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Welcome to Heritage Academy. As a school, we believe our students are best prepared to live in a world through: nurturing cultural values, traditions & language, & developing academic English skills and math.

Keith Ellison Visit
Keith Ellison Visits Heritage Academy
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:20 AM

Keith Ellison, the 30th Attorney General of Minnesota, visited with Heritage Academy students from Mr. Shanilec's English Language Arts classes last week.  As the People’s Lawyer, Attorney General Ellison’s job is to help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect. His guiding values are generosity and inclusion.

Graduation Live Stream
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:20 AM

Can't make it to graduation on June 6th?  Here is a link to the live stream so you can watch the event on your phone or computer.

Click here for graduation live stream.

Podcast Challenge
Students win honorable mention in NPR's Podcast Challenge
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 9:20 AM

 Herigate students participated in the first-ever NPR Student Podcast Challenge. It was a chance for teachers and students in grades five through 12 across the country to turn their classrooms into production studios, assignments into scripts and ideas into sound.  Students produced their own podcasts -- writing unique and original scripts.  These podcasts were sent to NPR by teacher Sonja Langlie.  Click here to read the exciting news we heard from NPR.

Community Ed Flyer
Summer Activities for Kids and Families
Monday, April 22, 2019 9:50 AM

Check out the great summer offerings from Minneapolis Community Education!

Click here to see even more great summer activities.

Street Eats
MPS Street Eats Food Truck
Monday, April 1, 2019 9:20 AM

The MPS Street Eats food truck will stop at parks, rec centers, apartment complexes and libraries throughout the city, serving FREE hot meals to youth up to 18 years old. No sign-up needed! Visit @MPS_StreetEats for locations.

Homework Help
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 2:00 PM

Tutors at the library

Free in-person tutoring for K-12 students. No advance sign-up needed.

2018-19 school year

Tutors available September 10 to May 23, except on holidays and school breaks.

Click below to see the schedule at each Minneapolis Library:

Homework Help schedule

Help Now

  • Free online tutoring for all ages.
  • Available on computers in the library or at home with your Hennepin County Library card.
  • Tutors are available online every day from 1 to 11 p.m.
  • Get help from a tutor in English or Spanish.
Somalis + Minnesota
Somalis + Minnesota at the Minnesota History Center
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 9:45 AM
Experience artifacts, photos, and stories of Somali history from Baadiye to Mogadishu to life in Minnesota today.

Explore Somali culture, from life in Africa, through the massive migration that began in the 1990s, to today’s large, well-established Minnesota Somali community. This exhibit was developed in partnership with the Somali Museum of Minnesota.

Minnesota History Center

3rd Floor Gallery
June 23, 2018—June 9 2019
Included with admission


School Supplies
Basic School Supplies
Friday, August 24, 2018 9:35 AM



Notebooks x 2 semesters
Loose Leaf Paper
Folders x 2 semesters
Colored Pencils
Kleenex for classrooms


New Students: Take These Steps to Enroll
Sunday, August 12, 2018 8:25 PM

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is now open! We accept school requests year round. 

To enroll at Heritage Academy, or any Minneapolis Public School, first contact the Student Placement Center.

Call the student Placement Center at the following numbers:

English: 612.668.1840
Hmoob: 612.668.1840
Español: 612.668.3700
Soomaali: 612.668.3700

Multilingual Enrollment Information Line: 612.668.1842
Press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish, 3 for Hmong, 4 for Somali

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Mission & Vision

Heritage Mission

Heritage Academy is committed to preparing students for academic success through leadership in language, science, technology, engineering, and math.

Heritage Vision

Rigorous Curricula

Heritage Academy creates rigorous curricula that nurture students’ abilities to build a sense of discovery in all academic endeavors.

Working Collaboratively

Heritage Academy works collectively with our community to cultivate a welcoming school culture that values cultural heritage and encourages students to utilize both academic and heritage languages.

Global Citizens and Resourceful Learners

Heritage Academy graduates possess knowledge and skills that enable them to be college-ready, life-long learners, and global citizens.