Hiawatha Academies – Northrop
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Languages spoken by school staff
English, Spanish, Somali
Hiawatha Academies (HA) provides a wide range of athletic offerings & leadership programs & clubs. For Athletics, Hiawatha is a member of the Eastern Minnesota Athletic Conference (EMAC) as well as the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). MSHSL sponsored programs are offered to Hiawatha Academies scholars in grades 7-12. Some of the Athletic offerings include Soccer, basketball, Girls volleyball, Football, Track & Field, Boys baseball, Girls softball & Cross Country running. They offer extra-curricular clubs & groups, & are constantly adapting to the interests of their scholars. They believe in creating opportunities for scholars of all ages to engage in interests outside of the classroom to build a positive school culture. Some of our clubs include; Black Student Union (BSU),Chess Club, Danza Azteca, Girls Who Code, LatinX Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), National Honor Society, Student Council, Robotics & many more
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Students at this school
- American Indian or Alaskan Native1%
- Black or African American9%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0%
- Two or more races2%
- English Language Learner68%
- From a Low Income Background77%
- Special Education14%
Teachers at this school
- American Indian or Alaskan Native0%
- Black or African American15%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0%
- Two or more races6%
Average student to teacher ratio
Seeks to create a K-12 school experience for scholars that empowers them with knowledge, character, & leadership skills. Our scholars will utilize these skills to navigate, interrogate, & ultimately transform our community. At Hiawatha Academies, we are committed to making our city & our world a more inclusive, equitable, & just place. At Hiawatha Academies, we strive to create inclusive learning communities that are rigorous, joyful, & build student agency. A college prep program. Offers arts-integrated programming, & STEM programming. Offers personalized learning.
Special education programming
All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, & leadership skills to graduate from college & serve the common good. This mission statement avoids caveats about what students can achieve. Our belief in the boundless potential of every child is core to our work & we support that in many ways. Guided by this mission, our classrooms support diverse learners, including students with exceptional learning needs. We believe: Every child must be valued, held to high expectations, & seen as a unique & whole person. The overwhelming majority of students with disabilities (90%+) can achieve academic success on rigorous, grade-level content when given the right support. When a scholar is not successful, our default assumption is to rethink how we support the scholar. Intelligence is multidimensional & should be recognized as such. Students with disabilities should be included with non-disabled peers to the greatest degree possible.
English language learner programming
As of Fall 2022, approximately 89% of students who attend Hiawatha Academies identify as multilingual with 60% of Hiawatha scholars qualifying for ELD services. Hiawatha’s student demographics underscore the need for robust & comprehensive ELD services which address the linguistic needs of scholars across all our grade levels & in different stages of English language acquisition. To address these needs, Hiawatha focuses on providing robust English language services by including English language development teachers in science classes through a co-teaching model. Additionally, students who are new to the country receive a newcomer class that is designed to meet their specific needs. We believe that all students should have access to grade-level content & develop key language needed to be successful in all content areas & social interactions.
Covid recovery plan
Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic is an extension of our overall approach to teaching & learning. During the pandemic, students experienced unfinished instruction for which we as educators carry the responsibility to complete. We address unfinished instruction by following The New Teacher Project (TNTP) a non profit who provides best teaching practices & recommendations for schools with the philosophy of â€œAccelerate, Don’t Remediate.â€
1 out of 10 students are performing math at grade level
2 out of 10 students read at grade level
? out of 10 students are progressing to graduate on grade-level in math
? out of 10 students are progressing to graduate on grade-level in reading
Hiawatha Academies inspires a culture that treats families as collaborators. Their commitment is to ensure that families & parents are partners with our teachers, school administrators, & school staff to support their children’s education. They commit to: offer assistance to Hiawatha families to navigate the school system & school district to advocate for their children’s educational needs; provide a free Parent Academy program designed for parents that bring schools, parents, & the community together as equal partners so that all students can achieve their greatest academic potential; collaborates with various parent organizations, & parent advocacy groups to strengthen family engagement: Family Association, American Indian Parent Advisory Committee, & East African Parent Committee.
To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. Hiawatha Academies permanently disrupts educational inequity by ensuring a great school for every child.