A letter from our Charter President

A Letter from our Charter President + a weekly update: Dear Heritage Families, The start of a new school year brings a wonderful combination of excitement and nervousness. Scholars as well as teachers look forward to making new friends and succeeding in new endeavors. As we start this year, I’m excited to report that [...]

By | 2018-08-13T17:33:06+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

How to Prepare for Finals

Today's post for Scholar Talk Tuesday was submitted by Noah Sharp, a student at our Gateway campus. I understand your pain. Finals are coming up, and you don’t know what to do to get ready. Here are six easy steps to be prepared: Sleep Yes, believe it or not, sleep is super useful for your [...]

By | 2018-02-12T20:18:28+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on How to Prepare for Finals

Study Skills: 6 Tips for Success

Being a math teacher, I am often asked the question, “How do you study for math?”  My answer is practice. Like snowboarding, skateboarding, or even video games, math will get better with practice. However, there are some other key tips that are important for success. Here are my 6 tips for effective studying: 1.  Review [...]

By | 2018-03-26T16:36:21+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Study Skills: 6 Tips for Success

Gamification in Education

Gamification is a great way to help students enjoy learning. Students love to play games. From kindergarteners to college students, games keep learning interesting. If you’re struggling to keep your students’ attention on the lesson, gamification could be the remedy you’re looking for. So, what is gamification in education? As the words imply, it [...]

By | 2018-03-01T16:31:17+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Gamification in Education

Animals in the Classroom: An experiment in hands-on learning

A few years ago, I conducted a research experiment with two of my 7th grade science classes at Heritage Academy, Mesa. This experiment was part of an online graduate level course called Research in Science given through the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.  After years of teaching science, I noticed how excited students are when [...]

By | 2018-02-28T16:25:08+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Animals in the Classroom: An experiment in hands-on learning

Open Enrollment Time!

Open Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is here! Enrollment begins January 1st and closes January 31st, 2018. All interested students must apply by January 31, 2018! Applications received after the Open Enrollment period will not be eligible to enter the Open Enrollment Lottery.  All applications submitted after the deadline will be processed on a first-come, first-served [...]

By | 2018-01-09T16:35:25+00:00 January 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Open Enrollment Time!

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
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