IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  • 3/12 – HS GLOW PARTY – 7:00 – 10:00 PM (See Post for Details)

  • 3-14 – 3/24 – SPRING BREAK (NO SCHOOL)

  • 4/4 – 4/7 – STATE TESTING (See Post for Details)

  • 4/7 – 4/9 – PETER & WENDY JH PLAY(See Post for Details)

  • 4/29 – PROM – 11th & 12th Graders 7:00-10:00 PM (See Post for Details)

IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION

HELPFUL LINKS

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.

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Dear Heritage Families,

We are thrilled to announce that after Spring Break, our campus will be returning to an 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. school day. Scholars are welcome to arrive beginning at 7:15 a.m and should be picked up by 4:00 p.m. We look forward to a reduction in 1st hour tardies.

According to ADE, there was a discrepancy with our bell schedule earlier in the year.

In the meantime, HB 2862 was passed that allows for more flexible instructional time. A few weeks ago, we received confirmation from the ADE that we could return to our original school day as a result of this new law.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we’ve navigated this journey with our bell schedules. We appreciate our Heritage community (teachers, scholars, families) and the way you adapt as we make required changes.

Attached is our new bell schedule.

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Sincerely, 

Kimberly Ellsworth
Principal, Maricopa Campus

We will be participating in State Testing the week of April 4-7.   Please take a look at it as not every grade level is tested every day.  There will be early releases and late starts for your scholar that you will need to be aware of.  Take note.  We will also send out reminders as the testing week approaches.
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Juniors and seniors! We want your opinions and song requests for prom! Prom is coming up on April 29th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix! Please click on the link below if you want to leave us your song requests. No requests will be taken at the event. We also want some feedback on refreshments! You can fill out the survey more than once if you have more than one song request but multiple votes for refreshments will be thrown out. Please take the time to give us your opinion!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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ATHLETIC UPDATE

J.H. Flag Football Champions!
Congratulations to our JH Flag Football Co-Ed team for bringing home the Division-2 State Championship last Saturday. We had a 1st round bye and in the 2nd round played Ridgeline Academy. Where we took the win 29-12. The 3rd round we played South Valley and won 48-16. In the championship game we played Heritage Mesa and won in OT 22-20. Noah Lewis had 3 touchdown passes with 2 of the 3 passes to Dominic Ascanio. Noah Lewis was voted the Player of the Game. Way to go lady & gentlemen!

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Varsity Baseball is on fire!
They are 2-0 bringing home recent wins against Imagine Coolidge 15-1 and Mission Heights Prep 10-4.  We invite you to come and support them on Friday, March 11th at Copper Sky as they take on EVAC. First pitch is at 6:00 p.m.


Our first J.V. Girls Softball Team!
Our J.V. Lady Heroes and Coach Taylor opened their season with a game against Varsity.  It’s an exciting time and a big milestone in the Heritage Academy’s Softball program.  Congratulations on being the FIRST Heritage Academy Maricopa J.V. Softball team!  Great job ladies.

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Boys and Girls J.H. Soccer, J.H. Boys Basketball, H.S & J.H. Coed Golf and Varsity Track will all start after Spring Break. Be sure to come out and support our families of Scholar Athletes while we can in this beautiful weather.

Heroes Fan Gear is Now Available

Our spring team store is now open.  It has fully sublimated and customizable gear with your sport, name, and number on most items.  The team store will remain open until March 16th.  At that time it will close and items will be shipped in 4-5 weeks.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP

The store offers men’s and women’s shirts (long & short sleeve), shorts, hoodies, and jackets (full and 1/4 zip).  Hoodies and jackets are approved to wear in class. There is also a duffle bag and backpack available.

All items can be customized with your sport and jersey number or grad year!  After you click on an item, you will see the drop down lists to customize the sport, number, or name (if applicable). Please email Mr Miller with any questions (jeffrey.miller@heritageacademyaz.com)

CLICK HERE TO SHOP

Support our Heroes sports programs with some new fan gear!
Let’s go Heroes!

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Have a fantastic Spring Break. Recharge and come back ready to battle!

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Mrs. Huff’s swim class did safety training this week and learned CPR and rescue breathing.

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Our high school drama scholars participated the Jungle Cruise of Doom Murder Mystery Dinner!Murder-Mystery-Dinner-2022

They traveled on a cruise through the Congo facing assassins, cannibals, and other nefarious individuals. They had the audience laughing in stitches. Mr. Ellsworth, Mrs. Obarr, and Ms. Fairbanks are so proud of the professionalism, hard work, and flexibility have they put into this production.

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We also want to thank our community partners Sprouts Farmers Market for providing the sides for our meal. Sprouts not only provided great food and service but were generous enough to offer a discount in order to support our drama programs.

