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This summer, dozens of Kindergarten to 3rd-grade students at Morris Park headed home with stacks of books to keep. Thanks to Minnesota Reading Corps and their Bookshelf Builders Initiative, Morris Park students received some of the 140,000 books that were distributed to about 15,000 children nationwide this year. The school also received about 20 books […]

Hiawatha Academies celebrates its 10-year anniversary

Hiawatha Academies celebrates its 10-year anniversary Governor Mark Dayton proclaims Saturday, June 10th, Hiawatha Academies Day MINNEAPOLIS – On Saturday, June 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Hiawatha Academies will welcome hundreds of families and community members to celebrate 10 years of working towards closing the educational opportunity gap for all children. During the […]

Day Of Silence

Student activists take initiative in organizing Day of Silence at Hiawatha College Prep and Hiawatha Collegiate High School April 2017 April 20th and 21st, Hiawatha scholars led our campuses in a Day of Silence, an annual day of action centered on spreading awareness about the effects of bullying and harassment of LGBTQIA students. To raise […]

Close reading. What is it?

This year, one of our network priorities has been close reading. We believe close reading is an essential component of literacy instruction and a crucial skill for our scholars to develop in today’s world. Close reading demands that students not only understand what a text says, but how it says it, and what it means […]

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After a few weeks off for spring break, we’re excited to get back to recognizing the best teachers Minnesota has to offer. This week we couldn’t tell who was more surprised, the teacher or her students. We love how energized Ms. Charise Powell’s third graders are at Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop in Minneapolis. When […]

  Hiawatha Academies has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to obtain proposals from qualified special education service providers in the areas of Speech/ Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy to contract with Hiawatha Academies Charter Schools. Please review the following guidelines for proposals and submit by 6:00 pm on April 21st.

Dear Friends of Hiawatha Academies, Tomorrow, across the country, women will be taking the day off to attend rallies and marches in solidarity and support of “A Day Without A Woman”. We will be open for school tomorrow (our high school for a half day, and the elementary and middle schools for a regular day), but it is […]

RECONOCIMIENTO DE RED DE ESCUELAS SANTUARIO —– Considerando: Que la visión de igualdad de Hiawatha Academies es “Para respetar la humanidad de todas las personas, interrumpimos activamente la desigualdad sistémica en busca de un mundo justo”; Que Hiawatha Academies está comprometida con el éxito de todos los estudiantes independientemente de su estatus migratorio, etnicidad, raza, […]

RECOGNITION OF A SAFE HAVEN NETWORK OF SCHOOLS —– Whereas, Hiawatha Academies equity vision is that “To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world”; Whereas, Hiawatha Academies is committed to the success of all students irrespective of their immigration status, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, […]

Are you happy with your child's school?

Many parents want their children to be in a school environment that is both safe and academically rigorous. While this sounds like a relatively simple task, the two most frequent responses I hear from parents when they decide to enroll at Hiawatha Academies during our mid-year enrollment window (January 1st – 29th) are: “My child […]