Reaching for the Arts

Today's post for Scholar Talk Tuesday was submitted by Shea, a student at our Gateway campus. All across the country, there are thousands of high schools. Heritage Academy Gateway is just one fish in a sea of thousands. But every school is different in its own special way: different classes, different people, different opportunities. Heritage [...]

By | 2018-02-12T20:16:52+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Reaching for the Arts

Urgent Need for Financial Literacy

Parents today have many worries for their youth. One of the greatest needs today is financial literacy and hardly anyone is teaching the basic concepts that are needed for our youth to face their future. Consider the following statistics from the National Financial Educators Council. 57% of college graduates plan to move back in with [...]

By | 2018-02-01T18:50:09+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Urgent Need for Financial Literacy

Becoming Research Rich

Research Rocks! Writing is a critical life skill, but even more so is research.  Currently, Juniors and Seniors of all three Heritage Academy campuses are going through the research paper process.  Some groan and complain that it isn’t relevant or important to anyone but the English teacher.  Here are just a few reasons why we [...]

By | 2018-01-30T18:49:44+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Becoming Research Rich

7 Cool Facts About Heritage Academy You Might Not Know. #2 Might Shock You!

Heritage Academy is just a boring, stuffy school for nerds, right? Wrong! If you spend even a single moment inside the building, you’ll see that these four stories are the stage for countless other stories. So, without further ado, here are seven facts about Heritage Academy. How many did you know? Heritage Academy has Fridays [...]

By | 2018-01-30T20:44:52+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 7 Cool Facts About Heritage Academy You Might Not Know. #2 Might Shock You!

Finish this sentence, “I wish my teacher knew…”

As a first year teacher at Heritage Academy Laveen, comments I’ve heard again and again from scholars: “The teachers really care about us.”  “Teachers want us to be successful.” Thinking about this brought to mind another teacher’s efforts in helping her students by asking them to finish one simple sentence:                                       “I wish my teacher [...]

By | 2018-01-29T18:36:11+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Blog|1 Comment

The Greatest Thing on Earth…. Sports! A scholar’s perspective.

We want you for sports at Heritage Academy! Sports are everywhere!  In the park, the street, the backyard, the dirt lot, and the schools.  Why come to Heritage when other schools have sport programs? Why come here when other schools win state championships?  Well guess what... we win state championships In fact, we won six [...]

By | 2018-01-22T19:18:26+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Greatest Thing on Earth…. Sports! A scholar’s perspective.

Putting the Fun in Jury Duty

There's something about a play that sucks you in. It transports you though time and space into a new and exciting moment in time. It just so happened that Heritage Gateway’s latest play, 12 Angry Jurors, took you to Jury Duty in the summer of 1963. The case seemed clear: a slum kid buys a [...]

By | 2018-01-22T23:23:43+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Putting the Fun in Jury Duty

Dollar for Dollar Tax Contribution Opportunity!

Pay online here: Mesa , Gateway , Laveen Arizona tax law (ARS 43-1090.01) allows taxpayers a tax credit of up to $400 per calendar year, if they contribute to extracurricular activities in public schools.  This is an actual credit against income tax imposed upon the individual. Contributions that are eligible for a tax credit are donated directly to schools, [...]

By | 2017-12-18T22:26:58+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Dollar for Dollar Tax Contribution Opportunity!

Up to the Challenge: Arizona State Fair Art Contest

     The Visual Arts Program at Heritage Academy Laveen is constantly striving to allow scholars to show their work in the community.  The first opportunity this year was the Arizona State Fair.  Ms. Kuecker opened up the challenge to all advanced art scholars.  Each scholar was given the criteria and asked to submit at [...]

By | 2017-11-09T17:39:47+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Up to the Challenge: Arizona State Fair Art Contest