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starting a God-centered school for at risk youth is crazy

In 1999, God gave Russ Gregg the courage to quit his job and do something crazy: start a school for his neighbors’ children.  If you are being called to start a new God-centered school in your home city, we are ready to partner with the Lord and you in this critical work. You only get one chance, and we want to help you start well.

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School Re-opening Amidst COVID-19

School Re-opening Amidst COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19, we wanted to share Hope Academy in Minneapolis's Re-opening Plan - Click here to read the entire thing. If we look at learning across the ages and around the world, we will quickly realize that learning is rarely easy; it almost always comes...

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Diverse Leadership & The Next Generation

Diverse Leadership & The Next Generation

This talk was given at the 2019 Urban Education Leaders Retreat in Austin, TX convened by the Society for Classical Learning (societyforclassicallearning.org) and Spreading Hope Network (spreadinghopenetwork.org), and sponsored by the Association of Christian Schools...

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Curriculum Resources

Curriculum Resources

While teachers are primary, actual curriculum is important. The following is a list of curricular resources we recommend for the lower school years (K-5). The (*) indicates curricula used at Hope Academy as of 2018-2019.

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Hope Academy is a flagship for our Christian schools. The development and growth of Christian schools like Hope Academy is so encouraging. CSI is excited by the school planting efforts of the Spreading Hope team.

Jeff Blamer

Vice President, Member Services, Christian Schools Intl. (Grand Rapids, MI)

The Spreading Hope Network has been a Godsend for our Board of Directors and leadership. Their help with fundraising and communication planning and infrastructure, access to Hope's documents and model, as well as prayer and encouragement, has helped us start well.

Roosevelt Wilson

Ed. D, Head of School, Harbor Christian Academy (Houston, TX)