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 […]

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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 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 […]

The Exceptional Contribution award is Hiawatha’s highest staff honor, recognizing outstanding service to scholars and families. The following staff were honored in June for their exceptional contributions in the last school year. Hattie Carvalho is the assistant principal at HLA – Northrop. Prior to this role, she was the assistant principal at HLA-Morris Park, director of […]

Hiawatha Academies received a significant gift of $300,000 from MN Comeback to support our growth. These funds will: Equip new grade levels with furniture, materials and curriculum for third grade at Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Northrop and 10th grade at Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS) Help enroll 182 additional scholars above and beyond our current enrollment […]