• 8/2 –  PICTURE DAY – see post for details

  • 8/8 –  PTO MEETING  – see post for details

  • 8/11 –  TRAP AND SKEET REGISTRATION  – see post for details

  • 8/18 –  WATER DAY – more details to come

  • 8/22 –  JH GIRLS VBALL  – @ HOME vs. Leading Edge

  • 8/25 –  SENIOR SUNRISE  – Seniors only, see post for details


  • 9/14 –  CONSTITUTION NIGHT – more details to come

  • 9/16 –  MAKING OF AMERICA – see post for details



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.

A message from our Principal

Welcome to our 2023-2024 school year!  We are excited to see our scholars back on campus!  Our theme this year is United We Stand. We want our staff, scholars, and parents to all be united in providing your children with the best educational experience at Heritage. 

The beginning of the year is a good time to review Heritage standards with your scholars. This will help avoid any confusion with expectations while at school.  For families new to Heritage, you can find most information to review in your packet from orientation.  However, our full handbook can be found on our website

Also, our driveline is being monitored closely again this year.  Please review the driveline maps we will send out.  As a reminder, no one can park on the street outside of our campus before the driveline.  Parents must park in our “cell phone lot” until we let cars in at 3:15. Feel free to stay in the “cell phone lot” and have your scholars walk out to you, but please do not park in the church parking lot or the pool parking lot. Let’s be united in being good neighbors to our community by doing our part to follow these procedures to help things run as smoothly, but more importantly, as safely as possible. Our staff, city, and neighbors are excited about your cooperation.

Thank you for having your family at Heritage.  We love our scholars and look forward to working with them all year. We have a lot of exciting things happening this year and look forward to sharing it with you.



Jennifer Titus

Principal Heritage Academy Maricopa


Picture Day: Wednesday, August 2nd


Picture Day will be Wednesday, August 2nd .  All scholars will be required to be in Heritage uniform for pictures.  Please make sure your scholar’s hair, facial hair, and uniform meets Heritage standards to ensure they will have their photo taken.



Thank you PTO for setting up this YEAR LONG fundraiser!

Use promo code:  HAM20 at



The cost of this trip is $215.  You can use your ECA funds for this trip.  Click HERE to find out how to pay through the ECA tax credit.

Click HERE to sign up!


*** Sports Announcements***

Heritage Maricopa Heroes 23-24 Athletics Season is Here!!

The Heroes are back!  Our fall season is weeks away.  Our teams are working through the heat, preparing for their seasons to begin.  Tryouts are happening and teams are being picked.  Our high school fall sports are football, girls volleyball, boys soccer, swim & cross country.  Each high school team has strong senior leadership and is set to improve on last year’s successes.  High school games will begin the week of 8/21 and the JH Q1 season will start on 8/15.

Athletic Packets and Sports Physicals:

Any scholar that is on a competitive team needs to complete an athletics packet and receive a physical.  Both of these forms can be found on the HERITAGE MARICOPA ATHLETICS PAGE

Each physical is good for 1 year from the time given.  If your scholar plans on playing a winter or spring sport, now is a good opportunity to take care of all your paperwork for your sports teams for the year.

We will be having our on-site physicals again this year with Dr. Matt Ormond.  Dr. Ormond has been teaching at Heritage the last few years and is currently teaching our Anatomy and Physiology classes.  These physicals are ‘Touchless’ and conducted in the gym.  They are $35 and are scheduled for August 1st and 3rd.

We do still have some available time slots for our Sports physicals, sign-ups can be FOUND HERE – SIGN UP GENIUS  Payment will be made at the time of service and can be paid for with card or Venmo, please NO CASH.

Fan Gear Heroes Team Shop:

Each year we open a team shop with exclusive Heritage Maricopa Fan Gear.  This shop only stays open for a couple weeks, so place your order now!

The sweatshirts are approved for scholars to wear in class.  The shop is OPEN NOW and will be taking orders until August 3rd.  At that time, the shop will close and the orders will be fulfilled.

Access the Exclusive Heritage Maricopa Heroes TEAM SHOP HERE

Do you feel Heritage is the best Charter School in Maricopa?

Vote for it!!! 

Voting is open July 21-August 4th.

Click HERE for a tutorial on how to cast your vote.

Click on Crème DeLa Copa to Vote.


Our creative heroes hit the ground running this week with day ONE of drawing, and after just one lesson and one class period, they put their newly learned techniques with graphite pencil to work and created amazing eyeballs! I wanted to share these with you because I am so proud of the drawings they have produced already, and this is only day ONE… after just ONE lesson! Imagine the artwork they will be creating after one semester! Here are ten random drawings from A day and B day. Hope you enjoy them! – Mr. Jimenez

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The new Leadership class with Master Feiles spent time creating and delivering their “elevator pitch”, a 30-second business networking tool to help with productive communication.

