Curriculum & Services
Our curriculum meets the unique social and emotional needs of children who have experienced trauma.
Students experiencing trauma often display specific characteristics that can be separated into three main categories: emotion and behavioral self-regulation, social skills, and cognitive functioning. All of these characteristics impact educational outcomes.
To meet the academic needs of children who have experienced trauma, Hope Academy utilizes a 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio. These small class sizes provide the support and individualized attention each student needs to succeed.
- Each classroom includes one teacher and two paraprofessionals
- Principles of Understanding by Design
- Principles of Project Based Learning
- Evidence-based models of behavior modification – Conscious Discipline, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and Managing Aggressive Behaviors (MAB)
- English Language Arts – Wilson Foundations
- Mathematics – Engage New York/Eureka Math
- Science/Social Studies – Mystery Science/Social Studies
- Fine Arts, Health and Safety Education, Physical Education scheduled into the day for each grade level
Before we can address the academic needs of each student, we must first meet their social/emotional needs. At Hope Academy, we provide an environment of security, safety and structure. This allows students to move out of survival mode, increase their self-confidence and allows them to understand how they are a vital part of their community.
Our Positive Action Curriculum addresses social/emotional needs of children who have experienced trauma. It meets ESSA and RTI requirements, using an evidence-based model supported by three randomized studies
- We focus on development of the whole child
- Lessons promote growth in classroom, school, family and community
- Curriculum is scoped, sequenced and spirals