Entries by Jamie Olson

Online K-12 VS Private School: Which is better?

With the global rise of access to the internet, opportunities for online education have increased. There are many valid reasons why a virtual school may be of value to some families, such as struggles with bullying, family schedules that are not conducive to traditional school, or limited access to desired programs. In Minnesota there are […]

Closing the Achievement Gap

Rising Above Education Standards Driving down the streets of inner city Minneapolis, one can glimpse a multitude of ethnic groups. The same diversity that makes our city beautiful presents us with challenges that naturally occur when cultures cohabitate. With such a concentration of minorities, Hope Academy desires to do our best to help close the […]

Family Ministry Resources

One of our biggest goals at Hope Academy, is to witness our students and their entire family living successful and faithful lives. We understand that many of our families depend upon government programs to help make ends meet. We desire to help families thrive in the life skills necessary to no longer need programs, such as […]

The Best Private School or the Right School?

The decision to send a child to school is an important one, wrought with many small decisions along the way. Most parents or guardians do their research before making that momentous decision on which school(s) to apply to. Everyone wants to send their child to “the best private school”, but what if we told you […]

How to Find School Tuition Assistance

Paying for private school tuition can be difficult no matter a family’s level of income. There are many different ways to pay for and receive private school tuition assistance. Here are some options: Personal Budget. Some families choose to make changes in their spending to find assistance within their own budget. Perhaps it means taking […]

Imago Dei Education: Bearing the Burden of My Neighbor’s Glory

Introduction Over the last five months, I’ve been writing and speaking about something I call Imago Dei Education, or education for image-bearers. This work arose from a need to explain more clearly what we mean at Hope when we say, “The hope of Hope Academy is God.”  I could tell from certain follow-up questions to […]

How to Choose a Minneapolis Private School

Choosing a private school is tough! There are so many things to think about. We’ve found that by focusing on the following 3 factors, you can quickly narrow your options for a Minneapolis private school. Here are 3 factors that we think are helpful when considering the possibility of a private school education in for your […]

Youth Basketball Coaches Needed

We are now looking for Youth Basketball Coaches for Hope Academy’s winter basketball teams (Kindergarten through 7th grade). If you, or someone you know, is interested in volunteering, please contact Kelby Brothen – kelbybrothen@hopeschool.org .

HOPEBRIEFS | The One Thing I’d Give Each Student

If I could give each of our students one thing, I’d give them wonder — an insatiable curiosity, and awe of their Creator. That’s one reason I’m particularly grateful for our four week summer school. Not only do we get to provide a structured environment, not only are students making critical gains in math and […]