What Hope Students Need to Know

Hope Academy is probably not like any other school you’ve attended. Here, we want to work with you. We want to learn about your goals, and help you succeed in high school and in recovery. We will help you along the way, but you’ll be held accountable.

Here are some of the Hope basics:

School begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:20 p.m. You are expected to arrive on time and in your uniform (khakis and a Hope Academy polo). If you do not have the proper uniform, please see Mrs. Preissler. Also, you are responsible for your own transportation.

Hope Academy also has two buses that run routes on the north and south sides. Please see the information below for the bus stops we have set:

Northside Loop


7:10 a.m. 4:50 p.m. 34th & Meridian

7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Arby's (86th & Michigan)

7:40 a.m. 4 p.m. Fresh Thyme (146th & Cary)

8:10 a.m. 3:50 p.m. McDonald’s (146th @ HTC)

Southside Loop


7:10 a.m. 4:50 p.m. Lowes Parking Lot (10th & I-465)

7:40 a.m. 4:20 p.m. Steak & Shake (southside stop at 37 & Southport Road)

8:15 a.m. 4:05 p.m. Dollar General (16th & Emerson)

8:25 a.m. 3:50 p.m. Blueberry Pancake House (U.S. 40/Washington & I-465)

If you need transportation, please let us know!

More about Hope Academy:

  • We accept students who have been suspended or expelled for drug- or alcohol-related issues.
  • Students earn a high school diploma that meets college admission standards.
  • We offer remedial support learning and credit recover programs for students who are behind in school work.
  • We provide a curriculum that is suitable for all different types of learners. We have small class sizes, so you will have plenty of opportunities for one-on-one time. We also have a full-time recovery coach and clinical specialist who can assist you with a recovery plan or help you if you relapse.
  • Students participate in Community Days throughout the year that are designed to build community through team-building, recovery and service learning activities.
  • Hope Academy has a very active leadership team that works to plan student activities as well as help guide school-wide decisions and address student issues and concerns.

To stay up to date on what’s happening in your classes visit your teachers’ pages. You can see more about your teachers and find out what you’ll be learning, materials you’ll need, and homework assignments.

Download the Hope Academy Student Handbook