show and of course signing our yearbooks
Tuition Assistance, Tri-University, Information for all 8th graders
Tuition Assistance (TA) for Dual Enrollment for the upcoming 2022-23 school year is now open. If interested in receiving up to 12 credits of tuition free college credits through Dual Enrollment, please complete by May 31st.
HAS YOUR SCHOLAR OUTGROWN THEIR UNIFORMS?
We are looking for gently worn uniform donations.
There is a box in the lobby where you can drop your donation.
Thanks for your support!
APPLY NOW FOR THE 2022-2023 MAYOR’S YOUTH COMMITTE
“Annie Price and Arden Good were very involved and represented Heritage Academy commendably this past year. I am continually impressed with the caliber of students selected to participate in the Mayor’s Youth Committee. Each year, they teach me something new and offer a fresh perspective on some of our most pressing issues.” Mayor Giles
Are you interested in local government? Want to get to know the Mayor and your City Councilmembers? Would you like to meet teens from other Mesa schools? Then consider joining the Mayor’s Youth Committee, an elect group of juniors and seniors from across Mesa who meet 1-2 times a month to learn the ins and outs of city government. In addition to making great new friends and learning about your community, completion of the program provides the opportunity to request a letter of recommendation from Mayor John Giles to bolster your college or scholarship.
The deadline to apply is May 13, 2022.
Applications must be typed and professionally presented.
APPLY NOW FOR THE 2022-2023 GOVERNOR’S YOUTH COMMISSION
This is a unique opportunity to serve as an ambassador in a nationally recognized leadership program! Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, or senior student during the 2022-2023 school year.
Governor’s Youth Commission (GYC) brings together a diverse group of high school students from all fifteen Arizona counties to identify and address the greatest challenges facing Arizona’s youth by developing innovative community impact projects, establishing partnerships with young leaders across the state, and advising the Governor.
Applications are currently being accepted until June 3, 2022 at 5:00 PM.
Our newest campus needs help in building a library for its’ young scholars. What was the one book that made an impact on you?
We have a box in the lobby for new or gently used books. Items for all grade levels are needed.
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Schedule an appointment to meet with Mr. Brown, College Relations Manager Click HERE !