We had outstanding turnout for our 2014 Summer Enrichment Program.  We were excited to offer your children in grades Kindergarten through Second Grade a special FREE summer school program.  We will be offering a tuition FREE program again for Summer 2015. Summer programs will start June 22nd and end July 23rd. The programs will run Monday through Thursdays. Programs will be available for incoming Kindergarten students, enrolled HLA students in the elementary grades and a special STEM/Science program for middle school. The program will include free breakfast and lunch.  More information and application forms are available from Ms. Cartwright and the ASES office.  Space is limited, so please check soon.

We will have fun activities designed to enhance their learning experiences:

  • Science 
  • Reading/Literacy
  • Music
  • Math
  • Arts
  • We’ll even help your Pre-K prepare for Kindergarten

This program will be open to all Higher Learning Academy Students who will be in Kindergarten through second grade. If your child is already enrolled, you will need to complete the Summer Enrichment Program Student Enrollment form when it becomes available.  This form will be available in the coming months.  If you are enrolling your child in Higher Learning Academy but haven't submitted an enrollment application yet, you need to complete the school application right away. You cannot enroll your child in the summer program until the application is complete. The HLA Student Enrollment Form 2015 form can be located here.



Higher Learning Academy (HLA) is a K-8 charter public school and it is California charter academy that is located in the Arden and Del Passo North Sacramento area.  HLA offers:

  • The nationally recognized Core Knowledge Curriculum;
  • A dedicated faculty and staff;
  • Small class sizes;
  • Strong academics;
  • A safe and caring environment;
  • Great teachers; and
  • We also offer an outstanding no cost (free) after school enrichment program until 6:00 pm that is open to all our students. 

We are currently accepting enrollment applications for the 2016-2017 school year for all grades (K-8). However, space is limited, so we urge you to apply now.  If you are interested in a quality public charter schools program for your child please download and complete the enrollment form by clicking here.

Additionally, you can download our upcoming 2016-2017 calendar here.

Please feel free to contact our office for more information at 916-286-5183.

Thank you!

Deborah Avalos, Ed.D.

HIGHER LEARNING ACADEMY charter school in Sacramento


The mission of the Challenge After School Program is to provide a safe, fun, educational atmosphere for our students until 6:00 pm daily. Students participate in academic enrichment activities that strengthen their academic skills and knowledge. Snacks are provided and there is time for students to work on homework. Students also participate in enrichment activities (for example Art) and games and sport activities. The staff knows each student, and is committed to helping them succeed in school and grow in character.  

The program is made available through an ASES Grant, and therefore is available without cost (free) to all HLA students. (Regular attendance is required, behavioral requirements apply.)  

We do have lot's of after school learning projects.

For more information about the afterschool program, please call HLA's main number at (916) 286-5183.

Please click on the links below for the 2018-2019 school year.  

Enrollment Package 2018-2019



To facilitate the re-enrollment process, please complete the form below and return no later than January 31st, 2018.


An enrollment application form must be completed for EACH prospective student.  

Complete ALL of the above forms and return via fax, mail, email or in person to:

Mail To:

Higher Learning Academy


2625 Plover Street


Sacramento, CA  95815

By Email:

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By Fax: 

(916) 263-8346

Don't forget that we are tuition FREE public charter school in our community!

Higher Learning Academy (HLA) Administration, Faculty and Staff welcomes you to our charter school. HLA, a Core Knowledge charter school in Sacramento, Del Paso and Arden area serving students from Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten through 8th grade, offers our students, our families and our community a high quality educational program with an emphasis on strong family involvement and lifelong learning. We are excited that you have decided to join our school community.

With a current enrollment of 245 students, HLA takes great pride in maintaining our commitment to our common mission. Working together, family and school, our goal when your son or daughter graduates from HLA, is that (s)he will:

  • Perform at grade level or above academically;
  • Have a plan for high school and beyond;
  • Be developing strong positive character traits; and
  • Have strong student study skills.

HLA provides students the opportunity to work within small class sizes and when necessary receive extra help or tutoring for their areas of challenge. Students may explore their interest in Music, Art and Athletics. Class field trips, shared projects, and service learning projects are just a few of the excellent opportunities for students to express their talents and skills.

We encourage you to take time to study our web site and contact us with your questions. We are happy to meet with you and give you a tour of our campus. We look forward to making a difference in the life of each of our students.


Deborah Avalos, Ed.D.


Higher Learning Academy Charter School, Sacramento CA