skip to main content

A Message from the Principal

Principal Erin Marston Dear Parents and Students,
I am excited to be here at HLA with all of you. Each member of the HLA Team (parents, students, teachers, and staff) has made an informed decision when choosing and committing to be here. As members of this team we will do whatever it takes to ensure the academic, behavioral, and social success of each individual student.
We stand at a very special point in time. Educational research clearly states that ALL students, regardless of circumstances, can learn when provided with high expectations, rigorous standards, and exceptional teaching. There are NO EXCUSES for students, parents, teachers and school administrators! There are also no shortcuts on the road to high achievement.
To meet this challenge, students, parents, educators and community members must work collaboratively. We must be able to rely on one another. Our relationships will grow stronger as we build trust and learn to value one another’s unique skills and contributions. Ultimately, our relationships and efforts will yield outstanding results in student achievement as demonstrated by our past successes, through measures of student achievement.
There is even greater excitement as we begin the 2019-2020 school year. The relentless efforts of dedicated community members, teachers, staff, and parents will help HLA and all of the Gateway Community Charter Schools become one of the highest performing school systems in America.
Parental involvement is also a crucial component in creating a learning community that meets the safety and academic needs of all HLA students. We will need your continued support throughout the school year to ensure the success of your scholar as well as the HLA team. We also need your support to ensure your child arrives to school, on time, every day. The first day of school for the 2019-20 school year is Monday, August 12th. School starts promptly at 8:30 am. We will have our 2019-20 class lists and the school supply lists posted in our office, by Monday, August 5th. Please stop by HLA to see your child’s homeroom teacher, what supplies are needed for school and to turn in your completed forms.
I look forward to working with you to prepare our students to become life-long learners and leaders.
Thank you for all you do,
Erin Martson signature
Erin Marston, Principal
Higher Learning Academy