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Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy

Private | K-12 | 99 students

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Posted June 27, 2014

I was a student at Greater Baton Rouge Hope academy in the 2008-2009 school year, and at that point in time, it was HORRIBLE!!! The staff didn't know how to treat people with Asperger's syndrome, the principal at this establishment included, some of the kids there bullied me frequently, and the teacher's teaching methods sucked. (As a matter of fact, this establishment was where I heard the very first curse word in my life, and that was from a teacher named Rebekah Allen.) so, in conclusion, this school was terrible for my time, and CERTAINLY did not live up to it's name. Hope Academy CERTAINLY was a hopeless place to Learn... But, it probably changed since I went there, so give it a try.... But I am still unsatisfied, and will probably never go back.


Posted June 26, 2013

Wonderful school in all areas. My child has blossomed into a young man. He has attended since it first opened. It is well worth every penny spent. Thank you Hope Academy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

This is our 15 year old son's 1st year and Hope Academy. We noticed a difference in him after 2 weeks of being there. He has been there now for nearly a year and he is doing incredible! He never used to want to go to school or do homework but now he gets up on his own and does his homework immediately when he gets home. He was rarely social but now he is a social butterfly. He assist in the school store and Kid's Kafe' which are two incredible projects that help our kids prepare for the real world. They had two dances this school year and never would we have thought he would dance let alone go! When we came for our tour before we started, we were so impressed with how happy and friendly the children were there. They would get up and shake our hands! If you have a special needs child you should really give this school a chance. Our son has done a complete 360! This school has changed our lives. Thank you Hope Academy Teachers and Staff for everything you do! I would give you more than 5 stars if I could!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

How fortunate we are, here at Hope Academy, to have the flexibility and cooperation of the administration to truly address each child's needs. Every day I have the privilege of witnessing the genuine affection of the faculty and staff toward the students as they celebrate the "little" daily achievements and triumphs, as well as the compassion shown on those days or moments when the only action needed is a moment for redirection.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 4, 2013

I cannot begin to say how much of a postive change Hope Academy has made. My 14 year old daughter has advanced socially and for the first time in her life she feels good about herself when the school day is over. Everyone from the teachers to the staff are wonderful and have made my family feel like there is hope for a happy and independent future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2012

My special needs daughter thrives at this school. She is normally very shy, but is very comfortable here. The love and tenderness that Hesse teachers show our kids is truly a gift. We had tried numerous schools to try to meet all of her needs, but we found our permanent home at Hope.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2012

My son was a terrible student in public school due to learning disabilities that the schools made no effort to accommodate. He was often depressed and felt "stupid" and worthless and had few friends. Hope Academy has changed his life. He is learning again, enjoying school, and isn't being held back in other subjects because of his learning difficulties in mathematics. He has friends and feels good about himself for the first time in years. The teachers take a personal interest in each child and have time to work with them due to the small class sizes. I only wish we had found Hope Academy years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

terrible they made us leave because we could not shadow our son.. How can they be a school for disabilities and not have the recourses to help them? We had to take our son out because we could not shadow him everyday.. we both work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas are fortunate to have Hope Academy. It is amazing to see the progress children at Hope make in academics, social skills, behavior and confidence levels. They are treated with kindness and respect but expected to work hard. The teachers and principal really "get it" when it comes to the children they serve. They also constantly look for ways to improve the quality of the school. The small class sizes are just what our kids need. Keep up the good work Hope!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

Amazing school. Our son has become a social butterfly and a straight A student because of Hope Academy and the individualized attention he receives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

Fantastic school. My son has been there for 3 years after leaving the public school system which had no idea of schooling an austic child. The entire Hope staff reaches out to each child, they are caring, always thinking of ways to improve the learning for the special need children.If Hope academy didn't exist I have NO idea of where my son would attend school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

I love my school! Each child is treating as a special and unique individual. The school works hard to meet this unique needs of each child.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2010

Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy has been excellent in helping our child grow and become independent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

Hope Academy has been a fabulous place to work and I love getting up every morning and going to work there. The staff is amazing and supportive and its great to see the children grow and reach their potential every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

My son has never been so happy and productive as he has been at Hope Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

My child has Down Syndrome. At Hope Academy he is expected to learn and work hard. The teaching methods at Hope Academy has given him confidence that he can learn and be a productive person. I love Hope Academy faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Hope Acadmey is a wonderful school that has provided an education unlike any other in the whole state of Louisiana, for special needs children. With Award winning teachers and great leadership through their principal, Hope Academy not only needs this money but truly deserves it. Please pick this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

This school has made a huge impact on my nephew's education. Before Hope Academy, it was all my sister could do to get him to school in the morning. He was NOT getting what he needed from the public school system. Thank God for Hope Academy for actually giving these kids what they need - a great education backed by a learning environment that encourages and supports growth in each and every child


Posted May 3, 2010

This is a school for children with special needs and exceptionalities, it doesn't matter what your special challenges are the staff at this school goes way above and beyond their duties to ensure that your student excels to the best of his/her ability. Classes are small giving your child the individual attention that they need to succeed. They have a 'multi-level' system which lets your child work at their own level in different subjects, they may work at a 4th grade math level while still working on a 2nd grade reading level so as to not hold them back in the subjects in which they excel which boosts their confidence keeping them more interested in their learning. They teach more than 'the 3 R's', they also teach life skills through experience and making it FUN for the kids. It truly is a wonderful school! The staff works very hard to make sure each student gets the special attention and tools that they need to learn. They also offer on site many other individual services, like occupational therapies and physical therapies that you may need. The y even teach you, giving you access to opportunities you may not have heard of, or considered. I cannot say how much I appreciate all of them and their hard work and what a blessing they have been to our family. They really do care about our children and go the extra mile. I might even mention that their tuition is very reasonable compared to other (I d like to say other schools like Hope, but there aren t any other schools like Hope), private schools in our area. I highly recommend them for your family too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

It really has helped my grand Children with an oppotunity to learn is a good environment. The are begining to read which has been their greatest problem.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 47%
Black 32% 45%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
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Special education / special needs

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  • Autism
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30
School end time
  • 3:00
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Linda Stone
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (225) 293-0442

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  • Special ed
  • Special education
  • Special eduction
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  • Autism
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Transportation options
  • None
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • bowling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball
  • bowling
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School culture

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  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Hope academy participates in the kiwanis downtown christmas parade and jones creek civic association christmas parade.
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  • Donald G. Hoppe, Psy.D. conducts monthly Brown Bag Lunch workshops at Hope Academy; topics typically surround child development and family dynamics, particularly those involving special needs children. The public is invited. Please consult www.HopeAcademyBR.org for topics and registration.
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15333 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
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Phone: (225) 293-0141

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