IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  • 9/5-9/6 – NO SCHOOL– Labor Day

  • 9/14 – PICTURE RETAKES (see post for details)

  • 9/15 – CONSTITUTION NIGHT  (see post for details)

  • 9/17 – MAKING OF AMERICA SEMINAR – 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (see post for details)

  • 10/3-10/13 – FALL BREAK – No School

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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Picture Retakes: Wednesday, September 14th
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CLICK HERE TO ORDER PICTURES

Picture Retakes will be Wednesday, September 14th.  All scholars will be required to be in Heritage uniform for pictures.  Please make sure your scholar’s hair, facial hair, and uniform meet Heritage standards to ensure they will have their photo taken.

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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:
➢ Art
➢ Full Orchestra (Band, Strings, Percussion)
➢ Piano II
➢ Musical Theatre
➢ Ballroom
➢ Dance
➢ Yearbook/Photography
➢ Tech Crew (lighting & sound)
➢ Vocal Jazz
➢ Drama

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.wils@heritageacademyaz.com)

Fine Arts Retreat Registration Website:  https://sites.google.com/heritageacademyaz.com/fineartsretreat/home

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Important Graduation Information from Heritage Academy Maricopa

 JOSTENS ORDER EVENT: Tuesday, Sept 13th from 4-7 pm – in room 208.

SENIOR PICTUES:  Friday, October 14th  – click HERE and enter your 8 digit code you received in the mail to schedule your time slot.

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Please help us streamline our pick up lines.  Pull all the way forward, synch 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!!!

Carpooling

Along with synching 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.

Teachers on the lookout for items

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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.

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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.

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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.

Grade Checks:

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.

Check out these HEROES!!!

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Catalina Springstroh is a Senior here at Heritage Academy. She has attended Heritage Academy Maricopa since its opening in 2019 and loves the fact that there is no school on Fridays. She is a Scholar Athlete, currently on the Varsity Volleyball team and a member of NHS. After graduation she plans to attend college but has not yet decided on where.

Cat, as her friends call her, has been fascinated with motorcycles as far back as she can remember. She states, “At 5, I really started bugging my parents for a motorcycle. My dad was not too sure about getting one for me. My mom, on the other hand, told him to get me a used one and figured I would get over it. She was really wrong about me getting over it.”

 Cat started riding when she was 5 years old and had her first race a week after her 7th birthday. From age 7 to 12, she raced motocross around Arizona and won a couple of local championships. When she was 12, she left the track and switched to racing off-road. Off-road racing has taken her out of Arizona to California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Since racing off-road, Cat has won an AMA Arizona State Championship and 2 AMA National Championships. Cat shared,  “the AMA is the American Motorcyclists Association which is the governing body that oversees racing in the US. This year, I am in the points lead for my third national championship. I race the amateur expert class, which is just one step below pro.”  You go girl!

She has had her fair share of sprains and strains, just like in any other sport. Her worst injury has been a chip next to her growth plate in her ankle. Cat ended up having surgery to pin the loose piece in place, so it would not cause her any problems as she continued to grow.

Racing has allowed Catalina to do a variety of different things. She shared with us “the oldest motorcycle I have raced was made in 1973 in Czechoslovakia. My longest (distance) race was the Parker 250, which was 250 miles long. I did that one when I was 15 with my friend, Allie, who was 14. My longest (time) race by myself took 6 hours to complete. I also team-raced a 10-hour race with two other girls.”  That is amazing Miss. Springstroh!

Do not expect to see her on the social seen. She does not have time. “I go to school, play volleyball, and ride my motorcycle. In between those, I eat and do homework. Most of my homework on the weekend is done in the backseat of our van while driving to and from practice and races.”

What an amazing scholar! We want to come out and see you race Cat. Be sure to let us know the next time you compete closer to home.

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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.

9th & 10th Grade Puerto Rico Tour

Spring Break: March 12th – March 18th, 2023

Click the flyer for more information

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COST: $2300.00

CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP

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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 rebecca.bennett@maricopa-az.gov.

CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION

Mandatory Meeting Dates 

City Events and Volunteer Opportunities

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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

REMINDERS

Course-Fees

Course fees for all FIRST SEMESTER classes are now PAST DUE! 

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.

2022-2023 COURSE FEES

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

To create your account go to MySchoolBucks.com 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.

COMMON ISSUE:  

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.

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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. 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.