academically and holistically at Hope Academy.
Holistic Education to Urban Youth
Cost Per Student
STANDARDIZED TEST RESULTS
Though our school’s academic performance is quite good, we tell parents here at Hope to not read too much into standardized test scores. At Hope, report cards include grades, but we also evaluate a student’s growth in Christian character. Standardized tests cannot measure virtues such as respect, wisdom, discipline, humility, honesty, and love—that requires discerning parents and teachers. We see the following indicators as equally—if not more—important than our standardized test scores.
Hope Academy uses the nationally-normed NWEA MAP standardized math & reading tests to measure proficiency in grades 3-9. Public schools in Minnesota use the MCAs to measure proficiency in grades 3-11. “Local Schools” are public schools within a 2.5 mi radius of Hope Academy, where at least 50% of students are low-income (qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch) and at least 70% of students are students of color. Academic results are from 2019. Data provided for context, not as an exact comparison.
SPIRITUAL GROWTH & STRONG URBAN FAMILIES
Our ultimate goal is to see students and families living faithful lives. Our 2013 accreditation & 2014 parent surveys helped us see these deeper indicators of success.
CHRISTIAN PROFESSIONS & CHRISTIAN CHARACTER
91% of students believe Hope has been essential to their development of a Christian worldview. More than half of our students in grades 6-12 have committed or recommitted their lives to Christ through Hope.
98% of our parents believe Hope is essential to their children’s spiritual growth through teachers modeling Christ and providing a high-quality, God-centered education.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION & COLLEGE ENROLLMENT
As of 2016, we have graduated 63 students in five senior classes.