Tuesday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.
Hope of Detroit Academy Middle/High School campus
4443 35th Street
Detroit, MI 48210
This event is free and open to the public.
Hope of Detroit Academy is situated in the heart of southwest Detroit, and faces the same challenges as it's surrounding contemporaries. While crime, poverty and neglect edge the Hope of Detroit campus, what you will find within school boundaries is a story of perseverance, pride and hope.
Established in 1999 and authorized by Ferris State University, Leona-managed Hope of Detroit Academy has become a pillar to the community it serves. Enrollment has risen steadily, and in response to growing enrollment and parent demand, the academy built a brand-new, state-of-the-art middle/high school campus which opened this fall. Tuesday’s Ribbon Cutting will celebrate the school’s growth and new facility.
Hope of Detroit Academy accepts all children, and now serves over 735 students in grades K-10; the academy will add a grade for the next two years to fulfill is K-12 charter. Ninety-seven percent of the academy's population receives free/reduced price lunches, 10% receive special education services, and nearly 70% are English Language Learners.
Despite the challenges of educating in an urban environment, Hope of Detroit Academy has earned the Michigan Reward School designation. The academy offers students and families the very best in technology, STEM programming, multi-cultural experiences and second language learning. Families are excited about the school's commitment to a well-rounded education-- including physical education, art and music, along with extracurricular activities, athletics, clubs and field trip opportunities.
Part of the school's success is its commitment to involving parents and the community in the education process. The academy offers activities, workshops and seminars for parents, along with many ways for parents to become involved in their child's education. The community plays an integral role as well, with dozens of community partners providing a range of services and support.
ABOUT HOPE OF DETROIT ACADEMY
Hope of Detroit Academy was established in 1998 and currently educates students on two southwest Detroit campuses: grades K-4 at 4443 N. Campbell St. and grades 5-10 at 4444 35th St., both in Detroit, MI 48210.
Hope of Detroit Academy is a multicultural community of learners who strive for excellence, determination, and achievement. The academy has been a Michigan Reward School for three consecutive years, and achieved AYP status for 10 consecutive years. It is North Central Association accredited through AdvancEd.
Hope of Detroit Academy is authorized by Ferris State University and managed by The Leona Group.
ABOUT THE LEONA GROUP
The Leona Group was founded in 1996 by Dr. William Coats, a national leader in education reform. TLG currently manages over 60 school sites in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio and is among the largest education service providers in the United States.
Foundational to The Leona Group is the belief that all children, regardless of ethnicity or economic status, can learn and achieve. This belief permeates throughout the organization and is vibrant in each Leona-managed school. For this reason, Leona Group schools are located in primarily urban communities where there is the greatest need for educational choice and opportunity. Leona delivers a quality choice in public school education, focusing on excellence in education in safe, caring environments. Each school program is tailored to the specific needs of its community and demonstrates continual improvement, as measured by increasing student academic achievement in concert with social, behavioral and emotional development. For more information, visit www.leonagroup.com.