Benefits of HCPA Employment

At Hmong College Prep Academy, we know that good talent needs to be celebrated and well-compensated.  HCPA offers a highly competitive salary and believes in rewarding outstanding teachers in a variety of ways, including annual merit raises based on individual and school-wide performance.

Employee Benefits Package

  • HCPA offers an employee benefit package that includes coverage for medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D, long term disability. 

  • Flexible Spending Account – The FSA is a tax-advantaged account allowing employees to set aside a portion of earnings to pay for qualifying expenses including medical and dependent care expenses.

  • Life and Disability Insurance – HCPA provides each full time employee with $50,000 of life and AD&D insurance plus long term disability insurance. HCPA pays 100% of this cost.

The following additional coverage options are available on a voluntary basis at group rates:

  • Additional Life and AD&D

  • Critical Illness Insurance

  • Accident Insurance

  • Short Term Disability

Retirement Plan

  • HCPA participates in both the Teacher’s Retirement Association (TRA) and Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and contributes the state-regulated percentage of payroll to each eligible employee’s account.HCPA matches contributions as follows: TRA (Employee pays 7.5% and HCPA pays 7.5%), PERA (Employee pays 6.5% and HCPA pays 7.5%).

  • Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan) is a tax-deferred retirement plan that is funded exclusively by employee contributions.

    • It allows you to set aside a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to supplement your mandatory retirement plan and social security. You will not pay any federal state income taxes on the amounts you contribute or on your earnings until the funds are withdrawn from your account.

Paid Time Off

  • Through a combination of federal holidays, HCPA winter, spring, and summer breaks, and paid time off hours, HCPA offers school-site staff a generous amount of paid time off. HCPA also “pays out” a portion of an employee’s earned but unused personal hours each year and/or offers the option to carry forward limited hours to next school year.

Family and Parenting

  • HCPA is 100% compliant with FMLA and Minnesota Parenting Leave.


  • Employees receive a laptop computer for their professional use during the school year.

Loan Forgiveness

  • Teachers at HCPA still paying off federal student loans may qualify for loan forgiveness on Stafford loans or have Perkins loans cancelled.


  • Teachers can receive an additional stipend for serving in the HCPA afterschool program, teaching summer school, and other school-approved programs.

TAP program for licensed teachers:

  • TAP program allows teachers to advance in their career ladder. Through a rigorous application and selection process, teachers can take on TAP leadership roles:

    • Master Teachers receive a $9,000 stipend and work 20 additional days beyond normal teacher contract.

    • Mentor Teachers receive a $4,500 stipend and work 15 additional days beyond their normal teacher contract.

Interested in learning more about a career or benefits at HCPA? Questions regarding benefits call either: Patty Bruce, HR Director @ 612-201-2457, Lisa Yang, Executive Business Manager @ 651-332-8573.

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