Heritage Academy was founded in 1993 by Earl Taylor Jr. He felt that the public schools of Arizona were not teaching students high morals and education, so he founded Heritage Academy. It was a private school until 1995 when the government of Arizona granted it a charter. Over the past few years the state of Arizona has granted a number of schools a charter, and Heritage Academy is considered by some the top charter school in Arizona. Its curriculum is mainly centered around American History, Past Heroes, and Government. It teaches the students to be patriotic, and to be aware of what's going on around them in our economy and government today. Included in the curriculum are all areas of Science, English, and Mathematics, along with some electives.