Christ + College + Character = A Full and Lasting Education for Each Child
A HOPE education incorporates what a child needs for the development of soul, mind and heart. First and foremost, as a private school, we are blessed to be able to work alongside parents in helping children understand their unique identity in Christ as dearly loved children of God. Our rigorous academic program is designed to meet children where they are and chart a path for growth toward college and career readiness. Every day and with each interaction, character is patiently nurtured and formed in a safe and loving environment.
We measure our results in multiple ways:
Are students growing academically?
Yes! Many of our scholars arrive at our schools performing behind grade level. They need a change and a plan for academic growth.
We use NWEA MAP testing data to drive and adjust our academic instruction throughout the year. These assessments help teachers understand the amount of learning growth a child makes in a given period of time, so progress can be celebrated.
At the high school level, 100% of our high school seniors have been accepted to college for five consecutive years in a row. Our ACT scores exceed the statewide average for African American students, as well as economically disadvantage students.
Do parents value HOPE for their children?
YES! There is demand for HOPE. HOPE began in 2002 with one school serving 47 students. Today we have seven schools serving nearly 2,500 students. Our newest school, HOPE Fidelis, opened fully enrolled in 2016 and with a waiting list.
Because we serve children in partnership with parents, we track parental involvement. We’re proud that we have nearly 100% parent involvement across our network. And, referrals are our number one source for new students, meaning families are sharing HOPE with others.
Do scholars love learning at HOPE?
“HOPE has taught me responsibility, accountability, grit, hard work, respect, love, trust, friendship, compassion, and – most of all – how to grow in Christ.”
– Adrian Reed, Class of 2014, HOPE Christian High School, Milwaukee, Wis.
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