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

  • 10/20 2022 Heritage FB vs Heritage Gateway Homecoming  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Fiesta Sports Complex 85210

  • 10/21 2022 Homecoming Dance  8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Mesa Campus Courtyard


  • 10/27-28 2022 ACE Choral Festival Pinnacle High School, 3535 E Mayo Blvd 85050

  • 10/27 2022 Jr. High Starfighters Arcade Party 5:00 pm-7:45 pm (2 sessions)

  • 11/1 2022 PianoLand Recitals  3:45 pm 

  • 11/2 2022 PianoLand Recitals 4:45 pm

  • 11/3 2022 Spirit Day!

  • 11/3 2022 Fall Play/ Arts Show 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm BUY TICKETS HERE

  • 11/4 2022 Fall Play/ Arts Show 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm BUY TICKETS HERE

  • 11/5 2022 Fall Play/ Arts Show 3:00 pm– 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm BUY TICKETS HERE

A NOTE FROM Mrs. Udall:

It was fun to see all of our Heroes show their school spirit all week and they were joined by the teachers and staff!

If your scholar has lost their school ID, they need to go to the front desk by 3pm on Monday and let Mrs. Connelly know.  She will help them get a new one.

Picture retake day is on Tuesday if your scholar missed having their picture taken in August.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the game tonight!

Go Heroes!

Heidi Udall, Principal

Homecoming Game Tonight!

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Fiesta Sports Complex, 800-946 S Ext Rd 85210

Join us for a family friendly tailgating party in the courtyard from 5:00-6:30 with food for purchase as well as the football game with priority seating for alumni and their guests at 7:00 pm at Fiesta Field in Mesa.

Heritage Science & Language Excursion!  Mar 12, 2023 – Mar 18, 2023 
This tour is open ONLY to our 9 & 10th grade scholars.   Come experience San Juan, Culebra, Las Cavernas def Rio Camuy, Luquillo Beach
If your scholar is interested in participating in the tour, please complete the sign up form: Spring 2023 Puerto Rico Tour Signup Sheet
$200 (NON-REFUNDABLE) by October 7, 2022 
$700 per person November 11, 2022
$700 per person December 16, 2022
$700 per person January 13, 2023
We encourage students to take advantage of Arizona ECA donation opportunities to help pay for tours.

Includes: Airfare, transportation, hotel rooms, breakfast & dinner, and all entrance fees.

Our scholars continue to grow in this sport.  Congratulations to all!
JH Boys (1.5 miles)
Brigham Shoemaker: placed 6th with time of 9:11
Colin Rivera: placed 12th with a time of 9:35
Taggard Whetten: placed 14th with time of 9:40
Grant Peterson: placed 18th with a time of 9:59
Levi Gessel: placed 19th with a time of 9:59
Team scored 1st place overall
JH Girls
Lainey Stapley: placed 5th with at time of 10:38
Bailey Goodman: placed 6rd with a time of 10:43
Mady Spilsbury: placed 7th with a time of 10:46
Skylin Adair: placed 12th with at time of 11:21
Team scored 1st place overall

Starfighters Arcade!

Calling all JH pilots and explorers!  Join your fellow 7th & 8th graders for a junior high PARTY!

October 27th, 2022 from 5:00-6:15 pm or 6:30-7:45 pm

Buy ticket at front desk (Address on ticket)

$5 per scholar for Unlimited games 2 pieces of pizza and a soda


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 $45!

Price for a yearbook will go up to $50 at the end of October

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

Fine Arts Retreat  Jan. 11 -12, 2023

Advanced scholars from all Heritage Academy campuses enrolled in arts classes and programs may attend the Fine Arts Retreat in January.

Invited scholars will spend three nights and four days (Wed.-Sat.) at Pine Summit Camp located in Prescott, AZ. Scholars will spend two full days in intensive study and rehearsal in preparation for a live performance on Saturday.

Cost: $285 (includes transportation, meals, intensive workshops, extracurricular activities, and lodging at the camp.)
AZ Tax Credit can be used to pay for this!
Sign up today!

$140 due September 23, 2022**
$145 due December 1, 2022**

*Subject to based on enrollment
**No money will be refunded

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

Heritage Performing Arts Hawaii Tour!  Mar 12, 2023 – Mar 17, 2023 
This tour is designed to provide our 9-12th grade scholars with some amazing performance-related experiences as well as experiencing the Hawaiian culture at the Polynesian Culture center.  Other sites include: Pearl Harbor memorial, Waimea Falls and the Circle Island tour.
If your scholar is interested in participating in the tour, please complete the sign up form: PERFORMING ARTS HAWAII TOUR SIGNUP FORM
$500 per person September 15, 2022
$500 per person October 15, 2022
$500 per person November 30, 2022
$750 per person January 15, 2023
Balance February 15, 2023
We encourage students to take advantage of Arizona ECA donation opportunities to help pay for tours.

Includes: Airfare, transportation, hotel rooms, breakfast & dinner, and all entrance fees.

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. 

Ms. Hana Giauque

If Hana Giauque were to ride into every concert as she would into battle, she would burst in on a T-rex in full battle armor painted to look like a unicorn, ready to rock the pants off anyone ready to listen. She aspires to bring that same enthusiasm to her teaching.

Ms. Giauqe’s performing career has taken her all over the globe, including Europe, China, the Philippines, and Canada. She is a founding member of the performing group and music studio 7City Strings as an administrator and performer. Her music dazzles audiences as the genre hops from classical to fiddle to heavy metal. She also aims to not only cherish the legacy of the giants within classical music history but also to bring awareness to contemporary composers and relish in the current musical history being made. Ms. Giauque received her bachelors in Viola Performance with Dr. Claudine Bigelow at Brigham Young University and her Masters in Viola Performance with Nancy Buck at Arizona State University. As a conductor and teacher, Ms. Giauque believes that the two most important jobs are to Educate and Motivate, where motivation and inspiration take equal priority with education. Ms. Giauque is also a visual artist and enjoys mixing the visual experience with the bright and remarkable sound in her music. In her spare time, She likes to paint, knit, crochet, sew and spend time with her many pets, who are always her favorite practice buddies.

Mrs. Melanie Hale 

I earned my bachelor’s in Journalism and Communication from Boise State University and a master’s in English also from Boise State.  During graduate school and after graduation, I taught Freshman Writing (ENG 101 and ENG 102) at Boise State for four years.  After moving to Mesa with my family, I also taught composition classes at Mesa Community College. In addition to teaching at the college level, I also taught grades 1-5 at Pathfinder Academy here in Mesa.   Despite the stacks of essays that accumulate on my desk, I truly enjoy teaching students to write because understanding and harnessing the “power of the pen” can change their lives.  When I’m not grading essays, I enjoy vacationing in Idaho with my husband and three sons.

Ms. Rebecca Henriksen

Bonjour!  I have been speaking and studying French for over 30 years and absolutely love sharing my passion with my students!  I have a BA in French from the University of Utah and a MA in French Linguistics from Arizona State University and have been teaching at both the college and high school level ever since.  I love to travel and have spent time in many countries, including France, where I travel every year.  I also love to read, cook, listen to music, take photographs, and spend time with my four kids.

Do you shop at Amazon? 

A percentage of every purchase could be going toward our school if you check out during your transaction at Smile.Amazon.com  instead of the normal amazon site. Do good while shopping and check out with Smile.Amazon.com every time you shop!


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.