Dear Future Friend

Today's post is provide by Brittany, a scholar at the Gateway campus.  Dear Future Friend, The idea of jumping into high school right after being home-schooled for 4 years was kinda scary at first. Though it didn’t take long to get settled in, I’ve only been here a year now but my friend group has [...]

By | 2019-06-04T21:04:30+00:00 June 4th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Dear Future Friend

Top 5 Most Popular Game Consoles at Heritage

By: Dylan Whittaker, Heritage Academy Scholar, Gateway campus Video games are a fun thing to use a to pass time or to have fun with your friends after school or on weekends. At Heritage, there are many people that bring and play games with each other during lunch or after school to have some fun [...]

By | 2019-05-15T21:41:04+00:00 May 15th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Top 5 Most Popular Game Consoles at Heritage

Be a Hero

Have you ever found yourself wondering what it means to be a hero? Or daydreaming of being there in the nick of time to save someone from grave danger? What does it really mean to be a hero and who earns that title? One of our 11th grade scholars from the Gateway campus -- we [...]

By | 2019-04-11T17:50:25+00:00 April 11th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Be a Hero

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

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

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
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