Joyce Preschool will offer a program at HLA-Northrop Minneapolis, MN – (Jan. 22, 2018) – Hiawatha Academies and Joyce Preschool will join forces next fall as Joyce opens a new preschool program at Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop. Hiawatha Academies and Joyce Preschool have been exploring the possibility of a partnership for the past two years. This […]

Hiawatha Academies has canceled school Tuesday, Jan. 23rd due to extreme winter weather conditions. This means the following activities and programs are canceled: • Classes and programs in all schools • All after-school and student programs (including extra-curricular activities, athletics, field trips, and school events) • All meetings scheduled at Hiawatha Academies buildings Canceling school […]

Media Contact: Ambar Cristina Hanson Chief External Relations Officer Cell: 612-239-1893 ahanson@hiawathaacademies.org   Hiawatha Academies Executive Director to resign  Search begins for new Executive Director Minneapolis, MN – (Dec. 18, 2017) – Eli Kramer has announced that he will resign from his role as Executive Director of Hiawatha Academies effective June 2018. The search for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]