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Hope Academy

Founded in 1998, Hope Academy's goal has been to build an academic foundation for all of its students in a highly structured environment. The Academy offers its students:

  • A positive learning environment, a challenging academic program, a disciplined setting, a safe and caring environment and 21st century technology.
  • The Michigan Core Curriculum and the Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE), encouraging steady academic progress as children build their knowledge and skills from one year to the next.
  • An after-school tutoring program in reading and math.
  • Positive Behavior Support program (PBS) through a Safe and Drug Free school grant. PBS is a school-wide program supporting positive behavior.
  • Friday extra-curricular social clubs for students.
  • School-wide mentorship program.
  • Freedom to Learn (FTL) recipients (one-to-one computer laptop program) for sixth graders.
  • Response to Intervention program (RTI) - systematic approach to addressing learning problems.
  • Periodic events held throughout the school year promoting student achievement: spelling bee, multi-cultural fair, science fair, field day and awards ceremony.
  • Course outline (syllabus) for every class.
  • Self contained classrooms, grades K-2; one teacher per class.
  • Departmentalized classrooms, grades 3 - 7; three teachers teaching two subjects each.
  • Cheerleading, basketball and track.