New Hope Academy provides individualized education, not only for students with documented Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) but for all of our students. Each student progresses at his or her own pace, yet collectively they are challenged to stretch beyond their comfort levels and achieve beyond their expectations.
New Hope Academy was established to give each student the opportunity and capability for success. NHA specializes in motivating and educating school-phobic students, at-risk teens, gifted students, those with IEPs who need additional help, and students who just feel that they do not “fit” in their schools. NHA provides the least restrictive learning environment for students who do not thrive in the traditional high school or the traditional “alternative” school. NHA works with the low-achieving as well as the gifted, meeting each student at his or her level and proceeding from there. Students who had previously not succeeded find hope – new hope that they will be able to grow and meet our high expectations. Students with IEPs are placed in appropriate academic level classes, supported by our certified Special Education Department staff, and given the necessary resources to achieve the goals described by state standards and the students’ IEPs.
In addition to being a licensed private school, NHA is also an Approved Private Provider of Alternative Education Services to Disruptive Youth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students who qualify for AEDY services are referred by their local school districts, and the nature and extent of the services provided are specified by statute and departmental regulation in consultation with the districts. AEDY students are incorporated into the student body, receiving the same academics. However, they receive additional counseling, and, in accordance with the goals of AEDY programs, are helped to progress to transition back to the traditional education settings of their referring districts.
New Hope Academy promotes education through motivation by working with the “head and heart before the brain.” By encouraging mindset changes, the possibilities for growth and learning become limitless. NHA inspires students of all ages to reach their full potential by igniting passion for learning, teaching effective learning strategies, and giving students structured practice. For over 10 years, New Hope Academy has helped students to have more positive mindsets, where they strive for excellence and a lifetime of achievement.
New Hope Academy is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence and personal success. The setting is designed to allow the students to feel the relaxed atmosphere of a home, the stimulating environment of learning, and the respectful climate required in a place of business; therefore, our facility is a unique blend of home, school, and office. This nurturing environment feeds the soul and educates the mind; within the safety of our walls, students make the choice to learn and grow.
New Hope Academy provides an environment for students to learn in an individualized setting, without the external distractions of peer pressure, teacher confrontation, or behavior problems. Time for appropriate social interaction, however, is provided through cooperative projects and activities revolving around content courses. NHA blends state-of-the-art technology, cooperative learning, current curriculum, hands-on application, and other developmentally appropriate practices.
New Hope Academy is committed to working pleasantly and professionally with parents, students and appropriate school administrators to assure each student’s proper academic placement. We partner with school districts to place students in our school; in addition, we also accept students whose parents would like to place them here privately. We meet students where they are and give them second, third and fourth chances to achieve their goals. Working together, we help each child to learn, grow and succeed.