Hope Academy of Northwest Arkansas
Hope Academy of Northwest Arkansas is a trauma-informed, public charter school designed specifically to meet the needs of children in crisis. Our teachers and staff are specially trained to provide an educational space for learners with unique needs. Our team-based approach fosters student success by understanding and meeting physiological, social and emotional needs of students. This creates an environment where students feel safe as they learn to cope and manage behavior. For more than 21 years, the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter has operated a school on site for residents of the Shelter. Our goal now is to expand those much-needed services to children throughout Northwest Arkansas who will benefit greatly from a trauma-informed educational setting.
In April 2019, we submitted an application to the Arkansas Department of Education to open Hope Academy as a charter school. On August 13, 2019, our charter was approved by the Arkansas Charter Authorizing Panel. Hope Academy will open its doors to students and families in August 2020. Learn more here!
If you would like to change the life of a child who has experienced trauma, and give them the gift of a brighter future, please consider making a pledge to support Hope Academy of Northwest Arkansas.