To foster hope in God within the inner city neighborhoods of Minneapolis by providing the youth with a remarkable, God-centered education.
Updated for 2013-2014
2300 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Head of School: Mr. Russell Gregg
Upper School Principal: Mr. Nathan Ziegler
Dean of Student Activities: Mrs. Judy Austin
College & Career Counselors: Mrs. Lisa CasaDeCalvo
Mrs. Rebekah Adair
Mrs. Wanda Monroe
School & Community
Total Enrollment: 355 (K through 12)
67 (grades 9-12)
66 (grades 6-8)
222 (grades K-5)
Private, Christian non-denominational
80% from urban neighborhoods of Minneapolis
73% of students qualify for free/reduced lunch
75% are students of color
Accredited in 2012 by Christian Schools International/
AdvancED. Member school of CSI since 2000.
School CEEB Code: 241638
100% of Sophomores take the PLAN Test
100% of Juniors take the PSAT
100% of Seniors take the ACT and/or SAT Test
Academics and Curriculum
27 minimum semester credits required for graduation
4 years of Bible/Theology including
two mission trips
4 years of Language Arts
(Writing rhetoric, Oral rhetoric/Drama, Senior Thesis)
4 years of Humane Letters
(Literature, History, Government, Philosophy)
4 years of Mathematics
4 years of Science
4 years of Foreign Language
3 years of Fine Arts
1 year of Physical Education/Health
Hope Academy emphasizes a classical core curriculum approach, with only a few elective options.
Hope Academy is on a semester system. Letter grades are given.
A+ (4.00) A (4.00) A- (3.67)
B+ (3.33) B (3.00) B- (2.67)
C+ (2.33) C (2.00) C- (1.67)
D+ (1.33) D (1.00) D- (0.67)
GPA beings with 1st term of 9th grade.
GPA is not weighted.
Class rank is not provided by the school.
Transfer grades are included in cumulative GPA.
All classes are College Preparatory.