Congratulations for making it through the first quarter! It has been a great year so far. We love our scholars and are so glad they are here!
We loved our Constitution Night last week. Our PTO did a fantastic job of planning and executing the event. Our Arts Department worked really hard to put together performances for the night. Huge shout out to those teachers and scholars!
We look forward to the concerts and productions we have coming up the rest of this semester!
Our athletics are also in full swing. Our teams are doing well, and we have a full schedule of games. We are grateful for a year where we can attend games and support our teams!
At Heritage, our grades are not final at the quarter. Our grades continue on and are final grades in December. Grades start over in January and go through May when they are finalized again. We issue a grade for each semester. All grades are in Powerschool. We don’t send home a written report card. So, please continue to check Powerschool.
Have a great Fall Break! No school September 27-October 7.
Principal, Maricopa Campus
FALL BREAK STARTS NEXT WEEK!!!
THANK YOU HERITAGE FAMILIES FOR VOTING!!
HERITAGE ACADEMY MARICOPA
FIRST PLACE FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS
THIRD PLACE FOR TEACHER, LYLE HAMBLIN
Heritage Academy welcomes Ms. Ashley Smith to the Maricopa Campus as our new dance teacher!
Ms. Ashley Smith began her dance training at the early age of 2. She studied all forms of dance and grew up as a competitive dancer in the Dallas and Phoenix areas. She received a scholarship to attend Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree in Dance.
Ashley continued her dance training at the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC, along with Chicago’s Lou Conte Dance Center, River North Chicago, and The Giordano Dance School in Evanston, IL. After graduating from college, she received a full scholarship to study and perform at the Giordano Dance School in Evanston, IL as a member of the Giordano 3 Company.
While living in Chicago, Ashley had the opportunity to perform and work with numerous Jazz and Contemporary dance companies and well-known choreographers. She landed the incredible opportunity of touring internationally as a professional dancer/performer with Disney Live!’s “Mickey’s Rockin Road Show”, a Feld Entertainment Production. For five years, Ashley toured internationally and performed in over 25 different countries along the way.
After touring, Ashley relocated back to Phoenix, Arizona where she currently teaches all forms of dance across the valley. Her favorite styles to teach and choreograph are Lyrical, Contemporary, and Jazz. Ashley also travels around the nation as a competitive dance adjudicator and enjoys sharing her lifetime passion of dance and technical knowledge with others.
Ashley is currently furthering her education and artistry by pursuing her MFA in Dance Choreography from Jacksonville University (2022). Ashley started Emote Creations Dance Project and is Artistic/Creative Director creating mini Dance Films. She loves to inspire and motivate dancers and students to be their best and is ecstatic to share her love of dance, fitness and creativity with the scholars at Heritage Academy!
We are so excited to have Ms. Ashley Smith as part of our Family of Heroes!
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.
Grade Check letters will be emailed on Friday, 9/24 for scholars who currently have a D or an F in a class. Grades are issued at the semester so there is plenty of time to make improvements. We do send these letters out on a monthly basis so scholars and parents are informed if there is a concern. Please reach out to the teachers directly if you have questions.
Just a reminder of Heritage Academy’s policy concerning grades:
High school scholars who receive a “D” or an “F” in a required class will not receive credit and will be required to repeat the class. A student who fails a required class must make up the class at a time other than during the regular school year. This will involve a summer school commitment, either at Heritage, if offered, or at another acceptable school.
In the case of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade scholars, when even a single class or multiple classes are not passed with a “C-“ or better, there will be no promotion to the next grade and the scholar will have to repeat the entire year and all the classes, even the ones he did pass. Heritage
Academy will not promote a scholar into high school who has not mastered junior high school skills.
CONSTITUTION WEEK WAS A HIT!!!
A HUGE THANK YOU to our AMAZING PTO for putting on such a fun event to celebrate the Constitution of our country! There were activities all week at lunch with a raffle and prizes, an art contest and live demonstration, a food truck, a concert with performances from Ballroom, Dance Company, Chamber Orchestra, and Choir, Citizenship awards, and a Living History Museum by our HS Drama Scholars. What a fantastic school event!!!
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to BOY SCOUT TROOP 993 for providing our flag ceremony and to all of the ARTS DEPARTMENT, teachers, and staff that helped make the event a success!
SENIORS…SHARE YOUR CREATIVITY
& PAINT YOUR PARKING SPACE!!!
DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
TIME: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
STEPS TO PARTICIPATE
- REGISTER FOR YOUR PARKING PERMIT
- PAY FOR YOUR PARKING PERMIT
- COMPLETE THE CONSENT FORM
- PAY TO PARTICIPATE ($10 CASH COLLECTED THE DAY OF THE EVENT)
Game Day October 28th at Heritage Academy Field
Attention ALL Seniors!! Please send a baby picture to Ms. Turik to be used in the yearbook. Parents may also purchase a Senior Spotlight. See flyer for details!
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.