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

  • 01/19 SC After School Social 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

  • 01/20 Ballroom DWTS 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

  • 01/23 – 01/26 Course Selections in Citizenship Classes

  • 01/23 Winter Sports Picture  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • 01/24 Winter Sports Picture  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • 01/24 PTO 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • 01/24 Football Parent Meeting RM 3  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

  • 01/27 Regional Auditions Band/Orch/Choir  Desert Vista High School, 16440 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85048, USA

  • 02/2 Spirit Day! 

A NOTE FROM Mrs. Udall:

I am proud how our scholars maintained their focus through the short week combined with the usual flurry of activity that comes with Dollars for Duds days.

A couple dates to make note of:

  1. PTO meeting Tuesday Jan. 24 from 6 – 7 we would love to see you there!
  2. Course selection for the 2023/24 school year begins next week 

I hope you have a great weekend with your families!

Heidi Udall, Principal

Arts Retreat Recap!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 10th Anniversary Fine Arts Retreat. We had over 100 people from Mesa Campus join us in Prescott for 3 days of intense workshops and amazing opportunities for growth. Enjoy the pictures and watch the slide show to see more of our amazing scholars!



This week during Citizenship all scholars will be given information on the upcoming course selection for the 202324 school year.

PLEASE go over the choices with your scholar!

Be aware of which courses have fees (listed on the sheet going home)

Not sure what course to choose? Check out the COURSE CATALOG

All scholars will be able to complete their selections in class in February. Come prepared!


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

SIBLINGS OF CURRENT SCHOLARS: If you have a sibling who wants to attend Heritage next year, they must complete the application. While siblings do receive priority, a completed application MUST be submitted. 

Dancing With the Stars!

We hope you can join us for our annual “fun”d raiser!  We have a cavalcade of stars just waiting to dazzle you!

Jan. 20th


CLOTHING DRIVE from now until Feb. 8 

Have you or your family recently cleaned out your closet? Do you have extra clothes you haven’t worn for awhile?

If so, you can donate these clothes to the Lehi Community Clothing Drive being held through February 8.

A box for the donations is in the front lobby. They are accepting clothes and shoes of all sizes.

Donations will be given to a refugee shelter.





Yearbooks-For-sale-03.28.22YEARBOOK: Don’t get left out! Buy one now!

Missed out last year? Buy the 2021/22 Yearbook HERE limited supplies $30 each!

Want one this year? Buy the 2022/23 Yearbook HERE on sale for $50!

SENIORS: Interested in a senior ad?  Full page: $100; Half page: $50; Quarter page: $25 BUY YOUR SPACE HERE


Questions: Mrs. Melchin kmelchin@heritageacademyaz.com

Why PTO Dues?

If you haven’t yet paid, please consider doing so now:


School administration diligently strives to keep costs down and does not randomly pass expenses on to families.  Your suggested dues of $20 per family helps fund new technology for our scholars, subsidize low cost lunch options, and provide treats and prizes for various school functions such as Constitution week.

Our PTO has no major fundraisers that we will ask parents or teachers to support. We count on your suggested annual dues. 

We want you to know that all parents are invited to attend our board meetings. Check out more about PTO HERE

Junior High Southern Arizona Tour April 26 & 27, 2022

Exploring: Tombstone, Queen Mine, Bisbee(including ghost tour), Pima Air & Space Museum, and the Sonoran Desert Museum

Includes: transportation, hotel for 1 night, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners, and admissions to venues

 Payment schedule: $370/person

$123.33 due Nov 1, 2022

$123.33 due Feb 1, 2023

Balance of Tour fee due March 1st, 2023

All payments must be via MySchoolBucks. Do NOT pay invoice directly with ECA funds.

Refund Policy (either tour company or student cancels) Full refund before Dec. 15, 2022. Refund minus $100 between Dec. 16th & Mar. 23rd No refund after March 24, 2023

Class of 2023 Caps & Gowns Order Now!

Jostens’ has created graduation packages for your upcoming celebration!

Heritage Academy Mesa Graduation Packages HERE

Questions: Perry Spindler perry.spindler@jostens.com  or  Matthew Hatten matt.hatten@jostens.com

Please contact Jostens’ directly with any questions. They will have all the answers and will  ensure your order is exactly what you (and your family) want. 

Coolidge Scholarship application deadline is Feb. 23

“We are so pleased to have received a Coolidge Scholarship application from a student at your school in the past. We write today with a reminder that the deadline for the 2022-23 Coolidge Scholarship application is now just under two months away (February 23, 2023). “

The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2024 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Winners may use the scholarship to pursue any academic major.

Mr. Daken Skouson

I have spent the last 25+ years working for three Fortune 500 companies in various supply chain
roles. I have led large teams, managed over $3B in annual company spend, negotiated large
multi-million dollar contracts, and worked directly with senior company leaders. I have a BS
degree from University of Phoenix, and I am also lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.)
with the Institute of Supply Chain Management. Additionally, I have a CPIM certification with
APICS for production and inventory management. I have always loved sports, especially
basketball. I played in high school and then had opportunities to play in jr. college which I
chose not to pursue. I have coached youth teams and have played for years in recreational
leagues. I am excited to be at Heritage and teach personal finance and coach basketball.

Ms. Eve Seaman Learn More Here

Hello! My name is Eve Seaman and I have the special opportunity to serve as the Assistant Principal here at Heritage Academy in Mesa. I have been in the field of education for 14+ years the last 5 of which have been here at Heritage. I received my Bachelors degree from ASU in Special Education and later earned my Masters degree from NAU in Educational Leadership, Principal k-12. I was born and raised in Mesa and have had many opportunities to travel to various locations on this beautiful planet. In addition to having a Dad who is a Marine,  the opportunity to travel has strengthened my love and appreciation for this country. I love America! It is a privilege to work with amazing teachers and wonderful scholars. I look forward to having a wonderful year!

Mrs. Jessica Sherman Learn More Here

I earned my Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in English from Arizona State University. After college I worked for 15 years in the corporate world as a technical writer and a copywriter for a software company. Since transitioning to a career in education in 2016, I’ve taught 9th grade English at Heritage Academy. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, and seeing if I can persuade my husband and twin daughters to make dinner.


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.


12th grade is the time to apply for admission to college and to apply for federal student aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. Opens Oct. 1.  Check out goingmerry.com for a more user-friendly application, plus, there are thousands of scholarship opportunities.  Just complete your profile.

Complete the FAFSA form even if you believe your child won’t qualify for any free federal aid. Many colleges will require FAFSA if you are getting any aid directly from the school. In addition, your family circumstances may change due to divorce, death or medical issues and you can appeal to the school due to the change in circumstance.