Parent Orientation Information

School Hours

7:45 a.m.-1:45p.m.; 12:45 p.m. on Wednesdays.

After School Program

Healthy Learning Academy now offers our own after school program to our students until 6 p.m. each school day.  Please contact the school for more information. Alternative after school care pick ups may also be available.

Download specific  information and registration forms here.


Healthy Learning Academy will receive meals from Hidden Oak elementary. The daily cost for Breakfast is $1.00 for full paying students, $.30 for students who qualify for reduced fee, and free for those who qualify. The daily cost for Lunch is $2.25 for full paying students, $.40 for students who qualify for reduced fee, and free for those who qualify. Milk is available for $.50. Application forms for free or reduced lunch fees will be sent home at the beginning of school. Parents may opt to prepay for school lunches via credit card. Visit for details.

Dress Code

Healthy Learning Academy is committed to a drug and violence free environment. All violent images and pictures that represent violence are inappropriate at school. HLA requests that clothes, shoes, backpacks, lunch boxes, and notebooks be free of violent images. HLA works to develop in its students a sense of responsibility, respect, and concern for all people, all other living things, and property. HLA also works to help children resolve conflicts peacefully with words. Violence is unacceptable and is not tolerated. Sneakers are required. Clothing should be comfortable for outdoor activity.


Children are most likely to be successful in school when parents are committed to their education. Our charter school program is based on a cooperative type of learning that will involve a family and community spirit. Therefore, commitment to the School’s mission and educational philosophy will manifest itself in the signing of the Parent Agreement, which will include a requirement of at least 20 hours of participation per year from each family. A volunteer survey will be distributed in the first weeks of school to find out your areas of interest and expertise. We want to make it easy for you to fulfill your volunteer commitment and will provide a variety of opportunities.

Educational Program/Curriculum

Healthy Learning Academy uses a hands-on developmental educational program that melds physical fitness, sport, and exercise into the daily curriculum. The school will use the following instructional programs:

  • Harcourt Trophies Reading, Journeys, SRA, literature circles, non-fiction text resources
  • My Math
  • National Geographic Science
  • Music & Movement
  • Information Technology
  • Florida State Standards

School Calendar

Healthy Learning Academy follows the same school calendar as Alachua County.