Frequently Asked Questions
HOPE Christian School: Via
What grades does HOPE Via serve?
Currently, HOPE Via offers instruction for grade K – 3rd. HOPE Via will be offering K - 5th grade for the 2016-2017 school year! Each subsequent year, we will add a grade level until we serve grades K - 8th.
What will it cost to attend HOPE Via?
HOPE Via is tuition-free for families who qualify for the Racine Parental Choice Program. Additionally, busing and meals are provided at no cost to our scholars. Families are responsible for providing their scholar’s uniform (polo shirt $10).
Does HOPE Via offer busing?
Yes! Busing is provided free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis to scholars who live more than two miles from the school.
How long is the school day?
School runs from 8:00am - 3:30pm from Monday - Thursday. Every Friday, scholars have a 12:30pm early release while HOPE Via staff engages in weekly professional development.
Does HOPE Via require a uniform?
Yes. Uniforms consist of a navy or green HOPE polo shirt (which must be purchased at school), solid khaki or navy pants, a solid black or brown belt, and solid black or brown shoes. Additional information regarding uniforms can be found in our Family Handbook.
What curriculum will HOPE Via use?
HOPE uses several curricular models all in line with the national Common Core Curriculum. HOPE Via’s academic approach is distinguished by:
An emphasis on teaching students to become independent readers by 2nd grade, using whole group, small group and individualized instruction.
A focus on high-order thinking in mathematics.
Expert use of literacy and mathematics assessments to measure students’ progress and to tailor instruction and supports to enable all children to reach higher levels of achievement.
A school culture of high academic achievement featuring rigorous instruction and curriculum based on research and best practices.
The infusion of technology throughout the curriculum, including 10-12 desktop computers in each classroom and an accessible computer lab for every student.
How do I know if I qualify for the Racine Parental Choice Program (RPCP)?
Qualifying for the choice program consists of two criteria:
1. Families must currently reside within the Racine Unified School District Boundaries.
2. Families must make less than 300% of the national poverty level based on family size. For example, a family of 4 living on Rapids Drive in Racine, making less than $71,637 annually, would qualify for the RPCP.
Where is HOPE Via located?
HOPE Via is located at 3502 Douglas Ave. in Racine, WI.