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.
An Invitation to Heritage Families
10 August 2022
Dear Parents and Friends of Heritage Academy,
Welcome to another school year. Even though we have seen many changes in scholars, teachers, and campuses throughout the 28 years since being one of the first charter schools in Arizona, we can assure you that our commitment to our mission has not changed. In part, our mission statement says:
“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 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.”
One of the methods we have to ensure that all our staff understands our mission is to require all employees to attend a Making of America Seminar at least once every three years. This one-day seminar explores where America’s Founders got their good ideas and how they implemented them into our founding documents. This exciting story of America’s beginning reveals that the Founders had answers to nearly every problem we have in America today. It is a story that is sadly not taught in most schools today, hence, the social confusion which exists.
In today’s climate where parents are becoming increasingly alarmed when learning what is sometimes taught to their children in many schools, and in the spirit of openness, we are inviting all parents and interested friends to attend our next regular seminar on Saturday, September 17th. The details are contained in the attached flyer. This seminar will be taught by Earl Taylor, Jr., the founder of Heritage Academy. We guarantee you will be thrilled with the real story of America and be able to make sense of the social confusion which exists, especially during an election year. It is also timely because September 17th is Constitution Day, being 235 years since the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.
So, we invite you and your friends to be with us. While walk-ins are welcome, we urge you to follow the directions at this site and register your attendance so we can make sure we have enough materials for each attendee. What a great way to start the new school year, especially with your teen-age children.
Heritage Academy Schools
Sign up to attend the seminar HERE
**ATTENTION ** HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS ***
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HOMECOMING IS APPROCHING
Check out these amazing Retreats
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You can use ECA tax credit funds
Registration has opened for the Fine Arts Retreat!
This retreat is held at Emmanuel Pines Camp in Prescott Arizona and is designed to connect 8th through 12th grade scholars from all Heritage campuses, provide an educational retreat away from the normal school environment, and participate in daily intense workshops to learn new repertoire. Your scholars are challenged to develop strong character as they unite to create a fantastic show for friends and family. Heritage will offer the following intensive workshops:
Intensive programs offered:
➢ Full Orchestra (Band, Strings, Percussion)
➢ Piano II
➢ Musical Theatre
➢ Tech Crew (lighting & sound)
➢ Vocal Jazz
The Fine Arts Retreat is for all scholars in 8th through 12th grade, will be held from January 11 -14 and costs $285.This price includes transportation, meals, intensive workshops, extracurricular activities, and lodging at the camp. AZ Tax Credit can be used to pay for this! Payment will be due in two installments.
$140 due September 23, 2022
$145 due December 1, 2022
If you are interested in having your scholar participate, please fill out the form attached below. Space is limited! For more information, please email Mrs. Wilson. (Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fine Arts Retreat Registration Website: https://sites.google.com/heritageacademyaz.com/fineartsretreat/home
7th and 8th Grade Arizona Tour
Wednesday, February 22nd – Thursday, February 23rd, 2023
Click the flyer for more information
CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP
9th & 10th Grade Puerto Rico Tour
Spring Break: March 12th – March 18th, 2023
Click the flyer for more information
CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP
You can click on the flyer to sign up
Click HERE to print the permission slip
Teachers on the lookout for items
Mrs. Steelman is looking to rehome a few old tablets/iPads, laptops, or even old cellphones (with their charging cords) for use in her classroom. You can wipe/clear all of your data, but they need to have the capability to access the internet. Please bring any donations to the front office for Mrs. Steelman, Room 148.
Please help us streamline our pick up lines. Pull all the way forward, cinch up tight to the car in front of you. Have your car doors unlocked and the trunk ready to pop. Your scholar should quickly and easily enter your car with their backpacks, instruments and bags. Everyone will appreciate the teamwork!!!
Along with cinching up the lines, less cars coming through will help too. Please consider carpooling.
Looking for a carpool? Try posting it to the PTO FACEBOOK PAGE.
Thanks PTO for a wonderful
Important Graduation Information from Heritage Academy Maricopa
SENIOR PICTUES: Friday, October 14th – click HERE and enter your 8 digit code you received in the mail to schedule your time slot.
Athletics Packet & Physical:
If your scholar is on a sports team, they need to complete a sports physical and the athletic packet. Both can be found on our ATHLETICS SITE. They will be ineligible to compete until these forms are turned in.
Heritage Academy holds high academic standards for their athletes. To be considered academically eligible for competitive play, scholars must be passing all classes with a 70% or higher.
We will conduct a grade check next week to review eligibility. Our coaches are constantly reviewing grades and are willing to work with the scholars in any way to help them improve their grades. Scholars should be advocating for themselves by discussing opportunities for tutoring or turning in late work if it is allowed by class policy.
Support those Heroes
GO TO A GAME THIS WEEKEND!
JV Girls Volleyball
Friday (9/16) – 5:30p – Away @ Trinity Christian (Prescott)
Varsity Girls Volleyball
Friday (9/16) – 7:00p – Away @ Trinity Christian (Prescott)
HS & JH Swim Meets
Friday (9/16) – 6:00p – JH & Varsity @ McClintock Pool
HS & JH Cross Country Meets
Saturday (9/17) – 8:00a – HS and JH @ Prescott
Saturday (9/17) – 4:30p – HOME vs Southwest Leadership
Not a school sponsored event, but Heritage Scholars are invited
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.
Allow us to introduce Brylee Bleil, currently an 8th grader here at Heritage Academy. Brylee joined our Hero family in 6th grade, and we are so happy she did! Brylee shares “I am so glad I moved to Heritage rather than staying at my last school. I love my school, my teachers, our building, and no school on Friday’s!” A big reason Brylee loves Friday’s off is it allows her to attend her rodeo’s!
Brylee is a firecracker, a tiny but mighty young lady. Brylee competes regularly in the Rodeo, specifically, barrel racing. Rodeo has been a part of her life since she was a baby. She literally grew up on the back of a horse. The rodeo runs deep in her family. Her brother is 21 and is Pro Rodeoing in Canada where he competes in steer wrestling. Her sister, who is 19, is going to college in Cisco, TX on a Rodeo scholarship.
Brylee kicks off her competitive season next weekend in Holbrook, AZ. She competes in barrel racing, pole bending and goat tying. Her hope is to qualify for the Junior World Finals held in June where she will compete against riders from Mexico, Canada, Australia and of course all 50 states for scholarships, saddles and of course, money!
When Brylee is not in the saddle, she is at school participating in Dance II and Advanced Choir. She leads by example on campus and has a smile you cannot miss. Although graduation is a few years away, rest assured she has her eyes on the prize.
We are so proud of Brylee and hope to see her in competition for ourselves.
If you are, or have a scholar with an amazing story, reach out to Mrs. Joanne Taylor. She would love to spotlight him or her on an upcoming Heroes in Action.
Applications are now being accepted for the City of Maricopa’s Youth Council. Teens between ages 13-18 are able to apply for this great opportunity! Youth Council members learn about city government, develop leadership skills, and participate in various programs and city events.
If you have any questions, email Rebecca Bennett at email@example.com.
CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION
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