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

  • OCT 20 Homecoming Dance 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

  • OCT 26 Dollar For Duds 

  • OCT 26 Jr High Party

  • OCT 26 Basketball Players meeting Room 3 7:15 am – 8:15 am

  • OCT 27 ACE Festival (Choir) 12pm to 3:30pm

  • NOV 1 Boys Basketball Parent Meeting 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

  • NOV 2 Art Show

  • NOV 2 Spirit Day!

  • NOV 2 And Then They Came for Me Opening Night 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

  • NOV 3 Art Show

  • NOV 3 And Then They Came for Me Opening Night 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

  • NOV 4 Art Show

  • NOV 4 And Then They Came for Me Opening Night 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • NOV 4 And Then They Came for Me Opening Night 7:00 pm – 9:00

A NOTE FROM Mrs. Udall:

Welcome back Heroes!

I hope you all had a relaxing break.

This Homecoming week has been a blast!  All of the scholars are embracing the daily themes and I’ve really enjoyed seeing all of their school, and class, spirit!

We have a lot of games and meets lined up next week for our scholar athletes.  See the schedule HERE ON THE CALENDAR.

Check out the rest of the newsletter for trip and tour information as well as Halloween dress code.

Tonight is the big game and I hope to see some of you there.

Go Heroes!

Heidi Udall, Principal

Enrollment for next year is almost here! 
Do you know a family who wants to enroll at Heritage for the 2024-2025 school year? Please tell them that they need to get an application in November 1st!
Our Open Enrollment period for NEXT YEAR 2024-2025 will begin on November 1st and will run through November 15th.  We highly recommend submitting an enrollment application during this time so your scholar will be included in the lottery that will run in December. 
The open enrollment period only applies to NEW scholars and not to those who are already attending.
Please share the site hamesa.com/apply to those interested!


It’s time to order the yearbook! Use the QR code on the attached flyer OR  ORDER YEARBOOKS HERE and enter our Yearbook ID Code: 15116624.

Price: $65 

To buy with cash: Bring flier and EXACT cash amount to Ms. Connelly (front desk) or Ms. Wilson (NO change will be available)

Senior ads are also available. More information about that will come out soon.

Questions? Contact Ms. Wilson kimberly.wils@heritageacademyaz.com

Spanish Class Cultural Activity

My scholars made this video of one of our class cultural activities. We were learning about Mexican Independence Day. They learned a lot and fun! Mrs. LuzHoxsie

Scholar Video


Spring 2024 Puerto Rico Science and Language Tour

Tour Dates: March 17-23, 2024

At this time, this tour is open to all high school scholars (9th-12th grade)

More information about this tour can be viewed by clicking the link below

Cost: $2,400, unless a scholar is eligible for an academic scholarship (see the Tour Information Sheet above for scholarship details).


Or, scan the QR code below

After you have signed up for the tour, you will be invoiced.

For more information please contact the Tour Director, Sr. Eric Jewell (ejewell@heritageacademyaz.com)

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


How to use ECA, ACCOUNT CREDIT, and how to PAY INVOICES flier

Tour Director:  Eric Jewell (ejewell@heritageacademyaz.com)



Still a few seats available! See Mrs. Connelly if you have questions.

Welcome to the 2024 Fine Arts Retreat!  Scholars *enrolled in advanced Fine Arts classes and programs from all Heritage Academy campuses are eligible to attend the Fine Arts Retreat in January.

WHEN: Jan 10-13th, 2024

COST: $290 (1st payment due ASAP; 2nd due Dec. 1, 2023)



use the QR code below

Spring 2024 JH Northern Arizona Tour

Who: 7th & 8th graders
What: History & Science Tour
When: April 24-25, 2024
Visiting: Grand Canyon, Bearizona, Lowell Observatory, Sunset Crater, Walnut Canyon National Monument,
Pink Jeep Tour in Sedona

Included: transportation, hotel for 1 night, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners, and admission to all locations

COST: $485 (1st payment due ASAP; 2nd due Feb. 15, 2023)


Refund Policy (either tour company or student cancels)
Full refund before Jan. 15th
Refund minus $100 between Jan. 16th & Mar. 24th
No refund after March 25th.


It was a an honor to have these scholars on the team!  Congratulations to:

Alex Orr-Randall

Noel Driggs

Kallie Babbit

Kierstin Bello

These girls finished the season with an 11-0 record.  They only lost one set all season.  We won the Cactus division.  Went into playoffs ranked #2, made it to playoffs only to lose in the 3rd set 14-16.  These girls played and practiced hard, I am so proud of them. WAY TO GO TEAM A!
Coach Lo
Castle Crosland, Bella Miller, Macie Mortensen, and Brynlee Workman scored enough points to earn 4th place OVERALL at the state meet by earning 3rd place in the 50 breaststroke (Castle) 2nd in the Medley relay and 5th in the Freestyle relay (let’s do some math… the difference between 5th place free relay and 3rd place free relay was 13 TENTHS of a second).  How many points from the coveted 3rd place trophy you ask… FOUR POINTS from bringing home the trophy!  These ladies all swam lifetime best swims.
Rounding out the Junior High team were Rockwell Bennion who dropped almost 4 seconds off his 100 freestyle and Logan Peart who swim the 100 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke, and 50 breaststroke. Yes, he qualified in 4 individual events!! We are so very proud of these young men for stepping up and handling the pressures of a State meet.
Next up is the High School State Meet being held at McClintock on Oct. 28th.
Thank you for your support of our outstanding Hero athletes! Coach Doreen


An evening of fun and incredible LIVE JAZZ entertainment presented by the Heritage Jazz Band and Jazz Singers!
Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7pm in the Heritage Auditorium
Tickets are $10 each or you may purchase a whole table of 8 for $72
We encourage all attendees to dress up in their best JAZZIE “Gatsby” attire! Dessert and beverages will be served.
Tickets go on sale Oct. 1.

INTRODUCING the Paul Revere Academy (PRA) 

Heritage is expanding! We are excited to introduce a unique academic experience through the Paul Revere Academy (PRA) – starting in July 2023.  East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) and Heritage Academy have partnered to bring a complete high school education to the West Main Street campus of EVIT. Students will earn their high school diploma and industry certifications all on one campus.

Paul Revere is considered one of the Founding Fathers as well as a skilled tradesman. While PRA is part of the Heritage family of schools, it is designed to serve scholars interested in obtaining hands-on training and workforce ready credentials.  At the same time, it extends our mission of building character, developing loyalty to the ideals of our country, and serving in our community.

Scholars at PRA will split their day between taking core classes at Paul Revere Academy and elective/Career Technical Education (CTE) classes at EVIT. All youth interested in a more streamlined approach to obtaining a high school diploma and CTE certificates are welcome to apply. Please visit our website: www.paulrevere.tech for more information.

Stephanie Lund, Principal stephanie.lund@paulrevere.tech


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.


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 MEID@maricopa.edu.  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 bob.brow@heritageacademyaz.com 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


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.