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Languages spoken by school staff
English, Spanish, Oromo
Hope Academy offers extracurricular programs for students in many enriching areas such as music, technology, performing arts, & athletics. We partner with createMPLS to provide before-school programs in robotics (FIRST Lego Leagues) & engineering (higher level robotics, drones, hydroponics). Students participate in choir & musical theatre; soccer (at Hope Academy); & baseball, cross country, football, & track & field (co-ops with Minnehaha Academy & Cristo Rey Jesuit High School). Through Hope Academy’s Academic Support Center, students have access to extra before- & after-school tutoring. We also provide mentoring & enrichment opportunities for students through partnerships with Urban Ventures & other nonprofits in the community. During Hope Academy’s four-week summer session, students enjoy opportunities in photography, visual arts, music production, & performance arts (taught by Inverted Arts); & technology classes (taught by createMPLS). High school students also participate in free ACT prep & internship opportunities throughout this time
How to enroll
If interested in enrolling, contact La’Toyra White-Tanner at (612) 540-2092 or LatoyraWhiteTanner@hopeschool.org. You can also visit hopeschool.org/apply.
Students at this school
- American Indian or Alaskan Native2%
- Black or African American37%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0%
- Two or more races16%
- English Language Learner0%
- From a Low Income Background70%
- Special Education0%
With support from generous partners, Hope Academy provides a remarkable, God-centered education to hundreds of K-12 youth each year—most of whom are low-income, children of color, & live in Minneapolis. We provide rigorous, classical, faith-based instruction that focuses on both character growth & academic achievement; additional support to help children focus & thrive in the classroom; 4-weeks of summer enrichment (mandatory K-8); programs in technology, skilled trades, the arts, & more. We also provide parenting workshops, support groups, & other resources to strengthen families. Despite many challenges, Hope Academy students are growing in faith, leadership, & academic excellence; graduating at remarkable rates (96% across all classes); advancing in higher education & careers; & becoming servant leaders in their communities. Five core strategies help us achieve this: a faith-based approach, discipline & high expectations, mandatory parental involvement, high accountability, & our partner funding model (parents pay 10%; private donors pay 90%).
Special education programming
Provides special education services in partnership with the local public school district. Call for additional information.
English language learner programming
At Hope Academy, we serve a diverse group of multilingual learners from various countries. The multilingual teachers work with students in small groups & in the classroom in order to best meet the individual needs of each child. We focus our efforts on Kindergarten through 6th grade. We strive to supplement classroom instruction by targeting needed language areas. The goal in our English language instruction is to equip students to better understand their classroom material & to prepare them for effective communication & contribution in society. Our hope in all we do is that students would cultivate a deep love & strong faith in God & that they would live a life honoring Him.
Covid recovery plan
During Hope Academy’s annual summer session, hundreds of students K-8 receive daily academic support to help recover & accelerate their growth in math, reading, & other core subjects. Many teachers have invested extra time in professional developmentâ€”volunteering summer vacation time to improveâ€¯theirâ€¯crafts & help mitigate the effects of COVID-19. With support from Great Minnesota Schools & other partners, we have implemented new reading & math curricula; strengthened instructional coaching for teachers; & increased in-classroom tutoring support for students. Moreover, we are continuing to provide hundreds of students with academic, ELL, social, & emotional/behavioral services outside of the classroom. Across K-12, we are equipping teachers with more intentional tools to help students see & experience faith in their lives; & we’ve added new opportunities in technology, the trades, & other â€œpathsâ€
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Hope Academy serves hundreds of students K-12 from many diverse cultures & ethnicities: primarily African, African American, multi-racial, Hispanic, & Caucasian. Approximately 1/3 of our students speak more than one language at home. Teachers & staff work hard to provide a classroom & community where every child is known, loved, & able to pursue his or her best; & where families from all different cultures & backgrounds feel welcome. Even though Hope Academy is growing, our students & parents continue to say that it feels like a family. Christian School: Open to all, regardless of faith.
Hope Academy believes that all children are made in the image of God & have equal value; & that each child should have access to a quality education. Hope Academy pursues this aim by mobilizing educational, business, & community leaders towards the important goal of serving the children of Minneapolis with a remarkable, God-centered education. We covenant with urban families to equip their children to become responsible, servant leaders of the 21st Centuryâ€”citizens who work for justice, economic opportunity, racial harmony, hope for the family, & joy in the community.