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END OF YEAR EVENTS

The end of the year is approaching! Make sure to mark your calendars for our end of year events.

Senior Dinner (A special time for seniors & their families only. May 26th at 6pm)
8th Grade Ceremony (For 8th graders & their families! June 1st at 8:15 am)
5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony (For 5th grade students & their families. June 1st at 3:15 pm)
Acorns to Oaks
(Honoring Kindergarten & seniors students. Kindergarten families are invited. June 2nd at 3 pm)
Last Day of School (June 3rd)
Graduation Ceremony (Invitation only – must have a ticket from a senior. June 4th at 6 pm)

GET YOUR LION KING TICKETS!

Seats are filling up for our Lion King performances! It’s going to be such a fun two nights! Click here to buy tickets or buy them at the door! ($10 Adults, $8 Students). Performances will be held at the Music Box Theater (1407 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403) on both Friday, May 20th @ 7 pm and Saturday, May 21st @ 5:30 pm! Looking forward to seeing you there!

ALL SCHOOL SUMMER PICNIC!

Join us Sunday, June 12 from 4-7 pm for our All-School Summer Picnic! There will be lots of food and games! All Hope Academy students and families are invited. It will be held in the Hope Academy parking lot near the Teen Challenge entrance. Thanks! Hope to see you there!

REFER A FRIEND, GET $75 OFF TUITION!

Only TWO WEEKS left to get a FREE $75 tuition credit! We’re currently enrolling for the 2022-23 school year and if you refer a friend we’ll gift you with a $75 tuition credit! Step 1) Have the family complete our inquiry form by May 31, 2022. Step 2) Under “How did you hear about us?” have them list your name! Step 3) The family must attend an Admissions Tour before June 30th, 2022. Have any questions? Reach out to our Admissions team at [email protected] or 612-540-2013. Thanks!

SUMMER SESSION FORMS & INFO!

Complete our Summer Busing Form! Even if your student won’t be riding the bus, please fill out this form to let us know your busing intentions for Summer Session! (One form per student). We will only have 3 weeks of Summer Session this year from June 13 – 30 for grades K-8. Click here for all the details! And click here to sign up for optional Afternoon Camps! (Music, tech or sport camps). Looking forward to Summer Session!

LOWER SCHOOL SUMMER SESSION UNIFORMS

Lower School student uniforms for Summer Session are different from the rest of the year:

Red “Summer Session” T-shirt: If you have not ordered one yet, inquire in the Main Office to see if there are any available. A plain red t-shirt is also acceptable.
Khaki shorts: Skorts are also acceptable for girls.
Sports/Athletic shoes: any color is acceptable. NO sandals or flip-flops.
Hope Academy Red or Blue Fleece: if the classroom is chilly. Other sweatshirts are not allowed in the classroom.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Current COVID Student cases*: 1
Current COVID Staff cases*: 0
Current classes in Distance Learning: 0

Covid tests available in the main office. Call Ms. Cottrell at 612-540-2822 if you have Covid. Masks are optional except on MPS buses. If you are returning after having had Covid, the CDC recommends mask wearing on days 6-10. Hope Academy COVID Guidelines. 

*that have been in the building while infectious.

Upper School Elective Teacher (Music, Design, HopeTECH)

Type: Part-time positions are for the 2022-23 school year.

Our Mission: We are driven by our mission to foster hope in God by closing the achievement gap and preparing our students for college and beyond. We are fueled by our love for God and his care for every one of our students which motivates us to get better every day. Join our team of mission-driven brothers and sisters to work hard, do good, and make a difference.

*Very Important: Before applying please read and carefully review our Mission + Vision, our Faith & Life Covenant, and our guiding principles about Cultural Harmony.  All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy

Job Details

Position Description: As part of our HopePATH work, our desire is that every student would know their vision for life and their path to their future of work. We aim to give students exposure and experiences to a number of career areas by offering courses in HopeTECH, HopeARTS, HopeBIZ, HopeMED, and HopeSERVE. We are seeking instructors for the following courses. Depending on the timing of each class, the role(s) could combine courses.

