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

At HOPE Community Academy, our scholars are at the heart of everything we do. Our vision is to provide an academically rigorous educational experience for all scholars in order to prepare them for high school and beyond. Our small class sizes allow for learning to be personalized to each scholar depending on their strengths, interests, and needs. We invite you to explore and learn more about our academic programs at the school.

At HOPE Community Academy, our teachers plan every lesson focusing on:  Reading, Writing, Inquiry, and Collaboration.  That means, 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 using the newly learned vocabulary words.

Our young scholars are actively engaged in well-planned academic activities throughout the day.  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.

We put a lot of resources to the primary grades to make sure our young scholars can read and write at or above grade level by third grade.  For example, every grade level has a general education teacher, an ESL teacher, a reading teacher, and several paraprofessionals to help our scholars with reading and writing strategies.

Students in Elementary school are taught their core classes by their homeroom teacher. The specialist academic classes (computer technology, music, art, Hmong language and culture, library, and physical education) are taught by specialist teachers.

Middle School consists of grades 6 through 8. Students are taught their core classes by licensed middle school teachers. The specialist academic classes (computer technology, music, art, Hmong language and culture, and physical education) are taught by specialist teachers.

Since 1975, public schools have been responsible for providing special education services to children with disabilities. Part of that obligation is the identification of students with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services.

The ELD program at HOPE Community Academy offers content-based English language instructional programs, which strive to promote students’ English language proficiency and mastery of academic content.