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 Heritage Academy has again received many accolades for excellence in education.
For the second year in a row the Heritage Academy schools were voted the best charter schools for 2019 in Arizona and #4 overall by Niche.com. Heritage was also ranked the ninth safest school in Arizona.
In the same ranking, Heritage teachers were voted #1 in all of Arizona. Wow! The governing board also approved the highest teacher salary increase in Heritage history rewarding our teachers for their excellent work and achievement.
In a recent article, AZCentral.com recognized Heritage Academy as having two of the highest average teacher salaries among charter schools in Arizona. Heritage teachers are the best and worth every penny. I’m so grateful that two of my own children are learning from the best in Arizona.
As the fourth charter school in Arizona’s history, we know the secret to the success come from our wonderful families and teachers. Thank you.
This year will be no exception to the legacy of excellence. Many wonderful lessons, activities, and events are planned. For example, Heritage Academy published “The Real James Madison” authored by our own history teacher, Dr. Joe Wolverton III. Citizenship class this year will be a study of the life and teachings of the Father of the Constitution.
Our scholars will also be benefiting from the best early college program in Arizona including AP and our extensive dual enrollment catalog. Additional support for our families will come from Anna Weiler, our new Director of College Relations. Our high school scholars are not “preparing for college” they are in college now!
Additionally, Heritage families also have exclusive access to the most efficient bundle of degrees with our exciting new partnership with Benedictine University. Imagine your child finishing a HS diploma, AA, BS, MBA under $45,000 in only three years after high school! It’s a reality, but only at Heritage.
Another exciting development is that Heritage will be offering the ACT in place of the AZMerit for high school 11th graders at no cost to Heritage families.
As always, our arts and athletics programs will continue to compete for top awards and championships in the State. Our arts directors and athletic coaches are tops and we look forward to cheering on our Hero artists and athletes.
Thank you for choosing Heritage. As a valuable member of the Heritage community, you are key to our success. I’m looking forward to seeing you throughout the year and learning how Heritage can benefit your scholar. Your partnership is valuable and appreciated. It’s truly going to be another great year as we Build America’s Heroes, Together.