As a public charter school, tuition is free just like your regular school district high school. Like those schools, however, there are fees for certain classes, materials, and special events. Most families should count on fees averaging $150 per student for basic course needs.
A Typical Day at Hope Academy
|9-9:30||Morning Check in|
Students complete a form to track their progress and identify patterns of emotions and triggers and discuss with others as appropriate
|10:30-12:00||Math/Science Virtual Classes with academic support|
|12:15-1:30||Recovery Strategies and Lunch
Students and staff bring lunches and eat together followed by creative and engaging activities related to strengthening recovery.
|1:30-3||English/Social Studies Virtual Classes with academic support|
This time will be used in various ways depending on the day of the week to accomplish group and individual goals, including:
|3:45-4||End of Day Circle|
Being a year-round school makes it easier for us to offer rolling enrollment. We want to be available as soon after treatment as students are ready to get back to their education. We also hope replacing the long summer break with the routine of school and positive peer engagement will strengthen students' recovery and give them more opportunity to regain any academic ground they might have lost. A regular high school offers students the opportunity to gain 8 credits per year; by being a year-round school we offer 9-12.
Our small class size, individual tutoring, use of online classes, and year-round schedule make it possible for students get further faster... and our year-round schedule make it possible for students to get further more quickly. They can earn 11-13 credits per year at Hope Academy where they can only earn 6-8 credits in the traditional two-semester system.
Yes. And a full graduation ceremony!
No. Students who attend recovery high schools have a much greater chance of actually completing high school and leaving with the skills necessary to succeed in college and remain substance-free. We will help your student write college applications and provide academic references so universities appreciate the positive work your student has done to prepare physically, emotionally, and academically for their college experience. In addition many universities --including USC and Clemson-- have active recovery programs that partner with Hope Academy. As colleges acknowledge the need for recovery support, they are offering sober dorms and sober student groups as part of the college experience. The experience of attending a recovery high school actually makes your student more attractive to some schools.
There is none. You can enroll your student at any time.
It varies from session to session as students come and go, but a typical class size is less than 10.
Yes. In addition to having the basic academic credits, we run a "Future Focus" and "Senior Seminar" to ensure students develop a plan for the careers they think they want and have the recovery skills in place to achieve it. For students who seek a career requiring a college degree, they will prepare for the ACT to achieve the highest possible score, and they will actively pursue scholarships and apply for colleges that fit their career goals.
Yes. In addition to having the basic academic credits, we run a "Future Focus" seminar to ensure students develop a plan for the careers they think they want.
You will need to arrange transportation.
No. Students need to bring their own lunch. A fridge and microwave are provided.
Not right now. If you determine it is in your student's best interest, you can sign him or her up for the sports, music, etc, activities at the school for which you are zoned.
Hope Academy has a full computer lab and laptops for each student. Typical precautions are used to ensure safe computing.
No. For students who do not attend treatment, we offer an elective called “Basics of Recovery.” This will help them learn the science of addiction as well as proven recovery strategies.
Yes! And we will work with the treatment provider to merge them into our program.
We understand that slips and relapses are often part of the story of recovery. We will work with any student who works toward abstinence. Typically this involves being willing to take weekly drug screenings and developing a detailed relapse prevention plan. However, students who are unable to remain abstinent and create a danger for the sobriety of other students, may be asked to leave.
Basically, we ask you to be modest and wear clothing that is not distracting.
Being expelled does not automatically prevent you from being admitted. Talk to us. We will handle each situation case by case.