Lemuel Haynes

People Spotlight – Lemuel Haynes

It’s 1753 and our friend Olaudah Equiano is still a happy child in Africa. We’re in West Hartford, Connecticut, North American colonies. Jonathan Edwards is finishing his course, the free sons of Columbia are waxing warm against the Crown, and slavery and racism cast their shadow over much of American life. This was Lemuel Haynes’ […]

Olaudah Equiano

People Spotlight – Olaudah Equiano

History attaches great names to great movements. And yet there remain names whose renown, though great when these movements actually passed upon the stage of history, are blurred over the veil of long years. If the historical movement we are speaking about is the abolition of slavery, the blurred name I hope to bring into […]

People Spotlight Dr. Eric Mason

People Spotlight – Dr. Eric Mason

The Importance of our People Spotlight Series Hope Academy believes that the Gospel informs the shepherding of the hearts that the Lord has entrusted to our care. We strive to give our students a Biblical understanding of God’s purpose for their life in all areas of our instruction. Our goal is to equip our students […]

Do Black Lives Matter in Education?

Do Black Lives Matter in Education?

YES – Black Lives Matter in Education. What does that mean to us at Hope Academy? Imagine only seeing your reflection in a dirty, broken, warped mirror your entire life. You would not have a true picture of your appearance. You may even believe that you have freckles on your face, when in fact, you […]

When Education is a Privilege not a Right

When Education is a Privilege not a Right

Minnesota has a discouraging amount of food deserts, homelessness, and unemployment, but is also sadly close to leading the entire country in all areas of racial disparities. (more sources below) When housing, food, clothing, and mere survival are the daily struggle for a family, deciding on the best education for children -especially for families who […]

Marked by Hope

Hi, my name is Mandi, and my daughters are in second grade at Hope Academy. I can’t tell you how much relief, stability, and joy this school has brought to our lives. As a single mom, I work and pray really hard to make our tuition payment each month. And then there’s you–Hope’s supporters. Your […]

The Foolishness of God

When God finally moved my heart to start a school for my neighbors, I had no idea what he had in store. I thought maybe we’d try it for a year or two. Or if God really blessed us, we’d grow from 35 students to 180 urban youth. I got used to hearing, “Russ, you’re an […]

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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 […]