Mission & Vision


Through the hope and power of Christ and the influence of positive relationships, we educate, encourage and equip our students in order to transform their future.

Our Students

Hope Academy exists to serve students that are socio-economically disadvantaged.  At least 80% of our families will have a household income that is near or below the federal poverty guidelines.    Our primary service area is the Florida Street corridor which extends from Holden Road to East Lee Street.


In partnership with our families, the future of our students will be transformed as follows:


Our students will grow and develop the mind of Christ.   As they learn academically, a biblical worldview and biblical truth will be the foundation of their learning resulting in understanding and wisdom.

Our students will be prepared to excel in high school, college and in life with excellent language skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills.   Our students will achieve academically  in reading, math and science and graduate from Hope Academy at or above grade level.   They will develop learning, writing, communication and study skills that will enable them to perform well in high school and thereafter.


Our students will trust in God’s grace and will come to know and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and thereby receive and be guided by the Holy Spirit and be prepared to live a fruitful life.

Our students will grow spiritually in confidence, and with a hope for their future, knowing that God has a plan for their lives.   Students will live a life filled with courage, hope and heart.  (“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”  Jeremiah 29:11)   Our students will grow emotionally with feelings of worth and self esteem.    They will grow in their ability to make good choices, and to choose and control their emotional responses.


Our students will be equipped to thrive physically and make healthy decisions.   They will be equipped with financial skills to prepare them for economic success in life.   They will be equipped to develop and maintain positive support systems which can be accessed in times of need.

Our students will be prepared to live productive lives as servant leaders in the community and in God’s kingdom.

Note:    Due to the circumstances surrounding students in poverty, research has shown there are many areas other than academics which hold students back from breaking the bonds of poverty and becoming successful adults.    The words in bold indicate areas in which a student needs to show success in order to move from poverty to a level of emotional, financial and academic success in life.    Our goal is to create a holistic learning environment which will enable our students to live productively outside of poverty.