1. GOD AT THE CENTER — GOSPEL-SHAPED SCHOOL CULTURE

Leadership: Godly & Visionary Head of School, Board, & Other Leadership

Staff: Daily Dependence – Prayer & Bible Studies

Students: Shepherding the Heart & A School Declaration (grades K-4)

Law vs. Gospel — Root & Fruit — Classical Education



2. DISCIPLINE & HIGH EXPECTATIONS

– Shepherding the Heart & Classroom Order

– Goodness, Truth, & Beauty – Latin – Grades 4-8; Logic & Rhetoric

– Mandatory Summer Session (grades K-8) – Extra month of school



3. PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Parent Covenant — Six Commitments:

1) Remain Current on Fair Share Tuition

2) Teacher Home Visits (3 days in September)

3-4) Fall & Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

5-6) Fall & Winter Parent Involvement Day – 9-noon, Saturday


4. ACCOUNTABILITY

– For students, parents (Parent Report Card), teachers, school



5. FUNDING MODEL

– Partner Sponsorship Program

– Could be supplemented by Vouchers & Tax Credits (in certain states)

Plant a Gospel-Shaped School:

Spreading Hope exists to ignite a movement of gospel-shaped schools serving at-risk youth in our nation's cities. We spread the model of Hope Academy in Minneapolis — a leader in the movement of classical, Christ-centered, urban schools.

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