For the 2019-2020 school year, Piccadilly will serve as Hope Academy’s official lunch vendor.

Student Handbook 2020-2021

Arrival and Dismissal Policies


Students may begin arriving at school at 7:50 a.m.
No teacher is on duty before 7:50 a.m.
If your child needs to be dropped off before 7:50 a.m., Before School Care is provided and parents will be billed accordingly.
Breakfast is not served.
Parents must walk their child into the Before Care room to the Before Care Teacher and sign their child in.
Students are to be dropped off under the covered walkway next to the office door and received by a duty teacher.
No student is to be dropped off without a duty teacher present.
Assembly begins promptly at 8:10 a.m.
A student is considered late after 8:15 a.m. and must be signed in at the front office by a parent and receive a tardy slip to be admitted to class.


Afternoon dismissal begins at 3:00 p.m. for younger students (K-6th grade and Multi-Level Classes) and 3:15 p.m. for older students (Grades 7-12). If a student is picked up before their dismissal time, it will be considered an early checkout and students must be signed out at the front office. (EARLY CHECKOUTS ARE DISCOURAGED AND SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN AN EMERGENCY.)
Students picked up from After Care must also be signed out by a parent. Students not picked up by 3:30 p.m. must report to Hope Academy’s After School Care Program and parents will be billed accordingly.

Daily Schedule
Grades K-6 & Multi-Level Classes
7:00 – 7:50 Before Care
7:50 Carpool Begins / Student Arrival
8:05 Assembly / Pledge in Gym
8:10 First Bell – Report to Home Room
8:15 – 10:15 ELA Block
10:15 – 11:20 Math Block
11:20 – 11:50 First Lunch Shift (Grades K-5 & Multi)
11:50 – 3:00 Afternoon Block
3:00 1st Dismissal (Grades K-5 & Multi)
3:00 – 6:00 After Care

Secondary School (Grades 7 – 12)
7:00 – 7:50 Before Care
7:50 Carpool Begins / Student Arrival
8:05 Assembly / Pledge in Gym
8:15 First Bell
8:15– 9:09 1st Hour
9:12 – 10:02 2nd Hour
10:05 – 10:55 3rd Hour
10:58 – 11:48 4th Hour
11:48 — 12:10 Enrichment Period
12:10 – 12:39 Second Lunch Shift (Grades 7-12)
12:39 – 1:29 5th Hour
1:32 – 2:22 6th Hour
2:25 – 3:15 7th Hour
3:15 2nd Dismissal (Grades 7-12)
3:00 – 6:00 After Care

P.A.F. (Parents, Alumni and Friends united for the success of Hope Academy and its students)
Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy Parents, Alumni and Friends (P.A.F.) is an organization dedicated to supporting the school staff, teachers and students in any way possible. Fundraisers, coordination of programs and dances, classroom assistance, label redemption, and donations are some of the ways in which P.A.F. helps to supplement the efforts of the school in providing our children with the best possible opportunities for educational and social growth.

Become involved with the greatest secret in education for Baton Rouge!! Become involved and show your child that their school is a priority to you. Your participation not only benefits our children and contributes to the ongoing success of this school community, but it is also a means of networking with new friends, sharing mutual experiences, gaining a unique sense of fulfillment and having fun!

Annual dues are a low $25 per family. Aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends…invite everyone who has an interest in your child to participate.

Thank you for your support,
Jan Chiles
P.A.F. President
Louisiana’s Educational Rights of Children with Disabilities
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School Choice Scholarship
School Choice Pilot Program for Certain Students with Exceptionalities

On June 24, 2010, Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law House Bill 216 which created this pilot voucher program for students with special needs.

Students are eligible to receive an educational certificate (or voucher) toward educational expenses if they are on an IEP or similar plan, reside in an eligible parish, are eligible to attend public school, are entering kindergarten through eighth grade, and are not considered gifted and talented. The educational certificate is worth 50 percent of the state portion for the parish in which the student resides, that would have spent for the student in a public school, or the cost of private school tuition, whichever is less.

Participating schools must have served special education students for at least two years and be approved by the State Board of Education for one school year prior to serving students in the program. Participating schools are not required to accept every eligible student who applies, but the schools may not administer an entrance exam to students prior to admission.

School Choice Flyer

Extended Care Fees
Hope Academy 2019-2020 Extended Care Fee Schedule

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