Benefits of HCPA Employment

  • At Hmong College Prep Academy, we know that good talent needs to be celebrated and well compensated.  HCPA offers a highly competitive salary and believes in rewarding outstanding teachers in a variety of ways, including annual merit raises based on individual and school-wide performance.

    Employee Benefits Package

    • HCPA offers an employee benefit package that includes coverage for medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D, long term disability. 

    • Flexible Spending Account – The FSA is a tax-advantaged account allowing employees to set aside a portion of earnings to pay for qualifying expenses including medical and dependent care expenses.

    • Life and Disability Insurance – HCPA provides each full time employee with $50,000 of life and AD&D (Accidental Death and Disability) insurance plus long term disability insurance. HCPA pays 100% of this cost.

    The following additional coverage options are available on a voluntary basis at group rates:

    • Additional Life and AD&D

    • Critical Illness Insurance

    • Accident Insurance

    • Short Term Disability

    • Legal Shield and Identity Shield 

    Retirement Plan

    • HCPA participates in both the Teacher’s Retirement Association (TRA) and Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and contributes the state-regulated percentage of payroll to each eligible employee’s account. HCPA matches contributions as follows: TRA (Employee pays 7.5% and HCPA pays 7.5%), PERA (Employee pays 6.5% and HCPA pays 7.5%).

    • Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan) is a tax-deferred retirement plan that is funded exclusively by employee contributions.

      • It allows you to set aside a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to supplement your mandatory retirement plan and social security.

      • You will not pay any federal state income taxes on the amounts you contribute or on your earnings until the funds are withdrawn from your account.

    Paid Time Off

    • Through a combination of federal holidays, HCPA winter, spring, and summer breaks, and paid time off hours, HCPA offers school-site staff a generous amount of paid time off.

    • HCPA also “pays out” a portion of an employee’s earned but unused personal hours each year and/or offers the option to carry forward limited hours to next school year.

    Family and Parenting

    • HCPA is 100% compliant with FMLA and Minnesota Parenting Leave.


    • Employees receive a laptop computer for their professional use during the school year.

    Loan Forgiveness

    • Teachers at HCPA still paying off federal student loans may qualify for loan forgiveness on Stafford loans or have Perkins loans cancelled.


    • Teachers can receive an additional stipend for serving in HCPA afterschool programs, teaching summer school, and other school-approved programs.


    Interested in learning more about a career at HCPA? Contact Chong Her @ (651) 209-8002 or