The University-Model® School


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.

Students receive a blend of on-campus learning with classmates and professional educators and at-home learning with their parents using instructional plans designed by their teachers.

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’s learning every day but especially at-home learning days.


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 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 through a unique schedule. For more information about UMSI, please visit