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By issuing students of the same grade the same type of device (Laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads), we hope to make technology access and learning opportunities equitable. All students have the same tools aligned with teaching and designed to best support their learning. Please remember that using the borrowed device is a privilege and not a right. You and your student are responsible for the borrowed device until you return it at the end of the year. Click here to read the Borrowed Device handbook.


New bus protocols include wearing a mask, siblings sitting together, buses being loaded back to front, buses being exited front to back, keeping the seat behind the driver empty, and leaving windows & overhead hatches open (weather permitting). There is also a new bus app this year! Download ‘Versatrans My Stop’ from the App Store to get bus stop information and live bus tracking updates. Please select “MN Charter Schools (MN)” for our school district Click here for more bus app information.


If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been around someone with COVID-19, we strongly encourage you to sign up for a free testing appointment. You do NOT need insurance or identification.

Info on free testing for un-insured:

Other free community test sites:

Testing locations link:


All Upper School students have been placed into cohorts. Grades 6-10 will each have a Cohort A and Cohort B cohorts, Grade 11 will all be Cohort A, and Grade 12 will all be Cohort B. Hybrid students in Cohort A will attend school in-person on Mondays, Wednesdays, and alternating Fridays. Hybrid students in Cohort B will attend school on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternating Fridays. Click here for the 1st quarter cohort schedule.


Gym entrance on E. 22nd Street
• Morning Drop-Off: 9:30-9:55 am
• Afternoon Pick-Up: LS: 4:15 pm and US: 4:25 pm

Late Pick-Up Fee: If any K-5 student (not enrolled in after care) is not picked up by 4:45 they will be sent to after school care and the family will be billed $10 for every 15 minutes late.
Transportation Changes: All changes in transportation for your students need to be called in to the office before 3 p.m.


If your child is feeling sick (vomiting / 100 degree temperature / lice / other contagious health concerns) the night before OR morning of a school day, they MUST remain at home in order to prevent the spread of illness. Children with any of these symptoms will be sent home if they come to school.

Staff and families must self-report to the school if they or their student have symptoms of COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19, or had a close exposure to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

For Lower School, please call 612-540-2023 by 10:00 a.m. to report your child’s absence and provide the reason for your child’s absence.

For Upper School, please call 612-540-2014 by 10:00 a.m. to report your child’s absence and provide the reason for your child’s absence. Additionally, for Upper School 50/50 Hybrid students, our Upper School Office must be notified if your child is ill and needs to stay home from in-person classes so that we can notify your student’s teachers.  It is not an option to stay home on in-person days for reasons other than illness.


The Upper School Academic Support Center will be open before school Monday through Friday from 8:45-9:45 a.m. (or 7:45 a.m. by special arrangement). The after school Academic Support Center will also be open Monday through Thursday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. We will be taking extra precautions to make sure that students are following COVID-19 safety protocols […]

Community Safety Liaison

Type: Temporary 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


The purpose of this position is to serve as a noticeable community safety presence in matters relating to Hope Academy. The person in this position will act as a liaison between the school and the community, including Peavey Park.

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

  • – Uphold our safety guiding principles including being a light in the community and keeping student safety as one of the highest priorities at our school.
  • – Be present outside during arrival and dismissal times.
  • – Be available to assist staff and teachers in safety matters.
  • – Be a presence in Peavey Park at various time of the day.
  • – Work closely with the Peavey Park Recreation Staff.
  • – Other matters related to safety and security at Hope Academy.

Education and Skills Required

    • – High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
    • – Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently and as a team member.
    • – Has the ability to stay calm and de-escalate stressful situations.

General Faculty Qualifications

    • – 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.
    • – Ability to effectively work in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.

Other Information

  • – The Community Safety Liaison position is a full-time job, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.
  • – The days of work for this position follow the school calendar for student in-person days of school (see school calendar). This position is a temporary position that ends on Friday, December 18, 2020. The pay for this position is $15/hour.