Kawm Txuj Kawm Ci Thiaj Yuav Muaj Nqi

Academic Rigor. Student-Centered Learning. Safety & Respect. Resilience. Community Partners.

From our Principal

Dear Scholars and Parents,

I am Dr. Chai Lee.  I would like to welcome you to HOPE Community Academy.  At HOPE Community Academy, our young scholars are taught to:  Read with strategies, write with purpose, ask high and challenging questions to enhance their understanding of the content, and communicate their understanding of the content. In addition to our academic focus, we train our young scholars to respect each other, to use their native language when appropriate, and we establish a strong academic foundation for every scholar.  We want to make sure each young scholar thinks about college, a career choice, and learns about his/her career choice early.

With the resources and highly qualified teachers, HOPE Community Academy provides the best pathway for your child to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.  Please contact me at (612) 432-2811 or email:  Chailee@hope-school.org if you have any questions or would like to visit HOPE Community Academy.


Dr. Chai Lee

Mission Statement

The mission of HOPE Community Academy is to inspire students to achieve high academic success while embracing Hmong language and culture.


Kindergarten to 8th grade

Distance Learning
Please contact your child’s teacher directly with any questions. Or call our main office at 651-796-4500 for assistance.

Main Office hours
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM ​
Monday – Friday

After hours are by appointment only.

Busing provided by JME and Ezy Ride

Monthly Newsletter

2020-2021 School Calendar

School Board & Committee Meeting

2020-2021 Assessment Calendar

Boys' Basketball Schedule

School Supply List

From Our Students

My family has been with HOPE for over 10 years. Middle school at HOPE prepared me for high school by helping me adjust to a class schedule that involves transitions. I also learned how to best organize my time based on my workload.

Blong Lee, 9th grade, former HOPE student

Sometimes the teachers give me a lot of homework and sometimes it’s difficult. However, I know it will help me prepare for the workload that high school will have. The small class sizes help me receive more individualized attention.

Heh Blut Paw, 8th grade

HOPE is a good fit for me. If HOPE has a high school in the future I’d like to continue going here. The teachers at HOPE are nice and they can teach really well.

Eh Hser Wah Wah, 7th grade



october, 2020

05oct5:30 pm7:30 pmTown Hall Meeting

14oct4:30 pm5:30 pmBoard Operations Committee Meeting-Canceled

15octAll DayNo School Due to MEA

15oct4:30 pm5:30 pmFinance Committee Meeting

16octAll DayNo School due to MEA

22oct5:00 pm7:00 pmSchool Board Meeting

26oct5:30 pm7:00 pmFinancial Literacy Family Night Session 1

27oct5:30 pm7:00 pmFinancial Literacy Family Night Session 2

HOPE Community Academy is authorized by St. Thomas University

Contact: Dana Peterson
Assistant Director of Charter School Authorizing

1000 La Salle Avenue
Opus Hall 217
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tel: 651-962-4415
Email: dana.peterson@stthomas.edu

To complete the interest form for Grades K - 8, click here