Important Dates to Remember

  • MAY 10 Puff Play Performance – Honors Drama 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

  • MAY 11 Honors Drama Spring Showcase 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • MAY 11 Puff Play Performance – Honors Drama 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

  • MAY 13 Honors Drama AUDITIONS 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm

  • MAY 13 Scholar Council Banquet 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • MAY 14 Music Theatre Auditions 3:40 pm – 4:30 pm

  • MAY 14 Orchestra Concert at Auditorium  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

  • MAY 14 Choir Concert at FUMC 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • MAY 15 Music Theatre AUDITIONS 3:40 pm – 4:30 pm

  • MAY 15 Senior Dinner in Auditorium 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Heritage Auditorium

  • MAY 16 Dollars for Duds

  • MAY 16 Schoolwide Late Work DUE date

  • MAY 16 Year Book Signing Party 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 

  • MAY 16 Ballroom Blitz  7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Heritage Auditorium/Multipurpose room

  • MAY 17 Ballroom Showcase 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm MAC

  • MAY 17 Dance Concert 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm MAC

A NOTE FROM Mrs. Udall:

We are starting to wind down the school year, but we still need scholars to focus on their remaining schoolwork. I want to be sure all families are aware that MAY 16 is the last day late work will be accepted.

The last day of school is, Thursday May 23, 2024. The Awards Ceremony and Graduation Ceremony will take place indoors at the Interstake Center. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live. We will have details about this soon.

To help you plan ahead, here is the schedule for May 23

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.

Spring Sports are in full swing so be sure to check out all games going on this week here: Events Calendar.

Have a great weekend!

Heidi Udall, Principal


I love spending time with scholars and this group was nominated by their teachers to join me for lunch.  This one on one time with them is so much fun and I get to know them on a more personal level. What fun to get to do this during Spirit Week! Congratulations to:

Julian Prouty Rachel Teague
Cheyenne Lujan Roy Rogers
Rusty Campbell Leala Rogers
Hyrum Peterson Abigail Young
Nate Grossen Ansel Cluff
Noel Driggs Tanith Ritko
Lizzie Johnson Savannah Krauser
Benton Cooley Alana Mediano
Sarah Peterson Casper Aleman
Travis Jones Tristan Herndon
Adalynn Ford Joey Barry
Liberty Taylor Alexa Lumley
Ella Johnson Camryn Poulson
Liam Sanders Zhenia Gastelum Gudino
Rebekkah Yaxley Staley Wallace
Ashley Rizzi

Congratulations to our Rio Salado Graduates!


Come enjoy an evening of dance presented by Heritage Academy! The dance concert will include the works of the dance director, Emily May, a senior dance distinction, our annual “Teacher’s Dance” and select student choreography. Our senior premiering her dance distinction is Taliana Wilson. 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. This will be an evening bursting with youthful innovation and engagement not to be missed! Ms. May

Tickets can be purchased at


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.

JH FACS goes “Old School”!

This week our class visited the Mesa Typewriter Exchange.

They learned what it was like to create a document with out the help of auto correct!  Ms. Skouson


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