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
9/4 Labor Day Break NO SCHOOL
9/5 Labor Day Break NO SCHOOL
9/6 Hearing & Vision Screening
9/7 Hearing & Vision Screening
9/7 Spirit Day!
9/7 Senior Barbeque 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Multipurpose room
We have a number of games this week and I hope to see some of you there. Check out the Events Calendar!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Heidi Udall, Principal
It’s that time of year again! We’re preparing for our annual Hearing/Vision screenings, and we need your help! We are looking for parent volunteers to help with the screenings. We will need volunteers for Wednesday and Thursday,September 6 & 7, 2023 from 8:00am to 3:30pm. (We will have a break from 11:00-12 noon). There are several shifts available, so please sign up for morning, afternoon, or all day. We need 4 volunteers per shift. I have made a sign up genius with the days/times available. Thanks so much in advance for your help! As always, we couldn’t do this without the support from our amazing Heritage families.
Each swimmer has been working hard all week trying new techniques to improve their strokes, starts, turns and underwater work. They showed determination and courage. The result: 56 best lifetime swims!!
So, it is with great pride we dedicate this trophy to Heritage Academy Mesa. Every single person who swam contributed to this victory. May it symbolize the determination, courage and pride this swim team brings to the school.
LIMITED NUMBER OF HATS AVAILABLE
Starting next Wednesday (8/23/2023) PTO will be selling baseball hats.
PRICE: $20 (One size fits all)
Available for sale ONLY during lunch.
Only 30 available!
FINE ARTS RETREAT: SIGN UP NOW
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 Oct. 1, 2023; 2nd due Dec. 1, 2023)
For all lanes, pull as far north as you can. Do not drop off or pick up scholars by the junior high stairs. Please pull all the way up toward the dumpsters so we can keep traffic flowing and off Drew Street.
The far right lane is our designated Carpool Lane. Please use this lane if your carload needs extra time getting in and out of the car.
The left lane is for quick drop-off or pick up.
Keep the far left lane open for vehicles to exit. No stopping, loading, or unloading in this lane.
If you need to park during these rush hours, please use the City of Mesa parking lot west of Drew Street.
Scholars are expected to use the crosswalk and not J walk across Drew Street if they are crossing.
In front (on Center Street):
There is 10 minute parking at the front of the school. Mesa PD will issue a ticket if you U turn. Do not park in this space before or after school. If you are waiting for you scholar, park along 1st Avenue.
The alley will be closed for the next 12 months. The Heritage parking area will no longer be accessible from Main Street.
Scholars are welcome to drive to school. Parking permits are required and can be picked up at the front office. We suspect we will run out on the first day. We do not have enough spaces for everyone who wants to park – please carpool, if possible. Seniors and Juniors are given priority. Other free parking is along 1st Avenue and in the church parking lot south of campus (not FUMC).
Parking is becoming more difficult in downtown Mesa. The City will ticket anyone who violates the permitted spaces and the 2 hour parking spaces in the city lot west of the school. All 1 hour parking spaces now require a tan permit.
Please be courteous to our business neighbors. Do not use their parking spaces or block their parking lots. If you need to wait for your scholar, park over in the Bank of America parking lot. Do not clog up the spaces behind Main Street businesses.
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 email@example.com
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 linkshere – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.