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

  • 8/25 2022 Talent Show Auditions- Heritage Auditorium 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm For audition packets, please see Mrs. May!

  • 8/26 2022 Senior Personal Portraits Multipurpose Room

  • 9/01 2022 Spirit Day! 

  • 9/01 2022 Talent Show 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Talent Show (hosted by Dance Co.)

  • 9/05 2022 No School Labor Day 

  • 9/06 2022 No School Labor Day 

  • 9/08 2022 Senior BBQ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Multipurpose Room

A NOTE FROM Mrs. Udall:

Dear Heritage Families,

You are amazing! This week, we moved our PTO lunches into the kitchen. What an incredible service you are providing our scholars.

The money earned from these PTO lunches goes right back into the classroom. The money is being spent this month on a science magazine subscription for 8th grade, pots, and plants for our O&L scholars to nurture, and cords to support our new sound system in the auditorium.

Parents, we also need your help on something. If you want to drop off lunch to your scholar, bring it to the FRONT DESK. Adults handing unmarked brown sacks to scholars through the fences during lunch is not appropriate or safe. Thank you for helping us keep our scholars safe.

Thank you again for your incredible support. We need all of you.




Hello Heritage Family Friends!
We need a few spectacular volunteers to help us accomplish the visual and hearing assessments for our scholars! It’s easy! It’s fun and you get the chance to do some community good! Sign up today!


Questions: Heidi Connelly heidi.connelly@heritageacademyaz.com

Heritage Performing Arts Hawaii Tour!  Mar 12, 2023 – Mar 17, 2023 
This tour is designed to provide our 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.

Our hardworking and talented stage craft crew need some tools to help build the awesome sets used in our school productions.
  • paint brushes & rollers
  • measuring tapes
  • squares & speed squares
  • chalk lines
  • drill bits
  • saw blades
  • screwdrivers
  • hammers
  • Any hand or power tools that are no longer being used or just any donated ones would be greatly appreciated.
If you have an item for donation or questions, please contact Kerwin Blau (kblau@heritageacademyaz.com).

Mr. Peyton Jones

Mr. Peyton Jones is our new Algebra I teacher. He grew up in Mesa and graduated from BYU Provo in economics. Mr. Jones has fun at trampoline parks and watching action movies. He shares stories during the class break time. He is adopted which many people don’t know. His favorite treat is Starburst.

Mr. Ryan Kerby 

Mr. Ryan Kerby is our new 7th grade English teacher. He grew up in Mesa and is a Heritage alumnus. Go Heroes! Currently, Mr. Kerby is working to complete his Masters of English at Arizona State University. If you want to buy him a treat, he loves Oreos, Diet Coke, and Lunchables. During his free time, he enjoys kayaking on the Salt River. Currently, he is saving his money to buy a hairless cat.

Dr. Keith Idso

Dr. Keith Idso is our new Dual Enrollment science teacher. He earned his doctorate in Botany from Arizona State University. Prior to working at Heritage, Dr. Idso taught on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community for 24 years. He’s the father to twin daughters and enjoys country dancing. Whether he is collecting sea creatures or rocks, Dr. Idso loves to explore. Eating tacos in Rocky Point is another favorite pastime.


No school for Labor Day Weekend

Monday Sept. 5

Tuesday Sept. 6


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!

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

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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!


  • Schedule an appointment to meet with Mr. Brown, College Relations Manager Click HERE !