NEW HOPE ACADEMY 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
New Hope Academy maintained uninterrupted instruction when Maryland schools were suddenly closed last Spring, to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our students continued to receive a comprehensive program in all core subjects and specialty classes. Students received direct online education from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, five days a week. Overall it was an impressive success given the unexpected closure of schools. Surveyed parents and students expressed gratitude and appreciation for the robust programs and the dedication and sincere care shown by the teachers.
Based on our experience with distance instruction in the Spring, we are adding improvements. For the fall 2020 semester, we are fine-tuning programs, adjusting schedules, adding online tools, and providing additional tech training for students, staff, and parents.
New Hope Academy is a PreK3-12 private school where parents and faculty work in consortium with the administration. Together we came to the overall consensus that online, rather than face-to-face-in-school learning is preferable. NHA will evaluate our programs and consider hybrid learning options, making any needed adjustments as the school year progresses.