The Hmong American Peace Academy is committed to developing students who approach learning with rigor. On quarterly syllabi teachers map out the course of learning with expectations stated in print. Besides becoming critical thinkers, good communicators, and thoughtful workers, students are expected to develop themselves as professionals in their manner of conduct. Therefore, teachers focus on the whole person mind, body and wellness as they prepare lessons.
The Hmong American Peace Academy expects students to become proficient readers, writers, and thinkers in each subject matter by the time they graduate. Trans-disciplinary work is also expected. By the end of 10th grade, students will complete a personal project that inter-weaves learning from the various disciplines with a community issue of personal interest. By twelfth grade graduation, students complete an extended essay and a theory of knowledge class. In these ways, students learn how to apply their learning in a personally and socially relevant manner thereby preparing them for higher education.