Established in 1999 and authorized by Ferris State University, 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.
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.
Congratulations to Hope of Detroit Academy on your successes in urban education!