Educate, Encourage, Equip
The groundwork for Hope Academy started over a decade before it’s opening. In 1995, Grace Community Church relocated to a facility in Glenwood. Over the years since then, several Grace families have made their home in Glenwood, building relationships with their neighbors and creating education and enrichment programs for the children who live there. As the years went on, the number of children increased and the programs grew larger, so a non-profit, Glenwood Family Ministries, was formed. The creation of this organization provided greater fundraising opportunities, as well as more focused long-term vision and direction. Included in the long-term vision of Glenwood Family Ministries was the foundation of a school to serve the students in Glenwood.In the spring of 2011, the GFM Board of Directors formed a development team made of educators, tutors, parents and other neighborhood stakeholders to plan the direction of the school. After much discussion, prayer and consideration, it was determined that Hope Academy would begin as a private, Christ-centered middle school. Hope Academy will begin with grades 5 through 8 in the first year and will add a 9th grade academy in the second year.
Hope Academy will be located in the education wing of Florida Street Baptist Church, located at the intersection of Florida and Aycock Streets.
We are thankful to all the businesses, organizations and individuals that have come together to make Hope Academy a reality. Their gifts of time, talent and resources are invaluable.