Hope Academy’s academic programs are varied, flexible and highly individualized. These programs are designed to meet each student’s unique needs rather than allowing the child to struggle in a generalized curriculum.
The climate at Hope Academy is one of inclusion, encouragement, positive relationships and recognition of student accomplishment.
The qualified staff is trained to instruct students with various educational needs including, but not limited to:
- Learning disabilities
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Down Syndrome
- Cognitive disabilities
- Grade level students who excel in low pupil to teacher ratio classrooms
Hope Academy Provides:
- Sound, flexible instructional programs, meeting individual academic and personal-social goals.
- Adaptation of materials and instruction methods to individual needs.
- Encouragement for performance at highest levels of ability.
- Continuous evaluation in all areas of development.
- An atmosphere for learning that enables the development of self-discipline and self-worth.
- Kindergarten through 12th grade classes, including special needs, all designed to meet various learning styles of individual students. Selection and placement of students for programs are determined by testing.
- Compliance with the Louisiana State Department of Education as a state approved non-public school.
- Certified teachers for instruction of average, below average and special education students.
- Curricular emphasis on core academic and social skills.
- Other curricular offerings including social studies, science, computer literacy, music, art and physical education.
- Speech/Language therapy, Occupational therapy and other related services for those who qualify.
- Hope Academy is a practicum site for the Nicholls State University Master’s program in Curriculum & Instruction High Incidence Disabilities/Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis option. Each semester candidates from the program fulfill program requirements at Hope Academy. As such, they engage in practices outlined by the University under the university’s supervision.
- Additional accommodations and modifications to students who need extra academic support.
- Low staff-pupil ratios.
- Multi-level classes for students requiring more individualized instruction.
- Paraprofessional assistance in classes where additional support is needed.
- A Life Skills Lab with community job opportunities for special education students through age 21.
- Before and after school care.
- Encouragement for parental involvement in school programs and lessons.