Graduate aims

The role of school extends beyond academic readiness. We believe in preparing well rounded individuals who understand themselves as part of a larger community and system. Our graduates will possess the skills and personal agency to enter those systems and community or choose to disrupt them.

Academically distinguished:

Students demonstrate academic excellence necessary to succeed in high school and college, in preparation for long-term career readiness.

Adept in 21st century skills:

Students navigate an ever-evolving world that requires them to think critically, solve complex problems, work along lines of difference, and be ready for what the future will require.

Self aware and committed to community:

Students know themselves deeply and possess the motivation, joy, confidence, and freedom to advocate for themselves and others.

Empowered and reflective:

Students navigate a world with an overwhelming amount of choices. As they choose, students know how to analyze information to take intentional risks, reflect, and persevere through failure and challenges.

Our focus

Hiawatha Academies is focused on closing the opportunity gap and creating a more equitable system of education.  We offer our students the opportunities and resources necessary for them to grow to their full potential. Our schools are intentionally built around their needs to ensure 100% of our students graduate from high school college-ready.

We achieve this through:

  • unwavering belief in our students’ potential
  • doing whatever it takes to ensure they succeed
  • incredible teaching and continuous improvement of our instructional methods
  • a rigorous and well-rounded curriculum
  • more time in the classroom
  • strong school leadership
  • a safe, welcoming space for students and their families in which their language and culture are embraced

We’re not just preparing our students academically, cultivating the next generation of leaders, and paving a pathway for intergenerational wealth and opportunity for countless families: we’re showing exactly how it can be done. Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.