Hope Community Charter School is a kindergarten through grade five school and is located in Camden, New Jersey. The school opened in September 2013 and serve students in kindergarten through 2nd grade. Each year, a grade was be added until the school reached 5th grade.
Hope Community Charter School’s primary focus is literacy because literacy, and the thinking that a literate person does, transforms lives, raising a child to the highest level of academic mastery, planting in a child the tools to become a lifelong learner, affirming in a child his or her worth and contribution to the world, awakening in a child his or her creativity, interests and passions, and encouraging in a child those habits of highly successful people.
We believe in each child’s capacity to live a fulfilling life. Our task is to build on their natural curiosity, plan for and manage their literacy skills development, establish the structures that build confidence and competence, and celebrate their successes and a healthy pride in accomplishment.
Roland Fryer’s “Five Tenets for Successful Schools” is the Hope Community Charter School model: to invest in our teachers’ professional learning, provide intensive tutoring for students, extend time for their learning, foster a culture of high expectations for everyone, and use data to inform our instructional practices and planning.
Hope Community Charter School creates a culture that stretches the aspirations and performance levels of students and adults alike. The school's self-efficacy is a powerful lever, coloring our words and actions, our practices and procedures. Our actions - holding everyone accountable for learning; caring for everyone; and encouraging everyone to succeed fosters a culture of high expectations and mutual support.