IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  • 9/12-9/15 – CONSTITUTION WEEK (see post for details)

  • 9/13 – PTO MEETING  7:00PM (see post for details)

  • 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)

  • 9/22 – FALL-A-THON – 6:00 PM – 7:00 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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We invite you to share with one another how you honor those lost and those whose lives were forever changed that day.

Lift each other up and serve, just as those Americans did.

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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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An Invitation to Heritage Families

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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.

Regards,

Jared Taylor
Chairman/CEO
Heritage Academy Schools

Sign up to attend the seminar  HERE

Welcome to Constitution Week!

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EVERYDAY this week scholars can participate in fun Constitution themed activities and trivia during lunchtime.  There is a Colonial Word Search, Scrambled Word Presidential Trivia, Fill in the Blank Star Spangled Banner, and a Constitution Crossword.  Those participating are entered into a raffle each day for gift cards to Dunkin Doughnuts, Mod Pizza, AkChin Circle, or Bahama Bucks!!!

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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!!!

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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.

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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

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.

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Girls Volleyball A Team vs B Team

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GO TO A GAME THIS WEEKEND!

JH Coed Soccer: Fri. 9/9 @ HOME 4pm

Varsity &  JH Girls V-Ball: Sat. 9/10 – CAA Spike It Tourney all day

HS & JH Cross Country Meets: Sat. 9/10 @ Tumbleweed Park

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7th and 8th Grade  Arizona Tour

Wednesday, February 22nd – Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

Click the flyer for more information

COST: $370.00

CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP

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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Allow us to introduce you to Baily Martinez, a Senior here at Heritage Academy Maricopa. She has been a Hero since 2019 when we opened our doors, really enjoys having Fridays off and the variety of unique electives Heritage has to choose from.

Baily is a First-Degree Black Belt at ATA (American Taekwondo Association) where she trains twice a week outside of school in addition to having martial arts as an elective during the school week. She is currently the secretary for NHS, and a recent member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Central Arizona College. Baily is quite a busy and successful young lady! Baily plans to graduate from Heritage with her Associates Degree from CAC, and then transfer to a university. Little did we know that Baily really is a Hero. During the day she sets an example on campus, but she also holds that title when her school day ends.

As a little girl, she followed her dad like a shadow. Everywhere he went, Baily loved to be with him, and everything he did, she loved to be a part of. Baily’s grandfather was a volunteer firefighter in her dad’s small town, and as her dad grew up, he discovered that he also had a passion for firefighting. He joined Thunderbird Fire District as a volunteer firefighter in Hidden Valley. When Baily was about 9, he started taking her to small fundraisers and including her in activities that she might be able to help with.

It very quickly became something that she enjoyed doing not only because her dad loved it, but because she loved it. Towards the end of 2016, Baily earned an official place in the department as an Honorary Firefighter. She has since been a part of many fundraisers,  advertisements, and fire scenes. She has watched her dad move up the ranks where he is now the Assistant Chief for the district. Baily shared with us, “All our department members are fantastic people who I have grown up admiring and have helped to shape me into who I am today. Firefighting is a career that I have heavily considered pursuing due to the love and experience I already have for it, however there are also plenty of other careers that I am interested in.”

Baily and her family own a small ranch where they have raised beef cattle, pigs, chickens, and her beloved dog, Copper. Baily is also an avid hunter. Most of her time in the Fall is dedicated to hunting. She and her father usually hunt elk, deer, bear, mountain lion, dove, quail, and duck. Baily also loves photography. She states, “It is a great form of expression, and it helps me highlight the things that I love and share them with others.”

You would not think Baily has extra time for anything, but during her spare time she loves to be outdoors, off-roading, listening to music, studying history, watching movies, reading, or spending time with her friends and family.

WOW!  What an amazing young lady.  Thank you, Baily, for being a true Hero to others in such a time of need. We are so grateful to have you as part of our Heritage family, proud of your accomplishments and are blessed to see you through your senior year!

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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.

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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.