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2019–2020 School Accountability Report Card
About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2020–2021)
Last updated: 1/24/2021
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2020–2021)
Higher Learning Academy is a Gateway Community Charters charter school. Gateway Community Charters (GCC) was created in April of 2003 with a vision to create quality schools of choice in the greater Sacramento region with a particular emphasis on serving under-served and at-risk populations. Each of our schools has a unique mission and vision and has a proven track record of serving students within the charter school construct. Gateway Community Charters has a total of nine charter schools and is associated with Twin Rivers Unified School District, San Juan Unified School District, Elk Grove Unified School District, Sacramento City Unified School District and Yolo County Office of Education as the LEA/oversight agencies.
Higher Learning Academy has grown from its inception. In 2007-2008, the school opened with an enrollment of 45 students in grades K-3. Over the years, HLA has grown to its vision of serving students in grades K-8 and served 325 students in 2018-2019 and 453 students in 2019-2020.
HLA is transitioning to an International Baccalaureate (IB) program, and offers a high quality, standards-based academic program with small class sizes and a caring professional staff. In each grade, students are exposed to a broad range of historical, scientific, and cultural topics that build on one another and prepares them for later educational and life success.
All students at Higher Learning Academy will acquire knowledge, concepts, and skills to succeed in their choice of college and career in order to positively contribute to both their local and global communities.
Last updated: 1/24/2021
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2019–2020)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/17/2021
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2019–2020)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||26.90 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.70 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||42.40 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||1.50 %|
|Two or More Races||3.10 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||85.90 %|
|English Learners||26.70 %|
|Students with Disabilities||7.50 %|
|Foster Youth||0.90 %|