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  • Take the Return to School Family Survey

    We hope all our families are safe and well! Please help us prepare to re-open our school and welcome you back this fall by clicking the headline above to take a brief family survey.

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  • Join Our Virtual Meet and Greet with Principal Kemp on June 17!

    We are excited to welcome Mrs. Jillian Kemp as our new principal at HIAT! Mrs. Kemp brings over 15 years of experience and passion for education. We invite all HIAT families to join Mrs. Kemp this Wednesday for a virtual family meet and greet at any of these four sessions: 1-1:45 pm, 2:30-3:15 pm, 4:00-4:45 pm, or 5:30-6:15 pm.

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  • HIAT Welcomes Mrs. Jillian Kemp as Principal

    We are thrilled to announce that we are welcoming Mrs. Kemp (bio attached) as Principal of HIAT. Mrs. Kemp joined us recently as an Instructional Specialist to support our teachers and scholars in raising academic achievement. We are excited that she will now extend her role and her reach as principal. Mrs. Kemp will work with you, our teachers and students each day to help lead our school forward.

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  • The HIAT Parent Guide to Kindergarten Readiness

    We are pleased to announce that we have begun kindergarten enrollment for next school year! We are excited to serve our families in Merrillville and the surrounding area. Join us as we help to fuel our scholars’ dreams with: data driven instruction, state-of-the art technology and exceptional teachers who truly care about their success!

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  • Now Enrolling Grades K-8 for the 2020-2021 School Year!

    Now Enrolling Grades K-8 at Higher Institute of Arts and Technology! Merrillville's first and only charter school! Free eLearning platform, 1 to 1 scholar technology, integrated Martial Arts, Arts & Music programs and more! Visit enrollment tab or call today at 219-359-1522. Space is limited reserve your spot today!

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  • Free Summer Advantage for K-6: Sign Up Today!

    Summer is almost here and Summer Advantage registration is open! For 5 weeks scholars will engage virtually with their peers and teachers in fun virtual clubs, learn math and reading, hear from special guest speakers, and go on virtual field trips! Scholars will also receive a n iPad or chromebook + a backpack full of supplies to support their continued summer learning. Space is limited. Sign up today!

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  • eLearning Help Desk is Now Available!

    We are excited to announce that our eLearning Help Center is now available! We know that remote learning comes with some challenges and we are here to help! Parents and scholars can chat with a Help Desk person Monday - Friday, 8 am - 8 pm. Visit the PLA eLearning homepage at phalenacademies.org/elearning to get help today.

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  • Congratulations to Our Support Staff of the Year, Ms. Tate!

    Shining a light on the people who work tirelessly to support our staff, families and scholars 🌟 Congratulations to our Support Staff of the Year, Ms. Tate! Thank you for all you do to support our school!

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  • Congratulations to Our Teacher of the Year, Ms. Rackauskas!

    Teaching is the profession that creates all other professions. Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Ms. Rackauskas! Thank you for all you do to help our scholars soar!

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  • The Learning Continues!

    Learning from home can be as easy as 1-2-3. Enter your virtual classroom today by following these steps!

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  • Schools Adapting to COV-19: Phalen Academies to Launch E-Learning Platforms at Its 22 Schools Across the Country

    Despite the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has posed, we are determined to continue to meet the unique needs of each scholar in each of our schools. Support our scholars as they strive to maintain learning gains.

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  • UPDATE: Indiana Governor Mandates All Schools Close Through May 1

    Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced that all Indiana schools will be closed until at least May 1, 2020. Additionally, all state-mandated tests have been canceled for the current academic year. The PLA team is doing everything possible to ensure that our scholars continue receiving meals and maintain their learning during the mandated school closures. Please continue to check your school’s website and social media for the latest updates.

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  • HIAT Meal Distribution Plan During COV-19 School Closing

    We know some of our families rely heavily on breakfast and lunch service in our school. Thanks to the support of our food service vendor, Veteran's Cafe, we've expanded our food distribution plan. Additional food services are also available through Merrillville and Gary Community School Corporations. Click the headline above for full details.

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  • PLA is Monitoring the Novel Coronavirus

    Phalen Leadership Academies working to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will work to share updates as we learn more.

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  • Show Your Core: Thank you, Mrs. Rackauskas!

    Our teachers continue to go above and beyond. Thank you to Mrs. Rackauskas for showing your Core: DETERMINATION!

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  • Spring is Almost Here! Save the Dates

    Spring is just around the corner! Make sure to mark your calendars with these important HIAT dates and events.

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  • World Day of Social Justice

    February 20th was World Day of Social Justice. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability. As we celebrate Black History Month and beyond, please join us and use this opportunity to have open conversations with your child about what they can do make the world a better place. #OurScholarsSOAR

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  • Congratulations to Our First Semester Award Recipients!

    Look at our scholars shine✨ We recently recognized all of our first semester scholar achievements. Keep SOARing scholars!

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  • HIAT Book Mobile Visits 5th and 6th-grade Scholars

    HIAT launched the Book Mobile program to ensure students receive free books so that they can read at home. Recently, the Book Mobile visited our 5th and 6th-grade scholars!

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