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

  • APRIL 8 – APRIL 11 Testing Week

  • MAR 18-21  Spring Break 

  • MAR 26 PTO Meeting 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • MAR 28 Spring Fling/Grass Field 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm Heritage Field/Courtyard

  • MAR 29 Dance Company/Class Placement Auditions 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Dance Room

A NOTE FROM Mrs. Udall:

I just want to take minute to thank all of our families for their continued support.  Today the PTO provided a wonderful lunch for teachers and staff. Several parents and our scholars took over all lunch duties so that all the teachers and staff had the opportunity to take a break and eat a great meal. We greatly appreciated it.  I tell everyone who asks, our parents and families are the absolute best!

Just a reminder that testing week is coming up.  We will be administrating the state mandated tests the week of April 8-April 11.  The state dictates the schedule and we do not have the option of moving the dates, so please plan on having your scholars attend school this week.

Be sure to check out all the activities and sports on the Events Calendar.

I hope you all have a wonderful Spring Break!

Heidi Udall, Principal

Spring 2024 testing schedule


We will not have extra yearbooks for purchase in May.

Be sure to buy one before the deadline!

Use the QR code on the attached flyer OR  ORDER YEARBOOKS HERE and enter our Yearbook ID Code: 15116624.

Price: $70  March 25 , 2024 is the last day to order yearbooks.

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

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

The Earl Taylor Award Nominations

Do you know a special teacher or staff member who demonstrates a contagious enthusiasm for teaching and learning? Or who regularly inspires all scholars to take on new challenges and to recognize and reach their full potential? A teacher or staff member who thinks outside the box and advances new approaches to teaching and learning?

Heritage Academy Mesa Parent Teacher Organization is presenting the Earl Taylor, Jr. Legacy Award to reward and recognize excellence at Heritage Academy Mesa campus.  This year’s winner will be awarded a nameplate to be placed on the Earl Taylor Jr. Legacy Award plaque, an individual certificate, and be recognized at Heritage Academy Mesa campus’ last assembly of the year.

Award Criteria
1) Be a member of Heritage Academy Mesa campus facility/staff for two or more years at the beginning of the school year.
2) Show the ability to inspire scholars through innovation, effective teaching methods, and/or engaging approaches.  
3) Have a record of serving as a mentor to scholars through the teacher or staff member’s participation in campus clubs and/or pursuing academic distinctions.
4) The teacher or staff member’s participation reflects above and beyond the defined boundaries of the assigned duties and responsibilities. Instilling a love of our country and the Founding Fathers to all in their sphere of influence.

Who Can Nominate
Parents, Scholars or Faculty can nominate a teacher or staff member

How to Nominate (send letters to Ms. Udall or Ms. Seaman via email; mail to 32 S. Center Mesa AZ 85210; drop off in a sealed envelope at the front desk)
Write a nomination letter describing the teacher or staff member that you wish to nominate and how you feel that the teacher or staff member meets or exceeds the criteria above.  Please provide specific examples.  Letters should be no more than 600 words.  Please also write your name; whether you are a faculty member, parent or scholar, and grade level(s) of the scholar.


My citizenship class made several get well posters for Mrs. Renard.  They went out and had all of her 10th grade world history classes sign it.

I’m so fortunate to have had this opportunity to teach and get to know these amazing scholars! B. Johnson

Jose’s Closet

I can’t believe how giving our scholars and their families are!  The donations have not stopped coming in and we actually needed a trailer to take everything to Jose’s Closet.  I know they will be very appreciative.

True heroes think of others and we are lucky to see such character continue to grow in our scholars.  Thank you! Ms.  Babbitt’s (class pictured here).

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.


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 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