Entries by Michaela Maupin


Thank you all for taking our Parent Survey! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback with us.

Here are some three highlights we collected from the survey:

  1. 98.4% of parents feel that the Hope Academy staff genuinely care about them, and feel welcome as a member of the school community.
  2. 98.4% of parents believe our school has high expectations for their children.
  3. 97.8% believe their Hope Academy tuition is a worthwhile investment in their child’s future.

Based on your feedback, here are three areas that we are looking to grow at Hope Academy:

  1. Look for ways to share how the beautiful ethnic diversity at Hope is celebrated and valued.
  2. Find additional ways to equip, support, and provide resources to parents.
  3. Share next years plan for strengthening our curriculum.


High school parents (last year’s 8th – 11th graders) please be checking in with your student(s) to make sure they are making progress on their summer reading assignment.  If your student didn’t receive their book, please email Mr. Johnson at benjohnson@hopeschool.org to arrange a pickup time. Thanks!


Parent Pick Up is located on the Park Ave and E. 22nd Street side of the building.

Morning drop off:
• Drop off in the cul-de-sac of E. 22nd Street (not off Chicago Ave).
• The Gym door will be staffed from 8:10-8:35.
• After 8:35, go to the Chicago Ave (Main) door.

End of Day pick-up:
• Wait along the street on the Park Ave and E. 22nd Streets.
• Teachers will deliver your student to you in your vehicle.
• If you are not there by 12:35, your student will be brought to the office to wait for you at the Chicago Ave (Main) door.
Afternoon Activities:

If your child is enrolled in an activity, pick up will be at the front door on Chicago Ave at either 2:30 or 3:30 pm.

Call the office by 11:00am to change your child’s arrangements (either from bus to pick up OR from pick up to bus) 612-540-2000.

4 Ways Hope in God Made a Difference this School Year

If you’ve been around Hope Academy for any length of time, you’ve heard me say many times that “Hope in God changes everything.” To some of you, that may sound like a nice turn of phrase or a mere platitude. But we all know that times of testing are revelatory, aren’t they? They’re an acid test that shows us what really matters. Especially tough times like this last year […]

Family Ministry Coordinator (Part Time)

Type: Part-Time position (20 hours a week)

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


The Family Ministry Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Head of Family Ministry in operationalizing and executing the program events, outreach, engagement, and communication.

The following reflects essential functions for this position but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

  • – Assist the Head of Family Ministry with clerical tasks and schedules.
  • – Help initiate regular, timely communication with parents to strengthen their connections to the school community and keep them engaged and informed.
  • – Plan and help coordinate seven required parent covenant events.
  • – Help the Family Ministry team to accomplish their quarterly rocks and goals.

Education & Skills Required

  1. High School Diploma or GED equivalent; BS/BA degree preferred.
  2. Computer skills required – knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.
  3. Highly organized, self-starter, effective communicator, and strong follow-through/execution skills.
  4. Ability to develop and maintain systems.
  5. Willingness to go above and beyond in serving our Hope Academy families.

General Qualifications

  1. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the mission and work of Hope Academy and a desire to play an integral part in growing the impact of Hope Academy.
  2. Ability to effectively work in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.

13 years later, this dad’s dream came true.

When Israel and Maria discovered Hope Academy, they knew they wanted to send their children here one day. While a private, Christian education felt out of reach, they hoped and prayed that God would make it possible–and He did. Over the past 13 years, God has used Hope Academy to open tremendous doors of opportunity […]


Dear Hope Families, Like most of us this week, I am weeping with you over Daunte Wright’s death. As someone who was created by God to reflect his image to the world, it is right and appropriate to mourn Daunte’s tragic death. We all should grieve his family’s loss of a son, a father, and […]