Tours & Retreats

Heritage Academy offers our scholars opportunities and experiences, outside of school hours, that help build character, learn new skills, and provide memories that will last a lifetime. These experiences are packaged into “Tours” and have been part of the Heritage Academy experience for the past 25 years.

Here are some tours that are currently offered for the 2020-2021 school year:

Independence Study Tour

SPRING 2021.

Heritage Academy’s 25th Annual “Independence Study Tour” to Williamsburg, Monticello, Washington D. C., Philadelphia, Valley Forge, Gettysburg, and much more.  The total cost for the tour is $2000.

Sunday March 7-Saturday March 13, 2021 (6 days/5 nights)

Start planning your spring break now! Join Heritage Academy for our Independence Study Tour. Cost is $2000. Price is based on four per room for 6 days/5 nights. Price includes airfare, hotel (quad occupancy), all entrance fees, breakfast and dinner each day, and lunch on two days.

Spring 2021 Independence Tour Payment Schedule:

2021 DC Philly Williamsburg Tour Flyer

2021 DC Philly Payment Flyer

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

2021 Arts Retreat

January 6-9, 2021

The Fine Arts Winter Retreat is designed to provide an educational retreat away from the normal school environment. Students will participate in daily intense workshops to learn new repertoire and perform for each other before returning home.  Friendships are built, teams are formed, and students work hard to improve and/or learn new skills!  They will also have time for other recreational activities.  We love to work with and get to know these students better and prepare them for a great semester. Info for: Emmanuel Pines Camp (coming soon)

STAY TUNED for a flyer with all the information, camp rules and medical form. Click HERE for a sample itinerary.

France Tour: 2022

Heritage Academy high school scholars are invited to join us for a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience to France: Paris, Normandy, and Brittany during Spring Break 2022!

Dear parents and guardians,

Thanks to all of you who were able to make it to yesterday’s meeting about our upcoming trip: Paris, Normandy, and Brittany!   It’s an incredible opportunity for our students to explore another place and culture, and I can’t wait to see them discover more about themselves in the process.

As was explained at the meeting, the deadline to enroll with the $300 discount and no-risk enrollment is Monday, November 2nd,  2020 and space is limited. We already have a number of students enrolled.  CLICK HERE To Sign Up For France  You can view the tour page and enroll to guarantee a spot for your child! Have questions? The friendly folks at EF’s Traveler Support team can help at 800-665-5364. And if your child has friends who haven’t signed up yet, feel free to pass this message along to their families, too.  Feel free to reach out to me with questions as well.

By way of clarification, I did misquote the amount of tax credit donations that an individual and couple can donate to a school program, including this trip.  The amounts are $200 for an individual and $400 for those filing jointly.

Please see below for answers to your posted questions from the meeting last night. Here is the link to the recorded zoom meeting for those that missed

ZOOM RECORDING :    MEETING RECORDING-CLICK HERE

Thanks!

Mr. Arnold

ID Thanks for attending the meeting! If you have any additional questions, please leave them in the comment box below!
1 I just need the basic info but can’t make the meeting! Please find the meeting recording and the tour website above where you can find all the information you need.
2 I am a teacher at Heritage Maricopa and a scholar parent. Will they be needing any teacher chaperones? Please contact Mr. Arnold directly at Joseph Arnold jarnold@heritageacademyaz.com as he will be able to help you directly with this question.
3 May we use tax credit eligible donations to the school to pay for the tour?

Yes, you can make those donations to Heritage.  Please see the 48 minute mark on the meeting recording for all the details regarding tax credits.

4 Can parent(s) chaperone? Chaperones will be Mr. Arnold and other Heritage staff.  Parents can join the trip, not as chaperones, but as participants on the trip. Please see the 45 minute mark on the meeting recording for more details on this.
5 Is the Paris trip every 2 years? Yes, a France trip will be every two years. However, it may not always be the same tour with the same destinations.
6 1. Can I attend the tour as a parent? Yes, please see questions #3 above for this answer.
2. Can the trip be funded through tax credit eligible school donations? Yes please see question # 2 for this answer
3. Can tax credit school donations cover the cost of parents on tour? Tax credits are only for student travelers on the tour and cannot go to an adult traveler account.
9 Missed the zoom meeting and would like more information as well as adults being able to go . Yes please see questions # 3 for this answer!

Here are some tours that we have offered in the past: 

Liberty History Tour

Heritage Academy’s Twenty-First Annual

American-History Excursion  Liberty History Tour 

to Boston, Lexington, Concord, Plymouth, New York City

Monday, October 7 – Saturday, October 12, 2019 – (6 days / 5 nights)

More information HERE  and at the front desk.

2020 Arts Retreat

January 8-11. 2020

The Fine Arts Winter Retreat is designed to provide an educational retreat away from the normal school environment. Students will participate in daily intense workshops to learn new repertoire and perform for each other before returning home.  Friendships are built, teams are formed, and students work hard to improve and/or learn new skills!  They will also have time for other recreational activities.  We love to work with and get to know these students better and prepare them for a great semester. Info for: Emmanuel Pines Camp (coming soon)

Click HERE for a flyer with all the information, camp rules and medical form. Click HERE for a sample itinerary.

2019 Jr. History Tour

Every spring, the 7th and 8th grade students are invited to attend the Jr. History Tour.  This is a science and history tour in Arizona.  We alternate between Southern Arizona and Northern Arizona.  During the 2018/2019 school year, we will spend two days touring Southern Arizona. On April 24 and 25, we will visit
Kartchner Caverns
Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
Queen Mine Tour
San Xavier Mission
International Wildlife Museum
Old Tucson &
Tombstone
Students will enjoy a night away from home with their friends and faculty members in the beautiful desert in Southern Arizona.  The deadline to sign up is October 26, 2018.  We are currently accepting students for the waiting list.

Click HERE for a flyer with all the information

Permission Slip is located HERE. CLICK HERE

Hawaii Music & Dance Tour – 2019

Heritage Academy Music & Dance Hawaii Tour for 9th – 12th Graders

Spring Break 2019

Price per student is $1579 Click the flyer link below to download and read information on our 2019 Hawaii tour.

Hawaii Tour INFO CLICK HERE,

CLICK HERE for Field trip presentation slides

Dance Company Tour

One of the purposes in creating a dance company at Heritage Academy is to provide an opportunity for the top dancers to travel together and experience dance outside of class. This tour is the largest effort for outside experience in dance. This year our tour will take us to California, specifically Santa Monica, Los Angeles and Anaheim. Dance Tour info HERE