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 […]

There are currently 53 scholars at Hiawatha Academies who we have identified as being homeless or highly-mobile (sometimes called “migrant”). Homelessness doesn’t always present itself how you would expect. A family is considered homeless if they live: In shelters or transitional housing programs In motels, hotels or weekly-rate housing Doubled up with friends or relatives […]

When Zena Reta (pronounced “Zay-nah Reh-dah”) was looking for a career change, she knew she wanted to make a difference. She had been working as a glazier — someone who works with glass and windows — on construction sites after her tours in the middle east as a mechanic with the Army National Guard. Construction […]

Northrop scholars

Hiawatha Academies has proven once again that it is possible for all scholars to achieve regardless of race, zip code or socioeconomic status. The Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) released this month are how the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) assesses schools as part of Minnesota’s waiver for No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Hiawatha Leadership Academy […]