Hope Academy is the Boarding School arm of our program, which is approved by the O.S.P.I. of the State of Washington Certification for 2016-2017. View the Accreditation Certificate for 2015-2018 from the AdvancED / Northwest Accreditation Commission and the ACSI Membership Certificate for 2016-2017.
Education is an important part of the Flying H Youth Ranch experience. The Flying H will help your son catch up (and even move ahead) in his education.
Our program includes assessments of your son’s current needs and tailors a program suited to his learning abilities. Each young man receives close adult supervision with his studies in small classes. His schooling includes computer lab work, hands-on lab work, and classroom instruction. He will have vocational learning opportunities (such as welding, construction, agricultural, etc.) as well as his general education classes. Parents will receive regular updates on their son’s educational progress. We also provide parents with access grades online.
Terra Nova Standardized Testing:
The Flying H educational staff has recently completed the 2010 standardized testing for Flying H Hope Academy students, using the Terra Nova Standardized Test for assessment. For several boys, who have taken the test at the Flying H for two successive springs, very solid, sometimes spectacular, progress can be documented.The expected yearly growth has been present in almost every subject for all of these boys for that year’s period of time. For most of them the progress has been much more significant, with several of these achieving two or three years of progress in several subject areas during this one year period. We have also seen some scores indicating five and eight years of progress during that year in some academic areas!
This spectacular progress can best be explained by the nature of the Hope Academy program. Small class sizes, usually a maximum of 6; easy and continual access to dedicated teachers for assistance; a math program customized to meet each student’s needs and progress; required diligence in students for completing school assignments; an availability and willingness of volunteers to provide tutoring when needed; all of these contribute greatly to the success of our students.
Hope Academy Mission Statement
Hope Academy is committed to providing quality education with a Christ-centered focus. We pursue high academic standards in an environment conducive to learning. Our faculty is committed to helping each student reach their full academic, vocational and spiritual potential.
Statement of Core Values
We believe these values will provide the best educational experience for personal growth and maturity for all students at Hope Academy:
- Focus on giving, receiving and applying truth as revealed in and interpreted through God’s Word.
- View life from a God-centered, rather than a man-centered orientation.
- Apply knowledge and training given in Christ-like attitudes, values, principles, and conduct.
- Prepare students for life through developing skills in listening, reading, speaking, writing, and thinking critically.
- Honor the uniqueness of how each student perceives and processes information.
- Assess student learning by providing a variety of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement.
- Use vocational training and academics to stimulate interest in career, college, and life-long learning.