Hiawatha College Prep-Northrop is a place where all students are known well. We spend time each day, week, and month in community deepening the academic and personal habits necessary to live a life we are proud of. Students have multiple opportunities to practice self-awareness, collaboration, and agency throughout their time at HCP-N.
Our systems of culture and student accountability is predicated on our vision for equity. We seek to learn from feedback and mistakes in order to make choices that propel us forward to meet our goals. Because we value our unique community and interpersonal relationships, we strive to make choices that benefit our team.
Student engagement in our school culture is based on:
- Restorative community building practices that take place weekly in crew
- Weekly community meetings
- Quarterly student forums- led by students on issues of importance to them
- Semesterly public exhibitions of student work
Student accountability in our community is based on (Restorative Justice Principles):
- Clear and transparent behavioral expectations
- Honest and loving feedback and modeling
- Transparent and logical consequences
- Structured opportunities to “make it as right as possible” when mistakes are made