Important Dates to Remember

  • MAY 20 Drama Class Performances 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

  • MAY 21 PTO Meeting 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • MAY 22 All 8 Day

  • MAY 22 SENIORS: Where are you going shirt day

  • MAY 22 Awards Assembly & Graduation Mesa InterStake Center, 830 E 2nd Ave 85204

  • MAY 23 Graduation Mesa InterStake Center, 830 E 2nd Ave 85204

A NOTE FROM Mrs. Udall:

We are one week away from summer break!

Wednesday May 22 is an all 8 day, so come prepared.  Make sure you turn your books in to avoid being charged for them.

Thursday: Drop your scholars off at the Interstake Center.  Please pick them up from there as well.  

All Grade levels:
9:00am – 10:30am
*Awards Ceremony located at the Interstake Center, 830 E. 2nd Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204
* Scholars are required to be in their Heritage uniform. Please do not bring backpacks.
*Plan to drop off and pick up your children at the Interstake Center
*Parents are invited to join us at this event.

See more about graduation further down in the newsletter.

Thursday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm

Mesa Inter-Stake Center 830 E 2nd Ave Mesa, AZ 85204

You can find a copy of the Graduation Handbook HERE.

Have a great weekend!

Heidi Udall, Principal


Piñatas! They were originally used around Christmas time but have reached the point where almost any occasion calls for a piñata. The class worked hard to create the colorful works of art.  Of particular note, is the construction crew of the Up House: Bria Hamilton, Max Gannon, Emmie Cooley, Braeden Scott. Visitors and other scholars have enjoyed seeing them in the lobby and everyone had their favorites.  The Lego also had many fans, as did the pineapple.  I’m proud of each scholar and I hope they are equally proud of their accomplishment!  Sr. Jewell

Heritage Academy Mesa is partnering with Mesa Aquatics to offer you an exciting summer experience in the pool. Incoming 7th graders through 12th grade, please see flyer for a great opportunity to develop your swimming skills before fall season starts in July.
Parent meeting for swimming is July 17th @ 5pm
Stroke clinic will be Monday – Thursday July 22-25
First day of school is July 30th.
Swimming will be offered both semesters this year, with the competition season being in the fall from August – October. Second semester will focus on stroke development, training skills and inter squad competitions.
See you poolside,
Coach Doreen



HS Scholars- Are you missing an English credit to keep you on track to graduate? You can sign up for a 4-week summer school class here at Heritage to fix that! Instead of retaking an ENTIRE semester online or using up your elective spots next year, sign up for this short English recovery course!

What: 1 Semester English Credit Recovery Class
When: June 3rd-June 27th, 2024
Where: Online (Canvas) and In- Person @ Heritage ONLY on 6/3 and 6/27
Cost: $200
Contact Mrs. McDowell if you have questions.
Registration forms are available at the front desk.


HS Scholars- Are you missing a credit to keep you on track to graduate? You can sign up for a 2-week summer school class here at Heritage to keep you on track.

When: SESSION 1: June 3rd-June 13th ; SESSION 2: June 17th-June 27th
Contact Ms. Seaman if you have questions.
Registration forms are available at the front desk.


Graduation rehearsal located at the Interstake Center, 830 E. 2nd Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204
* Graduates are required to attend rehearsal if they plan to walk at graduation.
6:00 pm
*Arrive for Graduation Ceremony.
*Graduates are required to wear Heritage appropriate clothing underneath their cap and gown.
*Doors will open at 6:00 pm for families to save seats. If family members have not arrived by 6:45, please allow others to sit in saved seats. Balloons, noisemakers, large posters, etc. will not be allowed in the graduation hall.
*Graduation Ceremony. Doors will close at 6:55 pm for the graduate processional. Doors will be reopened after the procession. As this is a traditional ceremony, scholars should not decorate their caps.

Heritage Academy Mesa is dedicated to providing you and your families with a formal, celebratory commencement ceremony. In our effort to provide that, we ask that you read through the attached guidelines and adhere to all policies.




Juniors & Seniors don’t miss out on the 25th Biennial American History tour!  See Williamsburg, Washington DC and Philadelphia.

Oct. 6 – 12 2024

COST: $2,300 ($1,725 if on scholarship)  NOTE: first payment of $800 due by April 19th.  Invoices will be sent after scholar sign up information has been verified.

Don’t forget you can use ECA donations from friends and families to help with the cost.  HOW TO DONATE ECA FUNDS HERE!

Sign up HERE now!



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.


Students applying to Arizona for fall 2024 will be automatically considered for the Wildcat Tuition Award. Merit scholarships are awarded based on the student’s core, unweighted high school GPA through the sixth semester.

Students must complete their fall 2024 admission application by May 1, 2024 to be considered for these awards. This is the final deadline for merit scholarships and will not be extended.


Placements are officially open! All incoming students are required to complete placements in Math, Second Language, and Writing. Placements help us ensure that students are enrolled in the best courses as they begin their academic journey. We encourage students to complete all placements at least two weeks prior to Orientation. Students can complete their placements and see more detailed information about each subject area in their Next Steps Center.


Students and their families are invited to join our financial aid experts for an upcoming virtual workshop. Students will learn more about aid opportunities and their options for funding their Arizona education. Additional information and registration is available at

Students can use our Net Price Calculator to help estimate their potential costs and aid. This is a fantastic tool as students await their financial aid offers – expected later this spring.

The Net Price Calculator is just one of the tools available to assist your students as they understand the cost of attendance. Financial aid offers will provide additional information about a student’s estimated cost of attendance. For students who have submitted their FAFSA, we anticipate that financial aid offers will be available in early to mid-April.

We know that paying for college can create a lot of questions for students. Arizona’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) has a variety of resources and events designed to support students in navigating financial wellness. Students can find videos about Scholarship Universe and recordings of previous workshops. OSFA also has a variety of upcoming events, like Bear Down & Wise Up and FAFSA Filing Workshops (in English & Spanish). And don’t forget to check out the 2024-2025 FAFSA Updates webpage for up to date information and FAFSA FAQs.


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  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 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