Dates to Remember

Feb. 20—Open House for Prospective Families

Feb. 21—Talent Show, 7 PM

Feb. 22—Final deadline for submission of senior portraits

Feb. 28-29—Murder Mystery

Mar. 5—JH Activity

Mar. 5—PTO Meeting, 3 PM

Mar. 9-12—Spring Break, No School

Mar. 13-16—Scholar Council Elections

Mar. 27-28—JH Play

Mar. 30-31—Spring Testing

Mar. 31—Dual Enrollment meeting for parents of incoming freshmen

Apr. 6-7—Spring Testing

Apr. 9—PTO Meeting, 7 PM

Apr. 10-11—School Musical, Aida

Apr. 11—Community Easter Egg Drop at Heritage

Apr. 13-16—Scholar Council Elections

April 16—JH/HS Activities

Apr. 27-30—Spirit Week

May 1—Band/Choir Concerts

May 2—Prom

May 9—Dance Performance

May 14—PTO Meeting, 7 PM

May 18-21—Finals Week, Please be in attendance

May 21—Awards Ceremony

May 22–Graduation



4701 W. Encanto

7 PM


Heritage Academy Laveen Presents the Westing Game!

The unsuspecting residents of Sunset Towers are summoned to the reading of a mysterious will, only to find themselves locked in a thrilling game, as they must discover who is responsible for killing an eccentric millionaire.  Through blizzards, bombings, and unlikely alliances, the game is on, and the only people who hold all the clues are the Westing heir and you.

Dinner included in the price of ticket.

Feb 28-29

Tickets at






Click here for a helpful resource when scheduling testing dates for your college applications.


02/25 & 02/27: US Army recruiters will be on campus to give the ASVAB Presentation to juniors and seniors and the benefits of the test.


Grand Canyon University’s Summer Institute series

Within the coming weeks, GCU will be launching our promotion of summer camps that give students the chance to explore future career tracks, college programs of study, and experience GCU’s campus life.  Each camp session runs for 3 days & 2 nights, with overnight parking available to the students that drive. Attendees may look forward to sessions created and taught by GCU professors that will include hands-on learning experiences, real-world insight from partnering businesses, and evening socials with other students. Camp admission is only $100, which includes food, lodging, and all camp activities. This event is open to all entering Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year this fall.

This June, GCU will be hosting three separate camp sessions with each one offering the following tracks:

Business Engineering
Performing Arts & Production Pre-Health & Sports Medicine
Psychology & Criminal Justice Technology

Summer Institute at Grand Canyon University

3300 W. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017



The scholarship is for high school seniors or recent graduates planning to attend a career school participating in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program.


Search for multiple summer programs here:

If your child continues on to ASU, having participated in the programs below will make them eligible to apply

Access ASU scholarships: Cesar Chaves Institute (CCLI)- (entering grades 11h and 12th graders) Cost: $0 (Free)

Barrett Summer Scholars – (entering grades 8th-10th) Fee Waiver available based on need

Poly Summer Leadership Academy (entering grades 9th-11th ) Fee Waiver available based on need Clubes de Ciencia – (entering 9th-11th grades) Cost: $ 0 (Free)

Summer Experience at West – (9th-12th graders) Fee Waiver available based on need


Mr. Herrera will be working closely with your family this year to assist your senior with post-graduation goals. Schedule your Senior Meeting now by clicking here.


There will be a Lunch and Learn on February 27th for all seniors to go over the benefits of taking the ASVAB test and how it will help you with your future goals.

Great website for parents:

The Laveen campus will be sponsoring the ASVAB test on March 27th.  The test starts at 0800 in the morning and doors open at 0730.  A sign-up link has been sent out to juniors and seniors, if interested please check your email.

Young Scholars Program

Current 7th grade scholars can apply for the Cooke Young Scholars Program. This five-year, pre-college scholarship program provides educational advising, funding for enrichment opportunities, and access to a community of highly-motivated scholars from 8th through 12th grade.

Click here to access the application on the Cooke Foundation’s website. The application open period ENDS March 23, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.If you’re interested in learning more about the Young Scholars Program from Foundation staff members, please click here to view our latest webinar.




Make your grocery bill go further by helping out the PTO.  Fry’s will donate when you link your VIP card to their community rewards program and choose Heritage Academy Laveen PTO as the beneficiary!.  Check it out here.


Use this QR code now to track your citizenship service hours!


Spanish/Science Tour

For:  Freshmen and sophomores in 2019-20

When:  Spring Break 2020

To:  Puerto Rico

Contact:  Mr. Halterman with questions at

For:  Performing arts scholars in grades 7-12

When:  January 2021

Speak to your performing arts department teacher for details.

France 2020

For:  High school students

When:  Spring 2020

Contact:  Mr. Arnold with questions at

Southern Arizona

For:  Junior high school students

When:  April 22-23, 2020

Contact:  Mr. Nash with questions at

Teacher and Staff Birthdays:

February 1—Mr. Smith

February 11—Mr. Arnold