PRESS RELEASE September 29, 2017 By Ambar Hanson – This Thursday, Hiawatha Academies was awarded $1.87 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Education through the Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP) grant. Hiawatha Academies was one of 17 high-quality charter schools across the country awarded the CSP grant. This grant was created through the U.S. Department of Education […]

Over the past five years, Hiawatha Academies has embarked on a journey to engage families as partners in the work to close the opportunity gap. This year, the network took further steps into this journey by enhancing its Family Academy to include topic areas differentiated by grade levels, engaging families in equity working groups, and […]

By BEENA RAGHAVENDRAN , STAR TRIBUNE October 25, 2017 – 10:27 PM Charter high schools in Minneapolis are often tucked away in modest locations, missing all the amenities that come with larger school district high schools. Things will be different at the $27.3 million Hiawatha Collegiate High School campus that opens next fall. There, students […]

Oct 9, 2017, 2:02pm CDT Updated: Oct 9, 2017, 2:51pm CDT Hiawatha Academies building high school at Longfellow’s former soda bottling plant Hiawatha Academies, a network of charter schools in South Minneapolis, has begun construction on a new high school at the site of the former Canada Dry and Shasta bottling plant in the Longfellow neighborhood. […]

The news of the past weeks has left many of our families, staff, and community members with mixed emotions as the future of DACA recipients unfolds. During these trying times, we want to reaffirm Hiawatha Academies’ unequivocal commitment to ensuring a safe educational environment for all students. Last year, in response to the hateful rhetoric […]

DALADA ISKUULADA HIAWATHA ACADEMIES WAA HOYGI BADBAADADA Aragtida hufan ee Iskuulada Hiawatha waa in la sharfo bini’aadanimada dadka oo dhan, waxaan si cad u horjoogsanaa cadaalad daradda ku salaysan hab qorsheysan, oo maamulan, inaga oo raadinayna in adduunka oo dhami ay ka hirgasho hufnaan dhamaystiran. Iskuulada waxbarashada ee Hiawatha, waxaa ka go’an guusha ardayda oo […]

Love Reading? Join Us!

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 […]