WHAT IS THE UNIVERSITY-MODEL® SCHOOL?
The first University-Model® school started in Texas 23 years ago with the goal of combining excellent academics with more time at home through a unique school schedule. HOPE is a member of University-Model® Schools International (UMSI), a distinctly Christian organization responsible for the oversight of all member schools. Through UMSI, HOPE was formally certified in 2014, which laid the foundation for our AdvancEd™ accreditation in the spring of 2018. For more information about UMSI, please visit www.umsi.org.
WHAT DOES THE UNIVERSITY-MODEL® LOOK LIKE AT HOPE?
At HOPE, Elementary students receive instruction from highly experienced professional educators on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Wednesdays and Fridays, parents carry out teacher-designed assignments at home. High School students receive instruction four days per week (Monday – Thursday) and have at-home assignments on Fridays. This model provides accountability for assignment completion as well as collaboration through feedback from professional educators.
A parent’s role in their child’s education will change over time based on the maturity and independence level of the student. To explore how a parent’s role progresses, click the button.
This model provides more time at home for students so they may pursue serving opportunities, employment and extracurricular activities. Our students are uniquely positioned to master time management skills under the supervision of their parents before heading off to college. Graduates of the University-Model report having little to no academic adjustment during their freshman year of college.