Meemic Foundation Award

Congratulations Chris Her-Xiong!

Mrs. Chris Her-Xiong recently received the Meemic Foundation’s 2018 For Our Schools Grant – WI.  HAPA was awarded $500.00 in honor of the winning nomination.  HAPA is fortunate to have Chris Her-Xiong moving forward with her dreams and visions.

Below are excerpts from the submitted nomination:

I want to nominate the Hmong American Peace Academy for this school grant because as a  teacher here and have found it to be … an exceptional charter school with a clear vision to integrate the Hmong culture into its school community while cultivating high academic standards, instilling the values of respect, compassion, integrity, and strong community.


The school pursues its vision with conviction. With heart. With purpose.  All students are valued, held to high standards, and loved. Students come first. Truly. It is far from rhetoric at HAPA.

Chris Her-Xiong is a gentle, yet powerful leader and has taken her initial vision and nurtured its expansion … such growth. Such a strong and vibrant community of staff and students. What a uniquely qualified nomination. What a pleasure to be in a position to nominate this school and its founder, visionary, and principal/leader, Chris Her-Xiong.

New Updated School Calendar

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School Enrollment 2019-2020

HAPA Report Card

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Inspirational stories featuring HAPA staff and scholars!

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2016-2017 School of Recognition Award

2016-2017 School of Recognition Award Ceremony

with Dr. Tony Ever, State Superintendent

Madison, Wisconsin

May 1, 2017

The Board of Directors is pleased to inform you that HAPA has earned a 2016-2017 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award.   HAPA received the award based on being High Achieving, High-Progress school and/or Beating the Odds.  The Award ceremony took place at the State Capitol.

HAPA earned Bronze Medal

May 24, 2018

Dear HAPA Scholars, Parents, Staff and Friends:

Congratulations! HAPA has once again earned the distinguished honor of being nationally recognized with a Bronze medal by U.S. News and World Report in the 2018 Rankings of “America’s Best High Schools”.

In the 2018 U.S. News Best High Schools ranking, five Wisconsin schools earned gold medals, 83 schools earned silver medals and 66 were awarded bronze medals.

Schools that received the “Nationally Recognized” designation must qualify as a high-performing school based on the state exam performance. Schools listed in this category are ranked in the top 17% of high schools nationally.

This is another proud year for HAPA. Congratulations to all!!!

Forever Forward,

Mrs. Her-Xiong

NBC News featuring HAPA!

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