Open High School Elective Course Descriptions:

  1. HopeTECH: INnovator (Period 6, Grades 9-12): Innovation can make our world better. Have you ever wondered how Apple created the iPhone, Nike comes up with new shoes, or even how Coca Cola got its bottle? These all started with people generating ideas, proceeding into design, and ending up with great products. This class will teach you the world-leading processes to generate ideas, do design-thinking, and finally into making something real whether it’s a physical product, software, or both. Our assignments will follow the innovation process of ideate, design, create. You will learn how this is done – learn basic computer-aided design (CAD), 3D printing, software design, and making skills to create an innovation. At the of the class, you will pitch your innovation to a group of local innovators and entrepreneurs in our community.
  2. HopeARTs: Digital Design & Yearbook (Period 7, Grades 9-12): If you are interested in being an integral part of planning and designing next year’s Hope Academy Upper School yearbook, this is the class for you. Students will learn foundational skills in Adobe Suite for the purpose of creating digital layouts, photo compilations and creative typography.
  3. HopeTECH: Coding/Developer (Period 7, Grades 9-12): Do you wonder how applications like Minecraft, Scratch, or Instagram were envisioned and started? This course will help you understand these and more to begin creating software applications that are fun and interesting. Developers are those who use software to do things for us – create websites, digital games, business applications, medical device designs, even help us forecast our weather. In this course you will learn to generate ideas to create opportunities, then design and develop software solutions for those opportunities. You will learn computer software for graphics, automated processes, and basic simulations – and even use virtual reality. By the end of the class, you will have created an application of your choice and taken the first step to becoming a software developer.
  4. HopeARTs: Music Production (Period 6, Grades 10-12): The purpose of this course is to give students an introductory overview to production/recording, & basic music theory through a variety of interactive projects. Students will be able to write, read & perform basic music notation, understand basic piano theory/technique, and learn how to transfer their knowledge into short compositions in both acoustic & digital formats. If you’re a hands-on learner & would like to understand more about beat making, song writing & arrangement, & creative production, and are excited to share your work with your peers, this course is for you!
  5. HopeARTs: Drama (Period 7, Grades 9-12): Students will explore improvisation, one-acts, monologues and more in this semester class. Students will study both historic and contemporary drama performances and do comparative film, theatre and literature exercises. There will be a summative project that requires attendance to a dress rehearsal and final performance. Final performances will be 20% of the overall grade in the class. Theatre class will also offer during school and voluntary after school field trips to experience regional Theatre workshops and performances. A spring Drama Production position is also open.

Open Lower/Middle School Specialist Courses:

6. HopeARTs: General Music (Period 5, Grades 7-8): We are looking for a music teacher that has a foundational knowledge of music theory, performance, and/or strong foundational piano expertise. Currently, middle schoolers choose between Choir and a General Music class. We are open to fresh ideas of a middle school curriculum that bridges a lower school general music class to a more advanced high school music production class. Our students come from a diverse multi-cultural background.  As such, we are looking for music mentors who can engage cross-culturally with diverse genres, content, and pedagogy. Come partner with our students in their musical expressions and inspire them to be future voices of Hope. Tech experience with performances is desirable. An additional 5th Grade General Music position is also available.

General Faculty Qualifications

  1. Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.
  2. Ability to effectively educate in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.
  3. Desire to equip the children of the city with an academically rigorous, comprehensive, classical Christian education to prepare them to deal with the complex issues of living in this present society.
  4. Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  5. Minimum BS or BA preferred.
  6. Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) knowledge required.

Director of Student Life

Type: Part to Full-time position for the 2022-23 school year.

Our Mission: We are driven by our mission to foster hope in God by closing the achievement gap and preparing our students for college and beyond. We are fueled by our love for God and his care for every one of our students which motivates us to get better every day. Join our team of mission-driven brothers and sisters to work hard, do good, and make a difference.

*Very Important: Before applying please read and carefully review our Mission + Vision, our Faith & Life Covenant, and our guiding principles about Cultural Harmony.  All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy

Job Details

Position Description: The Upper School Director of Student Life is responsible for the shepherding, discipline, and faith formation of our Upper School students. If you love creating a positive community culture with students and parents, then this is the right position for you! The Upper School Director of Student Life is a 0.7 FTE (70%) position. The position can be combined with academic counseling or a part-time teaching role to make the position full-time (1.0 FTE).

 

Job Details:

  1. Meet with Upper School students (and at times parents) regarding discipline and shepherding opportunities, specifically with a focus on relationships with our young women.
  2. Speak truth into the lives of our Upper School students as they are forming their faith, including our Covenant classes
  3. Oversee the Dean of Students and the Upper School Logistics Coordinator.
  4. Oversee and counsel the Student Leadership Team.
  5. Be apart of the student admission and substitute teacher interview and onboarding process.
  6. Oversee or help plan Student Life Events (retreats, 5th to 6th grade night, other events…)
  7. Reports to the Upper School Principal and part of the Upper School Leadership Team.

General Faculty Qualifications

  1. Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.
  2. Ability to effectively educate in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.
  3. Desire to equip the children of the city with an academically rigorous, comprehensive, classical Christian education to prepare them to deal with the complex issues of living in this present society.
  4. Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  5. Minimum BS or BA preferred.
  6. Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) knowledge required.