HEARTLAND LAKES COMMUNITY SCHOOL
A FREE, Public charter school opening in the Heartland Lakes of Park Rapids, Minnesota.
Empowering Young Scholars
Heartland Lakes Community School exists to empower scholars to bravely live their truth, to become wise stewards of the land and resources and to ignite lasting curiosity that leads to positive change in their school, their communities, their world and themselves.
An Expeditionary Learning School
An emphasis on outdoor learning by using the environment with which we live and learn by utilizing both structured and unstructured outdoor learning spaces; we intend to be an expeditionary learning school where students work together on a specific project throughout the school year to achieve a common goal; HLCS will be a smaller community school with smaller class sizes which will lead to more individualized attention and care.
Our Guiding Philosophy
The Whole Child
To develop and meet the needs of the whole child. Providing hands on learning experiences fostering curiosity and allowing students to discover their abilities, values, passions. All members in the school community will strive to take responsibility in their learning, collaborate and build mutual trust so all individuals feel safe and confident to take responsible risks. Our school will intentionally foster a space of inclusivity for all members.
THE FUTURE OF HEARTLAND LAKES COMMUNITY SCHOOL
A Community School
Using the Community Schools Model, HLCS will be a learning community that prioritizes community partnerships, relationships with students and families, environmental stewardship, and service to the community around us.
We will use the latest research in trauma-focused practices, restorative discipline, and Collaborative Leadership to create an enriching learning community.