FAQ

 

 

Students & Parents

Q. What benefits does HOPE provide students?
HOPE students benefit from the following:

  • Comprehensive curriculum - From engaging lessons to necessary assessments, HOPE provides a complete instructional program for students.
  • Flexible learning environment - Recognizing that every child learns differently and at varying paces, HOPE devises lesson plans to ensure students study what they need to learn, not what they already know.
  • Goal-oriented learning - Students and mentors work together to set goals. Progress toward those goals is measured on a daily basis.
  • Community-oriented setting - Learning Centers offer students a supportive learning environment.

Q. Is HOPE free?
As a public charter school, HOPE is free to students.

Q. What is a charter school?
A charter school is a free public school of choice that is open to all students and held to the same Colorado and federal Common Core standards as other public schools.

Q. What is a Learning Center?
A Learning Center is a safe and supervised learning environment that students attend daily to access their online curriculum and receive face-to-face instruction from teachers and mentors.  Learning Centers are operated by non-profit, community-based organizations.

Q. Do I need to own a computer for my child to be a HOPE student?
No. HOPE will work with each student to ensure access to a computer and online curriculum.  All supplies provided by HOPE are property of HOPE and must be returned in the event a student leaves the program.

Q. How much time do students spend on the computer?
Computers are used to facilitate lessons. They are an interactive learning tool, and the amount of time a student spends online varies by grade level. Online lessons are enhanced with one-on-one attention from mentors at Learning Centers or with assistance from parents at home. Teachers and mentors also use a comprehensive offline curriculum with all HOPE students throughout the year, allowing for further instruction in key subject areas and/or where students may be struggling. 

Q. Can my child attend HOPE and another public school?
No.  Students can either be enrolled at HOPE or at another public school, not both.

Q. Does HOPE provide extra-curricular activities?
HOPE as well as some HOPE Learning Centers offer a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.  Also, in most cases, HOPE students can participate on an equal basis in any activities offered by other public schools that are not offered through HOPE.

 

 

 

Learning Centers

Q. How do Learning Centers receive funding?
Learning Centers receive funding from HOPE based on the number of students attending the Learning Center.  Learning Centers receive funding on a monthly basis.

Q. Does HOPE provide Learning Centers with textbooks and other materials?
Yes, HOPE equips Learning Centers with books and work activities which are part of the curriculum.

Q. Can Learning Centers provide supplemental material and activities for HOPE curriculum?
Learning Centers may supplement HOPE's required core curriculum with activities and materials approved by HOPE. Learning Centers may offer elective classes approved by HOPE.

Q. Who grades student coursework?
Teachers and mentors work in tandem to monitor student progress. HOPE teachers are responsible for assigning appropriate lessons to students. Many of the online lessons and assessments are graded by the curriculum software.

Q. What computer skills are required for Learning Center staff?
Though HOPE's curriculum and assessments are based online, the program is simple to use. Basic computer skills and familiarity with the Internet are necessary for Learning Center staff.  HOPE provides curriculum training for all Learning Center staff.

Q. Can public and private schools partner with HOPE?
Yes, public and private schools as well as non-profit organizations may contract with HOPE to operate a Learning Center.

Q. How much time do students spend on the computer?
Computers are used to facilitate lessons. They are an interactive learning tool, and the amount of time a student spends online varies by grade level. Online lessons are enhanced with one-on-one attention from mentors at Learning Centers or with assistance from parents at home. Teachers and/or mentors also use a comprehensive offline curriculum with all HOPE students throughout the year, allowing for further instruction in key subject areas and/or where students may be struggling.