HCPA Official BLOG

  • Update from HCPA Board of Directors 10-1-21

    Posted by Tony Hang on 10/1/2021 9:00:00 AM

    To Our Hmong College Prep Academy Community,

    The first weeks of school at Hmong College Prep Academy are off to a busy start as we get into our new classroom routines and enjoy being together again in our school buildings. Hmong College Prep Academy is a wonderful place we can all take pride in. Our teachers are excellent, our student academics are strong, and we continue to grow and serve the community.

    HCPA is annually reviewed by our authorizer, Bethel University. Bethel’s role as authorizer is to provide guidance and oversight for the school. Bethel’s current annual review found HCPA’s academics and mission to be strong, but our governance and management needs to be stronger. Specifically, Bethel has found an investment made by the school and the process to approve that investment concerning. The board is responding to Bethel’s annual review by taking steps to address process improvements, focused on our board as well as broader management of the school.

    We want to assure you that this process with Bethel will make changes that ensure our school is stronger now and into the future. As a board, we have already taken several steps to address Bethel’s recommendations:

    ● Elected a new board chair, Christy Yongvang, on September 22nd. She comes with a wealth of experience and has already been active in engaging with all aspects of school issues, including meeting with our school’s administrative team to hear concerns and suggestions.
    ● Hired a board consultant to guide governance practices and support work on Bethel’s recommendations.

    ● Hired an external investigator to highlight the details surrounding HCPA’s investment with Woodstock Capital in order to improve future work.
    ● Initiated the process to hire two new leaders - a Chief Financial Officer and a Financial Consultant - to support us in making our processes and procedures more effective.

    We, the HCPA Board of Directors, will be sending families and staff updates on the progress addressing Bethel’s review. Since we are a public charter school, you may also read reports about this work and the improvements we are making in the media.

    Staffing and operations continue as normal. You can expect the day-to-day teaching, learning and student experience at HCPA will remain the same as we address these administrative improvements.

    We want to thank you for continuing to be part of this wonderful school community, and for your support as we move Hmong College Prep Academy forward this year. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to me directly at Governingboard@hcpak12.org

    Sincerely,

    Christy Yongvang, HCPA Board Chair Maisian Schiung, HCPA Vice Chair
    Fue Vue, HCPA Board Treasurer
    Crystal Robideau, HCPA Board Member Mee Yang, HCPA Board Secretary

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  • Fall Back to School District Update 2021-2022

    Posted by Tony Hang on 8/25/2021

    Dear Parents, Students and Families, 

    We are excited to announce Hmong College Prep Academy will proceed with 100% in-person learning for all K-12 students during the 2021-2022 school year. First day of school is Tuesday, September 7, 2021. 

    • HCPA staff and administrators have worked hard to ensure your child/children will learn in a clean and sanitized environment.

    • All students, staff and visitors will be required to wear masks while in classrooms and on school property. 

    • In the event of a quarantine due to Covid-19, your student will have the opportunity to participate in online learning

    Safety is of our utmost concern, and we will continue to monitor conditions as we proceed into the school year. 

    HCPA may accommodate students and families with online learning program by request. Interested families please call the Main Office 651-209-8002 for more information and enrollment by 8/27/21.  Space is extremely limited. Thank you.

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  • District Back To School Update 8/16/21

    Posted by Tony Hang on 8/16/2021

    Dear Parents, Students and Families, 

    We are excited to announce Hmong College Prep Academy will proceed with 100% in-person learning for all K-12 students during the 2021-2022 school year. First day of school is Tuesday, September 7, 2021. 

    • HCPA staff and administrators have worked hard to ensure your child/children will learn in a clean and sanitized environment.
    • All students, staff and visitors will be required to wear masks while in classrooms and on school property. 
    • In the event of a quarantine due to Covid-19, your student will have the opportunity to participate in online learning

    Safety is of our utmost concern, and we will continue to monitor conditions as we proceed into the school year. 

    Sincerely, 

    Dr. Christianna Hang 

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  • Minnesota Mask Mandate

    Posted by Tony Hang on 8/11/2021

    HCPA Students and Families,

    Governor Walz announced and has signed an executive order lifting the mask mandate in Minnesota. However, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Education have stated the Minnesota Safe Learning Plan will remain in effect through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. This means HCPA staff and students will continue to wear masks inside the school building, at recess and on school busses. If guidance from MDH or MDE changes, we will keep you informed.

