HOPE – Hope Superintendent Bobby Hart will meet in an open forum with parents and stakeholders interested in an opportunity for students to earn a Hope High School diploma through “Hope Online.”
The May 18 forum is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Hope Suite at Hempstead Hall on the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana campus, and is open to any student living in the Hope School District.
The Hope School Board recently contracted for services which will be the basis of full-time grades 6-12 study from home via computer.
The “Hope Online” program will begin in the fall semester 2017-2018, and offers an accredited course curriculum which is applicable toward a diploma from Hope High School.
A personalized program of study is designed for each student to allow progress at the student’s pace.
“Hope Online” is accredited by the state of Arkansas, is open to any student living in the Hope School District, and tuition is free for all students.
Online access 24-7 allows flexible scheduling within a selection of core academic courses, electives, career and technical education, honors classes and Advanced Placement courses.
Under state law, homeschooled students residing in a public school district may be afforded resources of the district if they are enrolled in the district, according to Hope Superintendent Bobby Hart.
Hart has said homeschooled children who enroll in the district may participate in athletics, band, other extracurricular activities and academic classes.
The May 18 forum is open to the public and participants are under no obligation as a result of their attendance.