Entries by Michaela Maupin

DO YOU HAVE A CHILD ENTERING KINDERGARTEN?

Do you have a child entering Kindergarten? Or additional students you’d like to attend Hope? Applications for next year are open!

We encourage you to apply ASAP as spaces can fill up quickly. Visit hopeschool.org/apply to complete an application. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your Admissions Coordinator! LS: Ady Pliego (612-540-2088, adilenepliego@hopeschool.org) and US: Kaili Grandville (612-540-2091, kailigrandville@hopeschool.org).

FREE WEEKLY FOOD DISTRIBUTION

North Minneapolis: Sumner Library has a new partnership with Farmhouse Catering! Every Sunday from 2:00-4:00pm, families can stop by to pick up a week’s worth of free fresh groceries – fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs, cereals and grains. Click here for details.

South Minneapolis: Tuesdays from 11 am – 3pm at St. Paul’s Church parking lot (1901 Portland Ave).

Daily food box pick-ups: https://cws.mpls.k12.mn.us/smb_locations All sites will be open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, except holidays. Food boxes will continue to be free for all youth 18 & under.

Head of Family Ministry

Type: This is a 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week) salary position with full-time benefits.

 

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

Job Details

Position:

The Head of Family Ministry (HFM) proactively builds close, personal connections with parents, staff, and students, with a special focus on building strong connections with our school families. The HFM actively pursues and engages with families, offering the hope of Jesus Christ while holding them accountable to their commitments and responsibilities as parents and families. Equipping and guiding parents to be the primary educator of their children, the HFM will engage families as they covenant together with the school to train up their children. This position reports to the Head of School.

 

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  1. Plan and implement seven key “parent covenant events” annually and ensure parent attendance and engagement.
  2. Initiate regular, timely communication with parents to strengthen their connections to the school community and keep them engaged and informed.
  3. Serve as spokesperson at parent-facing events and build genuine relationships with parents.
  4. Offer parents spiritual guidance and develop and promote opportunities and resources for them to grow spiritually (i.e. Bible studies, workshops, connections with local churches, etc.)
  5. Provide leadership, management, and accountability for Family Ministry staff and volunteers.
  6. Serve on 7-member school Leadership Team.
  7.  Lead Hope Academy’s cultural harmony initiative.

Education & Skills Required

  1. Minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  2. Ability to work well cross-culturally.
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  4. Brings energy, passion, joy, and commitment to the Hope Academy community.
  5. Strong connection to, and passion to, the thriving of the urban population of Minneapolis.

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.

Academic Operations

Type: Full-Time Salaried Position

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

Job Details

Hope Academy is seeking a personable, highly organized, action-oriented professional to serve as Academic Operations Coordinator. This person will have a passion for seeing the lives of urban youth transformed through a remarkable, God-centered education and will provide logistical support, coordination, and execution for functions critical to the efficient and effective functioning of the school. 

Reporting to the Lower and Upper School Principals, this position helps fulfill the mission of the school though a variety of tasks: 

  • – Serve as liaison between Hope Academy and several external partners (local colleges, public schools, Junior Achievement, Revive Youth Ministry, Inverted Arts, and more); 
  • – Assist with school event execution (parent-teacher conferences, year-end events, academic events, etc.); 
  • – Standardized testing oversight and coordination; 
  • – Reporting oversight, ownership, and orchestration including grades, surveys, results, annual accreditation, etc;
  • – Parent communication formulating and co-editing; 
  • – Assist principals with teacher and staff follow-up and assist Substitute Teacher Coordinator as needed; 
  • – Oversee student device distribution and collection; and 
  • – Other tasks related to the academic operations of the school as assigned.  

General Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree.  
  2. Microsoft Office 365 and Excel proficiency.  
  3. Strong communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as a team member.  
  4. Strong detail-orientation, high follow-through, and ability to prioritize work and meet all deadlines and maintain confidential information.  
  5. Ability to effectively work in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community. 

A+ DRIVING SCHOOL

Thanks to our partnership with A+ Driving School, students can participate in virtual drivers ed classes! A+ Driving School gives Hope Academy students a discount, and an even greater discount if your family receives free or reduced lunches. The cost includes both the class and behind-the-wheel training. Students must be 14 years old or older to take the classes.
For more information and to register, click here: https://aplusdrivingschool.net/register-for-class/hope-academy/

CREATE YOUR POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT

5 steps to create your Parent PowerSchool account: (1) Go to http://hopeschool.powerschool.com.(2) Click “Create Account” & enter your parent info. (3) Find your students access code & password. This was emailed to you twice from communications@hopeschool.org. (4) Link your students to your account. *For the relationship field – this is your relationship to your student (i.e. Mother, Father, etc.). (5) You’ve created your account! Verify your email and you are all set up! Now you can check your student’s attendance and grades online. Bonus: Download the PowerSchool app! (District Code: GGXD)

SIGN UP FOR SECURLY TODAY!

Ever wondered how to control what your child sees on the internet?

Well good news! Hope Academy has partnered with a software company called Securly to help do just that.

As a parent, you can manage your child’s Securly settings and see what they are working on in real time! You can begin your journey via the Securly website: https://securly.com/parent-login or you can setup in the Securly App!
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Middle School Latin & 9th Grade Bible/Writing Teacher (Full Time)

Type: Full-Time position for the 2021-22 school year.

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

Job Details

    • – Middle School Latin and 9th Grade Bible/Writing Position
    • – 3 sections of Latin (6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade)
    • – 2 sections of Bible/Writing (Old Testament)
    • – High School writing is taught within the context of Biblical Studies. Applicants for this position should have both a good grasp of how to teach writing and a strong background in Biblical studies.
    • – Full time positions include additional full-time teacher responsibilities besides just teaching the classes.
    • – Salary is based on education and years of classroom teaching experience.

General 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 in Education preferred.

10th-12th Bible/Writing Teacher (Full Time)

Type: Full-Time position for the 2021-22 school year.

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

Job Details

  • – 10th-12th Bible/Writing Position
  • – Writing is taught within the context of Biblical Studies. Applicants for this position should have both a good grasp of how to teach writing and a strong background in Biblical studies.
  • – 10th Grade = New Testament, Church History
  • – 11th Grade = Systematic Theology
  • – 12th Grade = Christian Ethics (Applied Theology), Christian Apologetics
  • – Full time positions include additional full-time teacher responsibilities besides just teaching the classes.
  • – Salary is based on education and years of classroom teaching experience.

General 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 in Education preferred.

7th/8th Grade Math Teacher (Full Time)

Type: Full-Time position for the 2021-22 school year.

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

Job Details

  • – 7th & 8th Grade Math Position
  • – 2 sections of 7th grade math (pre-algebra) and 2 sections of 8th grade math (algebra)
  • – 1 section of an additional class to be determined (if there is a desire to make this position full-time). There are some flexible options for the fifth class. It could likely be an additional high school math class.
  • – Full time positions include additional full-time teacher responsibilities besides just teaching the classes.
  • – Salary is based on education and years of classroom teaching experience.

General 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 in Education preferred.