Our middle school is comprised of students in 6th through 8th Grade.
MIDDLE SCHOOL FEATURES
- 24:1 student-teacher ratio
- Differentiated Math pathways
- Bi-Weekly Worship
- House System
- Elective Courses* (Art, PE, Law, Theatre, Yearbook, and Independent Electives)
- Student-Led Conferences
*Elective Course offerings vary each school year and are dependent on student interest and teacher availability.
At HOPE Academy, students learn through inquiry and hands-on exploration. Students collaborate to solve problems and practice new strategies.
Project-Based Learning is an important aspect of our academic program. Through project-based learning, students are able to apply both their studies of Biblical virtue and academics to real life situations.
Projects at HOPE Academy develop critical thinkers and problem solvers with an outward focus. Through the University- Model®, parents and students work together to further explore these ideas at home.
As a University-Model® School, teachers communicate with students through regular communication and homestudy plans. Lesson plans are submitted to Google Classroom weekly to help parents as they guide their students to review and apply concepts they have learned in class. Teachers are available to students through email communication for additional support on homestudy days.
Teachers also partner and connect with parents and students through student-led conferences, coffee and curriculum meetings, and culminating events.
Our middle school program is designed to develop student’s critical thinking and problem solving skills through integrated, multidisciplinary studies that utilize inquiry and project based learning. Middle school courses are taught by subject area experts that engage students in collaborative learning experiences and develop important communication, time management and organizational skills in preparation for the high school years.
HOPE’s middle school team helps students navigate the unique and often challenging social and developmental dynamics that accompany adolescents through Biblical-based conflict resolution, open communication and intentionality.
Students move through middle school, developing a greater sense of responsibility and independence. The role of parents transitions from transitional co-teacher to guide for dependent study as students develop academic independence.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADING SYSTEM
A traditional ten point grading scale is used to assess students understanding of content. Number grades are reflected through assignments, projects, and assessments that reflect the student’s’ cumulative content understanding.