The Literacy Team made it clear: The reading goals for middle-schoolers to reach by the end of the school year are pretty challenging. 5th grade: 450,000 words. 6th grade: 500,000 words. 7th grade: 550,000 words. 8th grade: 600,000 words. But Hiawatha Collegiate Prep-Kingfield scholars and their families are good with challenges. That’s why many of […]

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 […]

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, […]

Young entrepreneurs Heidi Sanchez and Leidi (“lady”) Hernandez, both 10th grade scholars at HCHS are busy motivating their fellow scholars to remember those in need by donating to this year’s food drive. As part of their lab work, they carved out shelves for food donations in a small storage space on the second floor of the […]

By Eli Kramer “A teacher affects eternity; [they] can never tell where [their] influence stops.” –Henry Adams Every day, 1064 scholars walk into classrooms across our network and are greeted by the most important school-based people in the fight for educational equity: you, their teachers. Hiawatha scholars bring their infinite potential into the classroom with them […]