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Shout out to the BEST PTO!!! Not only did they serve teachers lunch, but they have been helping at school making sure the first few days were smooth. We can’t thank them enough!


Throughout the year in 7th grade History, scholars will be using primary sources, citing evidence and organizing that evidence in a logical sequence to determine cause and effect of historical events. To begin learning how to do all of this, the scholars in Ms. Schmidgall’s 7th grade History Class had to
determine the guilt or innocence of good old SpongeBob SquarePants himself.  The scholars read eyewitness testimony, crime scene testimony, and suspect evidence for textual evidence to either find SpongeBob guilty or innocent. The scholars did a fantastic job with citing evidence, using primary sources and evaluating points of view. A trial was held with both the prosecution and defense presenting their findings. It was a relief to know that in the majority of classes, SpongeBob was found to be not guilty!!

Lunchtime!  Our first week was a HOT one out there, but these scholars look like they are still enjoying themselves.  Do you spy jackets!?

Junior High

High School


Click HERE for more information!



CLICK HERE to check the website of The College Funding Coach

Register for the FREE educational workshop HERE

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

Heritage Academy offers advising to every scholar on campus. Mr. McCambridge 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:


Morning Driveline opens at 7:15 a.m. Please don’t drop your scholar(s) off before then.

Vehicles enter the property through the main (west) gate in single file and split into two lanes as they circle around the property. The speed limit on campus is 5 mph. See attached MAP.  Teachers will be on duty helping to guide traffic. Be respectful of these individuals and follow their directions.



DO NOT drop scholars off at the front of the school, or anywhere else than the established drop-off area.

The drop-off area is configured with three lanes: a left, right, and center lane. The left and right lanes are for dropping off scholars, and the center lane is for exiting vehicle traffic only. Scholars MUST exit their vehicle ONLY on the side of the vehicle that is adjacent to the sidewalk on the left or right side of the drop-off lanes, and you should plan accordingly prior to entering the driveline. Failure to observe this critical safety protocol may result in disciplinary action for both scholar and driver. As vehicles exit the drop-off area, they merge back into single-file, continue around the northern end of the property and leave the property through the main gate.

Scholars who are parking their vehicle on campus for the day may only park in the designated areas in the northeastern corner of the property, and must have a parking permit prominently displayed in the front windshield. Short-term parking for visitors to campus is in the designated parking area adjacent to the main gate. Visitors that need to leave while the driveline is in progress must merge into the driveline and follow the driveline pattern to exit campus as described above.

**Afternoon Driveline opens at 3:15 p.m. Vehicles are NOT allowed to park and wait in the street outside of our gate prior to 3:15 p.m.

**Afternoon driveline does not open until 3:15 p.m. Vehicles that arrive earlier than 3:15 are not permitted to line up in the street outside of our gate prior to 3:15 p.m. and can park and wait in the gravel “Cell Phone” parking lot located on the west side of Our Lady of Grace Parrish until 3:15 p.m. Drivers of vehicles that disregard this protocol will be given a verbal warning and redirected to the gravel parking area. Persistent disregard of this protocol will result in a referral to the Maricopa Police Department.



The afternoon driveline is very similar to the morning driveline. Vehicles enter the property through the main (west) gate in single file and split into two lanes as they circle around the property. The speed limit on campus is 5 mph.

Scholars being picked up are only permitted to enter their vehicle in the designated drop-off area. DO NOT pick up scholars at the front of the school, or anywhere else than the established pick-up area.

Please be patient our first few days as we get used to all being back on campus. Remember if we all do our part to help keep up these protocols, the smoother our driveline will be. United We Stand!




Course fees for all FIRST SEMESTER classes are DUE on 7/27.  Invoices will be sent out on the first week of school.  If you have an ECA credit, it will automatically be applied to your scholars balance. 

Scholars with a fee balance on MONDAY, July 31st will 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.

Heritage Maricopa’s Hero, Johan Vidolin, placed second in his division at the IBJJF Pan Kids tournament in Florida this past weekend. It is the biggest and most important kids tournament in the world for IBJJF where over 2700 competitors participated.

Two weeks prior he also placed second at the IBJJF American Nationals in Las Vegas.
Johan trains 4-5 days a week, 2-3 hours a day at Gracie Barra in Chandler. He’s been training since he was 8 years old to compete in these tournaments and his hard work finally paid off!