Picture of University-Model LogoAs a University-Model® School, HOPE Academy partners with parents in the academic and spiritual development of their children through a unique schedule that supports parents as the primary influence in their children’s lives.

Elementary and middle school students are on-campus learning with classmates and professional educators on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. High school students are on campus Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students continue their learning with their parents using instructional plans designed by their teachers on the days that they are home.

The University-Model® school structure strengthens and equips families and provides students’ the opportunity to cultivate their gifts and talents. 

Qualities of families who are successful in this model of education:

  • Profess faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior
  • Desire to be the primary influence in their children’s lives
  • Learn along-side their elementary students
  • Foster responsibility and independence in their middle and high school students
  • Engage in the school community recognizing the role of parents is primary but not solitary 
  • Support their children on Wednesdays and Fridays at home


The role of parents evolves throughout their child’s development from serving as a co-teacher in the elementary years to a guide for independent study in the high school years.

A parent’s role in the University-Model® school will in time decrease as their student’s maturity and independence develop. To explore what a parent’s role looks like and how it progresses click here:

Parents’ Roles


HOPE Academy was certified as a University-Model® by University-Model® Schools International (UMSI) in 2014. The first University-Model® school began in 1992 with the goal of combining an excellent academic program while maintaining parents’ primary influence in their student’s lives thought a unique schedule. For more information about UMSI, please visit