WHAT IS A 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 ACADEMY?

At HOPE Academy, 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.

Parental roles

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/or extracurricular activities. Our students are uniquely positioned to master time management skills under the supervision of their parents before heading off to college or university. Graduates of the University-Model report having little to no academic adjustment during their freshman year of college.