Heritage Academy Breaks Ground in Laveen
Heritage Academy has broken ground on its new campus in Laveen. Located at 43rd Avenue and Baseline Road, the campus plans to serve students for families in the Laveen, Ahwatukee, Phoenix, Avondale, Goodyear and Tolleson areas.
The new building may look familiar. It is modeled after Independence Hall and is aligned to Heritages’ mission to instill into the minds and hearts of today’s youth knowledge of and respect for the ideals and values of the great men and women of history, including those who founded the American nation.
Heritage seeks to set itself apart from other schools not only in academics, but also to give students an opportunity to excel in anything they want to do whether it is academics, sports or the arts. Kim Ellsworth is the principal at the Laveen campus. She explained that Heritage uses a block schedule, which splits the classes into two groups. Students attend four classes on Mondays and Wednesdays and the other four classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This allows teachers and students to have more class time, giving the student the opportunity to add more than one elective in order to explore more options without overloading their schedule. Ellsworth added that most students like the four-day school week. Parents like it so the students have time to finish homework before the weekend and spend time with family.
Play soccer? Interested in martial arts? The athletics program has something for everyone. In addition to Kenpo and soccer, students can take volleyball, weight training, baseball, softball, boys and girls basketball, flag football (Grades 7 and 8) tackle football (9-12), and golf. In addition, they are also hoping to offer lacrosse.
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, which is expected to perform at a high level and focus on serving the parents and students.
Heritage Academy maintains a clean, moral, positive, atmosphere where students can feel safe in the environment. They teach the mastery of primary and secondary skills in history, math, writing, literature, reading, science, music, foreign language, visual art, performing, arts and physical development. In addition, students learn about the lives, beliefs and accomplishments of the heroes of America to better understand the values and principles that governed their lives and upon which they built the American nation.
Heritage Academy, an “A” rated school, offers high quality instruction, ability to earn college credit while taking classes, and superior arts and athletics.
Heritage School is currently taking enrollment for grades 7-12. You can submit an application in person, by mail, or fax. You can also apply online at www.HeritageAcademyAZ.com.
Pictured from left to right are Jared Taylor, Kim Ellsworth, Beth Farris, Sharon Finell, Amy Hale