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|Comments Off on A letter from our Charter President

Recap: California Tour 2018!

The Heritage Academy (Mesa) Chamber Orchestra has safely returned home from our Southern California 2018 Tour! What a jam packed weekend full of fun memories including a chilly breakfast at the beach, ultimate Frisbee, a day full of music, an evening on a yacht at the San Diego bay, and a wonderful day at [...]

By | 2018-03-26T16:28:26+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Recap: California Tour 2018!

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

Reader’s Theater. In History Class!

Theater is a fun, interactive way to help students improve their reading fluency and oral speaking skills. It also gives students a chance to work cooperatively in groups and helps build their confidence, especially for reluctant readers. Knowing these benefits, our 8th grade history teacher, Tauni Orton, has incorporated theater into learning history and [...]

By | 2018-02-12T23:03:26+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Reader’s Theater. In History Class!

Teaching Openings at Heritage Academy

We are currently recruiting for the following positions. If you are interested, please follow the instructions below. Campus Position Status Load Hrs Contract   Begins Laveen Ballet Instructor Part-time / 2 classes 2 9 mo Aug 2018 Laveen Ballroom Dance Instructor Part-time / 2 classes 2 9 mo Aug 2018 Laveen Choir Accompanist Hourly / 12 hrs [...]

By | 2018-02-16T16:58:59+00:00 January 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Teaching Openings at Heritage Academy

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

Getting techie at the Tech Shop!

A field trip to the Tech Shop is a dream come true for many technology-curious students! Last month Mr. Brimhall, from the Heritage Academy Laveen campus, sponsored a field trip to Tech Shop in Chandler.  Tech shop is Arizona's largest Maker Space where people go to make personal projects or personally crafted items for small [...]

By | 2017-10-23T16:53:18+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Getting techie at the Tech Shop!

A Matter of Manners

Since at least kindergarten we have all been taught to be nice, share with others, and not talk when the adults were talking. We were told to not talk with our mouths full, not to be crude, and not to scream when we didn’t get what we wanted. As we got older we learned not [...]

By | 2017-09-20T21:12:37+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on A Matter of Manners

Does Practice REALLY Make Perfect? How Instrumentalists Should Practice

1.      Beginners should practice 15-20 minutes per day on three or four days per week; Advanced players should practice 30-60 minutes, as often as possible (this can include multiple practice sessions on a single day, adding up to several hours when needed). 2.      Warm up. Brass players should buzz, wind players [...]

By | 2017-09-06T17:24:46+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Does Practice REALLY Make Perfect? How Instrumentalists Should Practice
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