Curriculum & Homework
The Hope Academy curriculum serves a two-fold purpose of developing foundational skills mastery and unleashing the joy of learning through immersion in a wide variety of disciplines. Curricular emphasis is placed on the core areas of reading, writing, and mathematics with regular assessment and monitoring for progress. Students apply core knowledge through in-depth explorations in science, history, and Biblical studies. Hope Academy teachers use a variety of innovative approaches and technologies to achieve desired student outcomes. The curriculum chosen will be challenging, traditional and college-prep. Opportunities for the arts, field trips, service learning, and physical education are integral parts of the curriculum.
At Hope Academy homework is a critical part of the learning process allowing students to develop into independent learners who are capable of taking individual responsibility for academic work in high school and college. Hope Academy will create assignments that will enable students to learn and practice organizational skills, self-directed learning, time management and independent study skills. As students move on to high school and college, these skills will be vital tools that students will use to become successful students and professionals in our community. While students should expect regular homework assignments, the quantity of homework given will be reasonable and reflect the maturity and ability of the students. Parents will be asked to commit to both providing a quiet learning space in the home for studies and to commit to ensuring that all assignments are completed.