On October 10, 2019, the Arkansas Department of Education Board of Directors unanimously ratified the Arkansas Charter Authorizing Panel approval of Hope Academy of Northwest Arkansas. Hope Academy, the first trauma-informed school in Arkansas, opened its doors in August 2020.
The charter school is an expansion of the mission of the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter and fills an educational gap that currently exists in the area. Children who have experienced trauma are now able to find specialized, small classes taught by trauma-trained teachers who strive to create a safe environment for the children to learn, cope, manage and thrive. Our teachers and staff are specially trained to provide an educational space for learners with unique needs. Our team-based approach fosters student success by understanding and meeting physiological, social and emotional needs of students.
If you feel that Hope Academy is a good fit for your family, please complete the interest form here.