    -HCPA Covid Task Force and Admin

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  • Yearbook & Diploma Update!

    Posted by Tony Hang on 7/23/2020 7:00:00 AM

    update

    Yearbook Update!
    Thank you everyone for your patience as we work with the yearbook and custom diploma cover company to confirm a timeframe for arrival. Due to Covid, many of the printing plants were shut down, causing delays in production. We have been notified that they are in the production line however a timeframe has not been issued.

    Diploma covers are due to arrive last week of July. We will be communicating to you all shortly.

    Once we get an update, we will inform everyone.

    Thank you!

    letter

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  • Graduation June 30,2020

    Posted by Tony Hang on 6/29/2020 12:00:00 PM

    FinalRevision

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  • Senior Photoshoot! Monday June 22,2020

    Posted by Tony Hang on 6/21/2020 10:00:00 PM

    Final Call: HCPA Senior Photo Opportunity.

    This event will take place Monday June 22nd from 2-4 PM. We have time slots still available, please call our main office at 651-209-8002 to schedule before the event starts!

    **When you arrive, please remain in your car and follow detailed instructions from staff. Please be ready, with your full graduation gown, and cap.

    You may also choose to email us a photo of your student in their cap and gown. Please send this to tony.hang@hcpak12.org by Tuesday June 23, 2020 4:00 PM.

    If you do not send us a photo, we will use your most recent school photo.

    MAP

     

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  • Senior Class Update 6.12.2020

    Posted by Tony Hang on 6/12/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Update

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  • Equipment / Resource Drop Off Update

    Posted by Tony Hang on 6/10/2020 10:00:00 AM

    updated

    Hello Parents and Families,

    We look forward to seeing you next week at our Chromebook and Distance Learning Material Return.  June 15th– 22nd will be an opportunity to return all HCPA-issued Chromebooks, library and classroom books, instruments, and distance learning materials, including packet work from distance learning in K-5.  It will also be a chance for all K-12 students to pick up any personal materials or belongings that may be in desks, lockers, or cubbies.  This will be a drive up event – you will not need to leave your vehicle to enter the building.  We care about keeping you, your family, and our staff safe and healthy.  As a result, if you or a member of your household has been sick, we ask that you please do not come to the drop-off.  Please contact Cindy Jones, our Dean of Students, at 651-336-2630 to arrange an alternative date and time. 

    To prepare and assist with this process, please ensure you, your family, and your students do the following:

    • Charge Chromebooks and label them with the student’s name and ID number prior to arriving.
    • Wind up all charging cords. 
    • If you are returning any library, curriculum, or classroom books, please label them with a sheet of paper stating the student’s name, ID number, and teacher. 
    • Distance learning packets should be labeled with student name and grade level.

    The schedule for dropping off HCPA materials and picking up personal belongings is as follows:

    • June 15 -  K, 5th & Seniors - 9am-3pm
    • June 16 - 1st, 6th & 11th - 9am-3pm
    • June 17 - 2nd, 7th & 10th - 9am-3pm
    • June 18 - 3rd, & 9th - 9am-3pm
    • June 19 - 4th & 8th - 9am-3pm
    • June 22 - 12pm - 6pm for parents and guardians who are unavailable during normal pickup hours.

    Thank you and we look forward to seeing you next week!

    MAP

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  • NEW Resource and Chromebook Drop-off Schedule

    Posted by Tony Hang on 6/3/2020 5:00:00 PM

    NEW

    Greetings!

    We have setup new dates for our Resource/Chromebook drop-off. Please return all school materials such as: instruments, library books, and electronics. If there are multiple grades within a family, choose one date and drop off together.

    June 15 -  K, 5th & Seniors - 9am-3pm
    June 16 - 1st, 6th & 11th - 9am-3pm
    June 17 - 2nd, 7th & 10th - 9am-3pm
    June 18 - 3rd, & 9th - 9am-3pm
    June 19 - 4th & 8th - 9am - 3pm
    June 22 - 12pm - 6pm for parents who work late.

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