HLA in the News

In Memory of Mrs. Egan  

It is with heavy heart we share the news of our beloved principal’s passing.

Healthy Learning Academy, A Decade of Building Strong Minds & Bodies

Celebrating our 10 year anniversary. The Gainesville Sun spoke to children and staff about daily activities at HLA. Published Novmber 22, 2015.http://www.gainesville.com/article/20151122/ARTICLES/151129915/0/search

Anni Egan: Testing isn’t trasnparent, useful

Principal Egan’s opinion article about standardized testing. Published Ma 11, 2015.http://www.gainesville.com/article/20150511/OPINION03/150519986/0/search

Mostly, local students improve on FCAT

Alachua County students did better than the state average in eight of 14 FCAT categories, according to results released Friday by the Florida Department of Education.Published June 6, 2014

Worldwide audience tuning into area teacher’s grammar songs

To date, Melissa Corbett has written about 50 songs designed to help children remember everything from nouns to idioms to subordinating conjunctions.Published November 13, 2013

Anni Egan: Take the time to thank a teacher

Your children’s teachers are on the front line every day, not just teaching, but nurturing, nursing, counseling and loving your children, often for more hours a day than the children spend at home.Published May 7, 2012

Charter school showers Marines with support

Four Marines from the Alpha Company, Second Platoon 16, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C., visited students at the charter school, which adopted the platoon after the death of Lance Cpl. Philip Clark.Published March 2, 2012

Hannah Smoot: Yes, kids will eat veggies

The Healthy Learning Academy shows that students are interested in eating healthy.Published February 13, 2012

Ann Egan: Why we need charter schools

At Healthy Learning Academy, our mission is to educate the “whole” child.Published May 23, 2011

Anni Marie Egan: Academy promotes healthy lifestyles in our green city

The January 10th article regarding obesity rates in Alachua County schools was of great interest to me personally, as principal of the Healthy Learning Academy. The Healthy Learning Academy is a small charter school located here in Gainesville. We…Published February 22, 2010

Anni Egan: Turn off your TV

There’s a reason why so many children struggle in school and with obesity: Too much screen time is unhealthy.Published April 21, 2009

Charter school volunteer always ready to pitch in

Ed Burkhalter has been a fixture at Healthy Learning Academy.Published March 11, 2009

Healthy Learning Academy receives field trip grant

Healthy Learning Academy, a local charter school, received a $500 grant from Target for a student field trip. The grant covered admission and transportation for 30 students to attend a Jack Hartman concert in Ocala at the Circle Square Cultural…Published July 20, 2009

Letters to the Editor for April 14

Readers comment on kids health, the Gulf dead zone and more.Published April 14, 2008

Charting new territory

‘Mom and pop’ charters grapple with more rules, tight finances and burgeoning corporate presence
Published September 27, 2006