DETROIT- Hope of Detroit Academy's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was a huge success, as the community celebrated the school's expansion and state-of-the-art facilities. The event was held at the school, 4444 35th St., Detroit, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Students in grades 5-10 have been attending classes at the new facility since school began on Sep. 6. Hundreds attended the event, including students, staff, board members, authorizer representative Ron Rizzo, Leona Group support staff and CEO Dr. William Coats, and representatives from Tooles Contracting Group, Taktix Solutions, and the Detroit Police Department.
The amazing state-of-the-art facility is the result of many visionaries coming together through years of planning, educating and growing. The most current technology is present throughout, in support of the school's focus on STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Additional features include a cutting-edge media center, a spacious gym and locker room facilities, a performance stage and multi-purpose room with cafeteria.
The academy currently serves students through grade 10, but will add an additional grade each subsequent year to ultimately serve grades K-12. Students in grades K-4 continue to attend classes at Hope of Detroit Academy’s original campus located at 4443 N. Campbell, across the street from the new campus.
Hope of Detroit Academy has been a Michigan Reward School for three years running, and achieved AYP status for 10 years. The academy provides individualized attention with a focus on mastery of core academics, second language learning opportunities for both students and parents, computer lab, library, dress code and full-day kindergarten.
The academy is chartered by Ferris State University and managed by The Leona Group.