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Heritage students with snakes. (Submitted photo)

“Heritage Academy staff and teachers really have the scholars’ best interest at heart,” said one Heritage Parent. “They are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that all of their students are set up for success and have every available tool to do and be the best they can.”

The original downtown Mesa campus has been open for over 20 years and is an A-rated school with the Arizona Department of Education. Heritage Academy in Maricopa is a replication school from the original Mesa Campus and is a tuition-free, 6th-12th grade charter school. It has already enrolled over 300 new Maricopa scholars. They are excited to add more scholars and families who are interested in high academic standards.

Another Heritage parent was “drawn to the small-school environment which allows the teachers to really get to know their students and help them succeed.” By offering small class sizes, Heritage teachers have more time in class to teach and help scholars learn.

Located in The Crossings in The Heart of Maricopa–East of Porter, off Adams–the campus is ideally situated for families in the City of Maricopa. While excited about the new facilities, the focus of Heritage Academy has always been to give their scholars a quality education and experience. In addition to the strong academics, Heritage offers a wide array of arts and athletics in an innovative 4-day block schedule.

Principal Kim Ellsworth explained how Heritage uses a block schedule. “Scholars attend four classes on Mondays and Wednesdays and four classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This gives teachers and scholars more class time and gives the scholar the opportunity to add electives to explore more options without overloading their schedule.”

She continued, “The scholars really enjoy the four-day school week and parents like it because scholars have time to finish homework and still have weekend family time. We have had many parents tell us they like the flexibility of being able to schedule appointments on Friday without their scholars having to miss any school.”

For the arts, Heritage Academy will be offering classes in dance, art, drama, choir and instrumental music. In athletics, programs include football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and martial arts. Depending on scholar interest, other sports may be added such as swimming, softball, baseball, and cross country.

Heritage Academy maintains a clean, moral, positive atmosphere where scholars can feel safe. The staff and faculty are committed to the growth and development of young people. Providing the highest quality education and character development are key qualities for every member of the Heritage faculty. The faculty is expected to perform at a high level and focus on serving the parents and scholars.
Heritage Academy is currently taking enrollment applications online for grades 6-10 at https://hamaricopa.com/enrollment-open/. You may also reach us at maricopa@heritageacademyaz.com or by calling (520) 367-3800.

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