• 12/25-1/4 – CHRISTMAS BREAK – no school

  • 1/3 – VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL INTL. EXHIBITION GAME – vs. Wyndham Australia 5:00 PM



  • 1/10-1/13 – HS FINE ARTS RETREAT – for those scholars who signed up 

  • 1/15-1/16  – CIVIL RIGHTS DAY – no school 

  • 1/23 – MENTAL HEALTH NIGHT – see post for details

  • 2/10 – NHS BLOOD DRIVE – more details to come


  • 2/19-2/20 – PRESIDENT’S DAY – No School

  • 2/23 – MAKING OF AMERICA SEMINAR– more details to come



Our Mission Statement

Heritage Academy is dedicated to youth, their growth and development. The purpose of education is to build strong character. Strong character is reflected in 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 today’s youth a 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 today’s rising generation gains 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 preserving America’s greatness. Heritage Academy exists to this end.



Jessica Spittle is a compassionate and highly skilled Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) dedicated to fostering mental health and well-being across school settings and private practice. Jessica earned her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University, and uses a dynamic blend of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness. Jessica brings a holistic and personalized approach to her counseling practice.

Jessica is a dedicated advocate for mental health awareness. She actively engages in community outreach, providing workshops and educational sessions to promote mental health literacy, reduce stigma, and empower individuals with practical tools for self-care.

Click HERE if you have suggestions on topics you want discussed.

Scholar handbook:

Absences Any scholar who misses ten percent (10%) or more of classes (usually five or more per semester) in a given subject may not receive credit for that subject. This applies to all absences unless on school business. An excused absence is an absence due to illness, doctor appointment, bereavement, family emergencies and 9 suspensions not to exceed 10% of the instructional days scheduled for the school year. Heritage Academy must be notified of the absence prior to the absence or when the absence occurs by the parent or legal guardian who has custody of the student. If an absence occurs relating to any other term or condition that is not specifically designated above, the absence shall be counted as unexcused.

Tutoring is still happening!

Dress code reminder:

Winter wear: Heritage branded outerwear can be purchased through a variety of departments on
campus. Approved outerwear bears the Heritage logo and other academic, arts, or athletic icons.

All Heritage sponsored outerwear is acceptable if approved by the campus administration. Otherwise, any solid
red, white, or navy blue sweater, sweatshirt, coat, or jacket is acceptable (the inside may be a different color than
the outside, but the inside must be solid red, white, navy blue, black, gray, or white). This outerwear may not
have any pictures, logos, or any writing on it.


Currently all our parking spots have been filled. We do not anticipate having spots open for the rest of the school year.



We have two special games happening over the break.

First, on Wednesday January 3rd, our varsity boys basketball team will be playing Wyndham Varsity boys from Australia in an international exhibition at 5:00 PM in our own Hero’s Gym.  Come out and support our Heroes!!

Next, we will be hosting our first alumni basketball game on Thursday January 4th at 6:00 PM. Come see some of our basketball legends of the past take on our current boys varsity team.  Once a Hero, always a Hero!


Congratulations to these Lady Heroes!  They were the runner up in state this year.

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Thank you PTO for setting up this YEAR LONG fundraiser!

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A few scholars in holiday hats were rounded up for a picture.


Mrs. Sim’s 4B Science class won the house cup.  They were rewarded with drumstick ice cream cones.


8th grade Citizenship classes enjoyed minute to win it games the last day before break.

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This year’s theme for the Christmas Door Contest was funny Christmas movies.  The winners had a Polar Express Theme.  Congratulations to the Citizenship classes of Mr. Hettinger and Mr. Feiles… They must have been “on the right track!”

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PTO… They continue to work their magic just like Santa’s elves. We love them!

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Mrs. Price and the Swing Dance Class held their “Century of Swing” dance performance in our gym. Afterwards kids had a blast during some group dance lessons.

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Mr. Hettinger and Mr. Taylor went the extra mile to dress up for Christmas this year.

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Mr. Bunker and a few members from choir took the opportunity to sing a few numbers during break at the Annual Nativities Around the World Event held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Honeycutt Road. Hero Alumni, Tanner Webster and Sadie Titus also were there to perform a few musical duets.

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Congratulations to 7th grader, Johan Vidolin.  He returned from the European Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Dublin, Ireland.  Johan wrestled the best kids from around the world and took home the GOLD medal!  He is now ranked 2nd in the WORLD for his age group!  Way to be a HERO Johan!




Click HERE to create an account.

Has your high school scholar created a 4 year plan yet?

Heritage Academy offers advising to every scholar on campus. Mrs. Bocchinfuso will coach them along their college prep path, get them enrolled in college while in high school, and set up for future success!

Parents and scholars….. Do you have questions regarding college or high school planning?
Below is a list of topics that you may want to consider.

  • High school course selection
  • Early College Program – Dual enrollment, AP & CLEP
  • Earning an Associates Degree at Heritage Academy
  • ACT/SAT/PSAT (Which test and when?)
  • Financial Aid (Scholarships, Grants, Loans & FAFSA)

To schedule your appointment with Michele Bocchinfuso, please visit:



Be prepared and try to remember all of the items you will need for class, sports, and extracurriculars each day. 

We understand things happen and sometimes items get forgotten.  We have had an increase in these forgotten items, so please help remind your scholars to prepare their needed items the night before.  SCHOLAR WILL BE CALLED DOWN BETWEEN CLASSES TO PICK UP THE ITEM. WE WILL NOT DELIVER THE ITEMS TO CLASS.  Please remind your scholar to pick up the item in the front office.


Course fees for all FIRST SEMESTER classes have been assessed and are now PAST DUE . Scholars with balances will now start to be dropped from all fee-bearing classes and will not be enrolled back in for the remainder of the semester.

As a reminder, our course fees are for the class, not the sport. Even if your scholar is not playing on a competitive team, you are still responsible for paying the course fee as is listed on the course request form completed at registration.

2023-2024 COURSE FEES

MySchoolBucks is our payment system for course fees and to make purchases through the school store.

To create your account go to and follow these instructions:

  1. Click “Sign Up Free”
  2. Follow the step by step instructions to add our school and your scholars to your account.  Our district is Heritage Academy Inc.  
  3. Click on “School Store” on the top menu bar for a list of options.

  1. If you click on “Store Home” it will take you to where you can purchase items like a parking permit, pay your PTO dues, or rent your choir robes.
  2. If you click on “School Invoices” this is where your current course fees and end of year school balances from last year will be listed.  You will be able to make a payment right through this system!
  3. We only accept online payments.  No cash or checks will be accepted.


No invoices?  You must add your scholars to your account.  Click the profile icon and select “My Students.”  You may also need to add Heritage Academy as a new district if you another school on your account that uses myschoolbucks.





New scholars – CLICK HERE to make your MyHotLunchbox account


  1. Change your scholars grade level under your profile.
  2. Communicate with your scholar if you ordered lunch for them so they know to pick it up.
  3. If a lunch is ordered and not picked up during lunch time, it will be donated.
  4. If your scholar is absent, cancel the order or contact the front office if you want it saved by 10:00 am, otherwise it will be donated.
  5. If you want a friend to pick up your lunch, it must be communicated to the front office by 10:00 am so the records can be updated.  



NO OUTSIDE FOOD (fast food or delivery) is allowed.  The school does not provide a lunch if your scholar forgets.  REMIND YOUR SCHOLAR TO PACK A LUNCH.