The demands of the 21st century require a new approach to education to fully prepare students for college, career, and citizenship. Research, practice, and common sense confirm that a whole child approach to education will develop and prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow by addressing students' comprehensive needs through the shared responsibility of students, families, schools, and communities.

All educators want to improve the work they do for students, their families, and the community. Whether it's instruction, school climate, leadership, family engagement, or any of the other issues schools face on a daily basis, all educators need tools to help them improve their actions and methods. A whole child approach, which ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, sets the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provides for long-term student success.



Higher Learning Academy offers a number of programs that supports the development of the Whole Child.

These include:

  • Capturing Kids Hearts - A Powerful character education program
  • Girls on the Run - A character development and physical fitness program for girls in grades 3 - 5
  • Girls on Track - A character development and physical fitness program for young adolescence girls (grades 6- 8)
  • A Garden Project
  • Strong physical fitness program