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We also want to thank Riggs BBQ for the delicious pulled pork and BBQ sauce they provided at a reduced cost. We also want to give a big thank you to all the parents who have been supporting our drama program; those who cut fruit helped build sets, took tickets, made bulletin boards, and came and supported their scholars. It really does take a village and the Maricopa Heritage Drama program would not be possible without all of you! 

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Mr. Bunker and Mr. Berry put together a spectacular evening for our 8th-12th grade choirs, concert band, concert orchestra, and chamber orchestra.  The scholars received a standing ovation for their performance of Bohemian Rhapsody.  What a wonderful night of music!!!

Citizenship

Through the Month of March are character pillar we will focus on is being Knowledgeable. Being Knowledgeable has nothing to do with intellect, but instead the willingness to be life long learners as well as self-motivated learners. Our scholars this year have learned about many people who, though did not have access to formal education, became highly educated and were known for knowledge. We encourage our scholars to take opportunities to learn both in the classroom but also outside of it. Learning about leadership, life skills, as well as academics is essential to fulfill our mission statement of building Strong Character.

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Our AMAZING PTO parents put together a delicious lunch for the teachers and staff on Thursday.  A HUGE SHOUT OUT to the PTO team for always making us feel special and loved!  THANK YOU!!  THANK YOU!! 

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THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL CALENDAR IS HERE!!!  

Please note that the dates are subject to change prior to board approval in June 2022.

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CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE  VERSION

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2022-2023 ENROLLMENT UPDATE

We are currently on a waitlist for all grade levels for the 2022-2023 school year!  

We anticipate a continuation of increased enrollment, with many new families eager for their scholar to benefit from the quality academic environment at Heritage Academy.

EXISTING SCHOLARS – All current scholars will be reserved a spot for next year and no further re-enrollment action will be required at this time.  If you are planning to withdraw for next year, please complete THE WITHDRAWAL REQUEST FORM.

NEW SCHOLARS – If you have friends or family members that do not currently attend Heritage but would like to join us next year…they will need to complete the full enrollment application. CLICK HERE TO ENROLL.

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DRESS CODE REMINDERS

Khaki pants need to be cream, beige, or khaki in color (according to the chart below).  The colors that are crossed out in red are not approved.
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REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR LUNCH!! 
NO OUTSIDE FOOD IS ALLOWED

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We have a large number of forgotten lunches that are being dropped off at campus.  Please limit this as much as possible and remind your scholars before they leave the house, to grab their lunch.  NO OUTSIDE FOOD (fast food or delivery) is allowed.  The school does not provide a lunch if your scholar forgets.

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DID YOU ORDER LUNCH? 

HERE ARE A FEW REMINDERS:  

  1. Communicate with your scholar if you ordered lunch for them so they know to pick it up.
  2. If a lunch is ordered and not picked up during lunch time, it will be donated.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.  

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IN ORDER TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE, YOU MUST CALL BEFORE 10:00 AM THE SAME DAY OF THE ABSENCE. 

  EXCUSED ABSENCE: An excused absence is an absence due to illness, doctor appointment, bereavement, or family emergencies.   

2020-2021 AZ Merit Test Scores are Here!  

(6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th Graders Only) The 2020-2021 AZ Merit test scores are available for pick up at the front desk.   A copy has also been placed in your scholar’s file.

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Need a Replacement Scholar ID???

If your scholar has lost their ID, you may go to MySchoolBucks to purchase a new one. They are $5 and will take 1-2 weeks to be printed and delivered.

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COLLEGE CORNER

College-Prep
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 Mr. McCambridge, please visit https://calendly.com/greg-mcca

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As we drop off and pick up scholars at school, we need to respect our neighbors.  They have been reporting to law enforcement the speeding in the neighborhood, blocking driveways and blowing through stop signs.  All traffic laws should be obeyed on and off campus.

Arrive-Early

Plan to leave home sooner in the morning to get your scholars to school on time.  The closer you arrive to the start of school, the more traffic there will be.  Scholars can be dropped off as early as 7:20.  We do have a strict tardy policy and know that traffic can slow down starting at 7:40.  Please plan accordingly.  

Friday-Appointments
All appointments including dentist, doctor, orthodontist, etc. should be scheduled on Fridays or after school.  Fridays are the perfect day since we have it off and your scholar(s) will not miss class time.

PHOTO ID REQUIRED

TO SIGN-OUT YOUR SCHOLAR

PHOTO-IDIf you need to sign-out your scholar, you will be required to show your ID and we will make a copy of it for our records.

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DID YOU ORDER LUNCH? 

HERE ARE A FEW REMINDERS:  

  1. Communicate with your scholar if you ordered lunch for them so they know to pick it up.
  2. If a lunch is ordered and not picked up during lunch time, it will be donated.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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Please send any pictures taken at sporting events, performances, or happenings involving Heritage scholars to the yearbook email!!!
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